JOHNSON OVER BENCHING
A verbal altercation with Casey on the bench during a game led to a de facto two-game suspension for James Johnson but the mercurial forward is over it.
“We talked and that was that,” Johnson said. “I learned my lesson and I took my consequences like a man and you can only respect that.”
The incident — a mild disagreement during a win over Charlotte on April 3 — led to Johnson sitting out two games but the team did not suspend him, which would have taken money out of his pocket.
It was quickly brushed aside by both Casey and Johnson, one of those incidents that pop up during a season.
Johnson knows he has a tendency to press the issue every now and then but isn’t going to change too much.
“I think what I can do might seem a little too much now and again to everybody else,” he said. “But I know I can do it and I work on my game. It’s just putting those pieces together. Sometimes, yes, you do too much, might over-dribble a little bit, but it’s basketball and if you feel you can take your man and it might take a few more dribbles, then do that.”