Originally Posted by jeffb
Man, you should learn not to get so high on a player after a couple months. A player that couldn't get minutes in Chicago even previous to this season and was in the D League in January. To be so quick to anoint some high IQ player is setting yourself up for disapointment. You seriously think James Johnson is a legit starter in the NBA anytime soon on a good team?
He couldn't get minutes in Chicago because of Luol Deng. Its like if Vince Carter
was in Toronto and we drafted DeRozan.. I'm pretty sure DeRozan wouldn't get any minutes either. If you think Leonard would get minutes playing behind Deng then you are delusional, not many players would in that situation.
You are in love with bringing up the D-League argument. Do you even know why he was sent to D-League? They were going to trade him and they wanted to get him in game shape. Just like Davis was sent into D-League to get into game shape. He was there for like a week and shipped to the Raptors. It is nonsensical to keep him on the bench if he is going to get traded.