The Los Angeles Clippers are expected to fill the center position soon.
According to Shams Canary, who is fluent in the NBA transfer market, the Clippers are scheduled to sign Tice, who agreed to buyout with the Indiana Pacers on the 16th.
This will allow the Clippers to fill the last spot on the 15-member roster with a backup center. Earlier, backup center and team pillar Mason Plumlee injured his left knee in a loss to the New York Knicks on the 7th. Since then, the Clippers have been stuck in the swamp due to consecutive losses like a lie.
In response, the Clippers tried to fill the gap in the position with second-year forward Moussa Diabite, but switched to a small line-up with P.J. Tucker as the center or no center at all. Therefore, if Tice signs with the Clippers due to a front-court absence, he will be able to play immediately upon joining, having played only eight games in the past two seasons.
Tice, who played only one game, or eight minutes, in Indiana this season, played as the center of Germany at this summer’s FIBA Basketball World Cup and helped his team win. He averaged 10.9 points and 5.4 rebounds during the World Cup. 안전놀이터
Clippers coach Tyrone Lu was able to watch him as an assistant coach for the U.S. national team at the time. In addition, in the match against the U.S. for the final ticket, Tice scored 21 points and seven rebounds to impress the relatively weak opponent’s paint zone.
Tice is not a good scorer, but he is a big man with the basics to save his teammates. Above all, there is a shot that is most needed in modern basketball. Therefore, it is expected to play a two-man game with Harden on the Clippers, hang the screen on Georgina Leonard, and sometimes throw outside shots with pick and pop to bring diversity to Clippers basketball.