More than seven years after he was dealt -- along with the rights to Tyson Chandler -- to Chicago for Elton Brand, 32-year-old power forward Brian Skinner returns to the Clippers.  In the intervening period, Skinner has played for 26 of the NBA's other 29 franchises. 

Skinner brings absolutely nothing to the floor offensively, but is an indispensable brute who, if called upon, can defend almost any frontcourt player in the league, even at 6' 9".  He'll rebound with a fury and set borderline-illegal screens that free up scorers. 

I'd rather have Powell's upside and athleticism, but Skinner is serviceable as a 12-16 MPG guy.