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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    JJ is far from a "solid two way player". His offense is nothing short of horrendous (and that's factoring in his improvement from last year).
    James Johnson is shooting 45% from the field, and 32% from the three point line, and he averages almost 2 assists a game ... he shoots a much better percentage from the field than Demar Derozan (42% field, 25% three point line). That is pretty decent. This includes the HORRIBLE start to the season he had, its only as of late that he has improved his shooting dramatically.

    Like I said, he is a solid 2 way forward.

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    Something that doesn't get factored into any discussion of a player shooting % is when and where he takes his shots. If the player shoots when there are team mates in a position to rebound, then periodically those team mates are going to grab one and put it in. +2 for the good guys. If the aforementioned player shoots when there are no team mates around, and in fact his team mates are still moving to the basket, then the opposing team gets the rebound and can make a quick outlet pass (no defensive pressure) for an easy fast break basket. +2 for the bad guys. So the shooters shooting % stays the same, but you are looking at a potential 4 point swing in the score. Intelligence in shot selection makes a difference that doesn't show in the stats.

    As much as I love JJ's play at times, he goes through bouts of incredibly bone-headed shooting/play that hurt the team. I have great hopes, because that is a mental thing...it's not about raw talent or even learned skills. James needs to have an internal revelation about the value of each possession.

    Bayless makes the same kind of decisions at times. That's what drives me nuts about him as well. Jose almost never does this. Amir almost never does this. Magloir never does this. And Demar rarely does this. The other players on the team fall into the bell curve.

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    Quote SuperRaptor wrote: View Post
    James Johnson is shooting 45% from the field, and 32% from the three point line, and he averages almost 2 assists a game ... he shoots a much better percentage from the field than Demar Derozan (42% field, 25% three point line). That is pretty decent. This includes the HORRIBLE start to the season he had, its only as of late that he has improved his shooting dramatically.

    Like I said, he is a solid 2 way forward.
    Johnson shoots 63% at the rim, and just 31% from three feet and beyond (http://www.basketball-reference.com/...1&year_id=2012)

    Like I said, his offense is nothing short of horrendous.
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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    Johnson shoots 63% at the rim, and just 31% from three feet and beyond (http://www.basketball-reference.com/...1&year_id=2012)

    Like I said, his offense is nothing short of horrendous.
    I have to disagree, someone who scores 9 pts a game shooting 45% from the field in 25 min. is not a horrendous offensive player. I think 90% of the nba would be considered horrendous offensively if that was the case.

    Like I said, JJ ftw.

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    Johnson shoots 63% at the rim, and just 31% from three feet and beyond (http://www.basketball-reference.com/...1&year_id=2012)

    Like I said, his offense is nothing short of horrendous.
    I agree. 31% outside of 3 feet is horrendous. 31% outside the three point line is average for a wing..... but 3 FEET??!?!?!?!

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    From Stephen Brotherston's chat at HoopsWorld.com:

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    Any idea what did James Johnson do to get benched?

    Stephen Brotherston

    Neither Casey nor JJ will answer this question directly but the media table gossip says JJ challenged Casey