Sorry for the delay in continuing my ranking, faithful readers. Coronavirus and the associated quarantine has been dominating my life in a bad way these past few weeks, but hopefully I will be more productive and positive in the weeks and months to come. Without further adieu, here’s the next eight players in my Clippers player rankings of the 2010s – some of the most forgettable Clippers in recent memory.

100. JamesOn Curry

Seasons Played: 1 (2009-2010)

Games Played: 1 (0 started)

Stats: None

The Lowdown: JamesOn is famous for having the shortest career in NBA history, with just 3.9 seconds of playing time at the end of a game. Because of that fame, he’s actually more well-known than many of the other players in this list, but he’s by definition the least impactful.

99. Alex Stepheson

Seasons Played: 1 (2015-2016)

Games Played: 4 (0 started)

Stats: 0.5 points, 0.5 rebounds, and 0.5 blocks in 3 minutes per game on 1/1 FG and 0/2 FT shooting

The Lowdown: Stepheson was signed to two 10-day contracts in February 2016 due to injuries to DeAndre Jordan, which ended DJ’s “Iron Man” streak. Stepheson played in four games for the Clippers, all in garbage time, and was able to get in a couple points, rebounds, and blocks for his trouble. If diehard Clippers fans had to name all Clips players of the decade, Stepheson might be the single most difficult to come up with.

98. DaJuan Summers

Seasons Played: 1 (2012-2013)

Games Played: 2 (0 started)

Stats: 1 point, 1 rebound, and 0.5 assists in 3.5 minutes per game on 1/4 FG shooting

The Lowdown: Summers was a wing who had been drafted by the Pistons several years before who the Clippers picked up on a 10-day contract before signing for the remainder of the season. He made two brief stints in the regular season, did not appear in the playoffs, and hasn’t returned to the NBA since, though he has had a successful international career in Turkey and France.

97. Sasha Vujacic

Seasons Played: 1 (2013-2014)

Games Played: 2 (0 started)

Stats: 2.5 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 0.5 steals in 5 minutes per game on 2/5 FG and 1/2 3PT shooting

The Lowdown: Vujacic is almost certainly the most recognizable name on this list for general NBA fans due to his time on the championship-winning Lakers teams of the late 2000s. However, Clippers fans should not be ashamed if they can’t remember him being on the Clips, as he was signed for a single 10-day contract in February 2014, appeared in two games, and was not picked up. While he had a couple good international seasons, his dreadful performance as a Knick in the 2015-2017 seasons show that the Clippers dropping him was probably for the best.

96. Angel Delgado

Seasons Played: 1 (2018-2019)

Games Played: 2 (0 started)

Stats: 1.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 0.5 steals in 7.5 minutes per game on 1/5 FG and 1/2 FT shooting

The Lowdown: Angel was signed to a Summer League deal by the Clippers the night of the 2018 NBA Draft, showcasing their interest in the big man from Seton Hall. Shortly thereafter, he was signed to a two-way deal, the first time the Clippers had used such a contract. Unfortunately, while he dominated the G-League (including setting a single-game record of 31 rebounds), he never got an opportunity to showcase his stuff in the NBA, playing just two games of garbage time.

95. Branden Dawson

Seasons Played: 1 (2015-2016)

Games Played: 6 (0 started)

Stats: 0.8 points, 0.7 rebounds, and 0.2 blocks in 4.8 minutes per game on 2/5 FG and 1/1 FT shooting

The Lowdown: The Clippers bought the 56th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft to select Dawson, who was a big-name college player after his time at Michigan State University. A big, athletic wing, some people thought Dawson was capable of having a legitimate impact on the Clippers, who had needed such a player for years. Despite some impressive G-League numbers as a defender, Dawson’ lack of a shot meant he could not break into Doc Rivers’ rotation, and he languished on the bench for most of the season. For a late 2nd round flier he wasn’t a bad selection

94. Diamond Stone

Seasons Played: 1 (2016-2017)

Games Played: 7 (0 started)

Stats: 1.4 points, 0.9 rebounds, and 0.1 blocks in 3.4 minutes per game on 3/13 FG and 4/4 FT shooting

The Lowdown: Poor Diamond was part of a miserably awful 2016 NBA Draft for the Clippers, where Doc Rivers parlayed the 25th and 33rd picks into Brice Johnson, Stone, and the legend David Michineau. Michineau never came over, Brice has already been discussed as a huge bust, and Stone was little better. Stone’s numbers in the G-League were not bad, but he is a mostly traditional big man (with some outside shooting) who is not a dominant rim protector or rim-runner. Therefore, as a throwback player, he has not been able to break into the NBA, and instead stuck around the G-League. Clippers fans will remember him for his incredible name, and his being a piece of that horrendous draft, but little more.

93. Kareem Rush

Seasons Played: 1 (2009-2010)

Games Played: 7 (0 started)

Stats: 1.3 points, 0.9 rebounds, 0.6 assists, and 0.3 steals in 8.3 minutes per game on 4/11 FG and 1/3 3PT shooting

The Lowdown: Kareem Rush had a legitimate career as an NBA journeyman before joining the Clippers as a late free agent addition in September 2009. Pressed into service due to injuries (he’s the first player on this list to receive semi-rotation minutes), Rush sadly suffered a torn ACL in November, ending his season and effectively shutting the door on his NBA career.

Stay tuned for part II of the “Forgotten Ones” section, coming soon! And, as always, stay safe!

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