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Clippers beat Lakers anew..for Byron Mullens

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Clippers beat Lakers anew..for Byron Mullens

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via SI.com

The Clippers already have the throne of Los Angeles. They got the prime free agent they sought to keep, the Lakers lost theirs. In the battle for a second string center, Clippers get the edge. Byron Mullens wants to win(he’s from the BOBCATS!), and the Clippers were obviously better choice.

per SI.com

The Los Angeles Clippers are close to signing free-agent center Byron Mullens to a two-year contract.

The deal would include a player option for the 2014-15 season and is set to be finalized sometime this week. The Clippers have already added J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley this offseason as well as re-signed point guard Chris Paul.

The Los Angeles Lakers were one of several teams to pursue Mullens.

Mullens, who can play the 4 or 5 position, spent the last two seasons with Charlotte Bobcatsand averaged 10.4 points and 6.4 rebounds in 2012-13.

Mullens was a first-round pick in the 2009 draft and in four NBA seasons, including two with the Oklahoma City Thunder, he has averaged 8.4 points and 4.8 rebounds a game.

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