Cam Johnson Rumors
Tim Bontemps interjected that he expects Durant to end up with the Suns. “If you look at these trade, there’s a nexus point between what the player wants and the team wants,” said Bontemps. “Kevin Durant would like to play for the Suns. We can all agree on that. The Phoenix Suns also have a lot of stuff the Brooklyn Nets would want. They’re not going to get Devin Booker in this trade, but they’ve got Mikal Bridges, they’ve got Deandre Ayton they can put in a sign-and-trade, and they have Cam Johnson.”
On possible supermax deal for Devin Booker and rookie extension for Cam Johnson. If Booker makes All-NBA this year, he’ll be eligible for a four-year deal worth $211 million while Johnson is up for a rookie extension heading into his fourth NBA season: James Jones: “That’s a part of the business. As your team improves, typically your payroll increases. We’re focused on improving the team and those guys, they deserve the credit. They deserve the accolades and the financial rewards that come with being good players and productive players. It doesn’t preclude us from doing anything. We’re not talking about a luxury tax issues or avoiding those things. That’s not something that’s going to prevent us from continuing to build this team and keep this team together.”
Kellan Olson: Cam Johnson said last year during Game 3 of the Finals in Milwaukee his girlfriend had a towel thrown on her, got kneed in the back of her head and had beer spilled on her. His family didn’t see his dunk over P.J. Tucker because they were in the concessions dealing with it. Johnson said the Bucks did handle it. Fan was thrown out and banned. He didn’t even hear about it until after the game and was obviously very frustrated about his family having to deal with that harassment.
Cam Johnson sees a noticeable difference in Devin Booker from Game 6 Thursday in New Orleans to preparing for Monday’s Game 1 against fourth-seeded Dallas. “He looks good, he looks good,” Johnson said after Sunday’s practice. “He definitely looks good.”
The multiple days between Game 6 in New Orleans and Game 1 against Dallas is serving more than just Booker well. “It’s really important, especially when you’ve been playing for a long time,” said a grinning Chris Paul, who is in his 17th NBA season. During Game 6, Williams said Booker, who has battled hamstring injuries in his NBA career, kept telling him his leg felt strong.
Barry Jackson: Tyler Herro, Cameron Johnson, Kevin Love are finalists for sixth man; Herro the clear favorite. There Herro had a case, Darius Garland, Ja Morant and Dejounte Murray are finalists for most improved.
Kellan Olson: Devin Booker and Cam Johnson both emphatically agreed that it helped to get a feel for the playoffs last year to know where their conditioning needs to be this year. Booker: “I have a better understanding of the physicality and the workload that it puts on your body.”