PHOENIX -- It was abundantly clear Tuesday as the Phoenix Suns introduced new wingman Wesley Johnson the team's front office had done its homework.
Suns general manager Lance Blanks went as far back as Johnson's high school days as a big man in detailing why the team believes the best is yet to come for the 25-year-old acquired last week from the Minnesota Timberwolves. That feeling is mutual.
"There will be more opportunity for me here," Johnson said. "Its like a rebirth, a new beginning for me."
In joining the overhauled Suns, Johnson escapes the pressure he faced in Minnesota after being drafted fourth overall in 2010.
Over two seasons, Johnson averaged 7.7 points and less than 25 minutes per game, never living up to the expectations that followed him out of Syracuse.
Johnson admitted Wednesday those expectations did affect him in Minnesota, but he's happy to put that behind him and take on a new opportunity.
"I think with a blank slate...