LA Roundup: Clippers Officially Sign Noah for the Season, Will Smith Makes Donation to Louisville Hospital, Lou Williams Speaks on Return to Play, and More!



The Clippers made a significant move on Saturday in their quest to win the title this season. By signing center Joakim Noah through the end of the year, they add to their center depth behind Zubac and Harrell. Noah was originally signed to a 10-day contract before the season shut down, meaning that the Clippers had to re-sign him if they wanted to include him on their playoff roster. For a team that has played so well this year, Noah is more of a luxury than a necessity. Either way, he will still be valuable when they face bigger teams, such as Denver and the Lakers.

Another member that the Clippers have had their focus on is former 6th-man of the year, Lou Williams. Williams has been one of the most vocal players in regard to the league addressing social issues during its resumption. He strongly believes that there are ways for the NBA to help players make a stand, including potential “Black Lives Matter” patches on uniforms and on the court. Regarding his decision to play or not, Williams is reportedly 50/50, but chances are that he will join the team in Orlando when all is said and done.

While baseball season may still be figuring itself out, that hasn’t stopped the players from being active. Dodgers‘ catcher, Will Smith, is the latest to give back amid the current pandemic, joining the long list of Dodger players to step up. Smith visited his local hospital in Louisville and donated 100 meals to the staff and response teams, a generous sign from a player that is still on his rookie contract with LA. Gestures like these show that Los Angeles truly has some incredible athletes to represent it.

We end today by reviewing the Rams‘ selection of Van Jefferson in the 2020 NFL Draft. No fan had Jefferson anywhere near the top of their list, but somehow scouts had a different perspective on the Florida receiver. One of the deciding factors was how he ranked in what team scouts call the “Cooper Kupp” test, a sign that he will be a valuable asset to LA. The Rams already have their top two receiving threats, but if Jefferson can do what he did at Florida and Ole Miss, then the team just found themselves a steal.

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