Stanley Johnson Rumors

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Stanley Johnson
Stanley Johnson
Position: F
Born: 05/29/96
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:242 lbs. / 109.8 kg.
Salary: $3,623,000
As for Davis himself, he is in wait-and-see mode now and simply going about his workout regimen with fellow Pelicans players such as Holiday, Frank Jackson and Stanley Johnson. Griffin and Holiday spent time with each other in Los Angeles as well, league sources said, as Griffin continues to build strong rapports throughout his roster. Holiday is a cornerstone for the Pelicans, a two-way guard who has shouldered a leadership role for the franchise.
Storyline: Anthony Davis Trade
The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired forward Nikola Mirotic from the New Orleans Pelicans in a three-team deal. The Bucks will also send forward Thon Maker to the Detroit Pistons and center Jason Smith, along with four future second-round draft picks to the Pelicans. Detroit will send forward Stanley Johnson to New Orleans to complete the trade.
There are nights when Johnson looks like he can be a starter in the NBA, and others when you forget he’s on the floor. It’s been a roller-coaster ride in Detroit that looks to be coming to an end soon; he’ll be a restricted free agent this summer. Should the Pistons deal him before then to try and ensure that the 2015 No. 8 pick doesn’t leave for nothing? It’s a slippery slope. “With Detroit trying to make the playoffs, Johnson’s defense is valuable to have,” a league source said. “Also, I’m not sure he brings back a nice return — maybe a second-round pick, depending on a contending team’s needs.”
Storyline: Stanley Johnson Trade
And Stanley Johnson? He will likely be a restricted free agent, but it’s safe to assume the Pistons wouldn’t mind moving him, though his trade value is low. Other teams scout games and know his struggles through four seasons. Would the Pistons move Johnson? Yes. Are there any takers? The Pistons are looking for some sort of clarity over the next nine games before the deadline, the team source said.
League sources have told The Athletic the Spurs have inquired about a wing player over the last few months. The Spurs were interested in adding Trevor Ariza, but no package could work. The Phoenix Suns shipped Ariza to the Washington Wizards for Kelly Oubre and Austin Rivers. If the Spurs are still searching for a wing, a name that could surface is Detroit’s Stanley Johnson. The connection here: Spurs assistant GM Brian Wright was with the Pistons back in 2015 when the team drafted Johnson. Around the league, executives mentioned that Wright is still a big supporter of Johnson.
On numerous occasions, fans will ask Johnson to take a selfie with him, only to then post a negative caption with the photo. “I was 18 [years old] in the league and living the dream,” Johnson says. “Why are you trying to take me down?” Phones haven’t become a locker room issue for him. But ever since he began his college career at Arizona, he feels he could be filmed by a teammate at any moment for public consumption. He’s constantly on guard, a reality that players from an earlier generation rarely faced. “Like, this dude is always trying to get a Snap or Instagram,” Johnson says, laughing. “I’m cognizant of it.”
Keith Langlois: Also at your press conference, you said “our time is now.” I’m extrapolating from that, but I’m guessing you’re not going to tell your team that “we’re scrapping to get into the playoff field” and leave it at that. Without giving away your message when you gather for training camp, what is your big-picture view of what you have here? Dwane Casey: That we’re a good team. We’re better than what people are saying – that we’re right there hanging around the eighth spot. No, no, no. We’re a better team than that. But it’s up to us to go out on the floor and show everybody and proving it by going out on the floor and doing it and working and being a tough-minded team on the floor. It’s up to us to do it, but I envision us – and I know we’re better than what people have us ranked because of the talent of a Blake Griffin, Andre Drummond, Stanley Johnson, Reggie Jackson, the guys we have, the young players we have to infuse with them, it’s just too much there for us not to be better than just scratching into the eighth spot of the playoffs.