Thibodeau Raves About Johnson
TORONTO -- As the Bulls conducted their morning shootaround Wednesday on the Air Canda Centre court, James Johnson was in the building, undergoing his physical.
A Raptors spokesman said Johnson would address the media before Wednesday night's 6 p.m. tipoff.
"He was terrific for us," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "We didn't have a whole lot of minutes for him. His attitude was great. He worked extremely hard. He was athletic. I think it's a good move for the Raptors and for us. It gives us some flexibility moving forward."
The Bulls possess roughly $2.9 million of salary-cap space and two first-round picks in the 2011 NBA draft after acquiring the Heat's first-round pick, which Toronto owns, in exchange for Johnson.
The Bulls are talking to multiple teams about adding perimeter shooting help. Sources said the Bulls have offered draft picks and told teams that Omer Asik and Taj Gibson aren't available for now.
Trey is 26. The other two are 23. Not sure why anyone would care about a 10 day player like Trey when forming an argument though...
Great point for a strong draft class but what about in a weak draft class? Many people are saying that there is potential for a bunch of strong players to not declare due to the uncertainty of CBA negotiations. You might want to keep in mind that the Raptors will have the TPE asset available still on draft night. For this particular year that TPE on draft night will probably be worth more than a #30 overall first round pick. Who's going to give up anything good this year on draft night to give a stiff a guaranteed contract?