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Old 08-21-13, 11:44 AM
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PF/SF James Johnson to Work Out for Spurs, Jazz and Hawks

He is 6-9 and considered athletic and was a 16th pick overall in the draft from Wake Forest. However he has been traded around to 3 different teams in the NBA (Bulls, Toronto and Sacramento) over the course of 4 years and has never had a breakout season.

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Old 08-21-13, 03:18 PM
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Another 6' 9".
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Old 08-21-13, 04:31 PM
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There is no question he can play in the league. Just needs to put it altogether. From what I have read sounds like he has a higher opinion of himself than his production warrants.
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Old 08-21-13, 05:11 PM
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There is no question he can play in the league. Just needs to put it altogether. From what I have read sounds like he has a higher opinion of himself than his production warrants.
Wait.. what??
An NBA player thinks he's better than he is?

Heresy.
Pop wouldn't have invited him if that was true.
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Old 08-21-13, 05:51 PM
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The hoops hype profile is interesting:

Good ballhandling skills for a power forward... Nice shooter... Not a top-notch athlete... Pretty slow.

Despite being slow and nonathletic he can get up there and swat the rock averaging 1.4 bpg 2 years ago. Rotoworld.com fantasy news says, "Johnson was optimistic that a move to Sacramento last season would increase his role, but instead his playing time dwindled to 16 minutes per game in 54 appearances. He's a defensive specialist who may chip in a handful of steals and blocks if he makes one of the aforementioned teams".
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Old 08-21-13, 07:19 PM
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I've only seen a handful of Kings games last season but I remember being a little bit impressed by his game. He can shoot the J out to about 18', and has good handles for a 4.
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Old 08-23-13, 08:12 PM
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so, is athletic or unatletic? how a «considered Athletic» can be pretty slow? confused....

somewhre while Reading, ny mind imagine him like.. last career year mcdyess
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Old 08-24-13, 07:09 AM
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My guess would be that he is probably slow in his decision making and not in his actual ability to move about the court. If what I just said is true, then a stable coaching and training environment could lead to his moves becoming automatic without having to take the time to think.
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Old 08-24-13, 08:17 AM
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Spurs never carry 15 players. Unless there are point guards on they're way out or Bonner I doubt it.
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