Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 10/7/12
One of the newest additions to the Sacramento Kings, former Chicago Bull and Toronto Raptor James Johnson is ready to impress Sacramento, hoping to have his slate wiped clean after some issues north of the border put a damper on his ’11-12 season. Nobody outside of Johnson and Raptors head coach Dwane Casey know exactly what went down (I’m not even sure Johnson is completely aware) but whatever the case, there was a clear disconnect between the two – so much so that it resulted in Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo moving Johnson for a second rounder after acquiring Johnson from the Bulls for a late first rounder just two seasons before. Drafted 16th by the Chicago Bulls in the 2009, Johnson’s gritty style of play earned him significant floor time the past two seasons in Toronto, but his desire to sometimes do too much irritated Casey, resulting in a benching that looked to be the beginning of the end for the Wake Forest product. Now a member of the Sacramento Kings, Johnson has a wonderful...
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