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Wes Johnson


Johnson was the definition of a low risk, high reward signing. While he never has reached the potential most thought he had, he still is young and was very cheap. For a Lakers team short on small forwards, Johnson will get his chance to make an impact on the team. However, I’m not sure he’ll have much of one to make. He’s been a subpar shooter in his time in the league, yet doesn’t have explosive ability to attack the rim. He’s niche with this team would be a shooter, but it’s a matter of if he can do that.


It’d take a spectacular performance for Johnson to be back next year. He’s nothing more than a one-year rental on a “prove yourself” contract with the Lakers. If he fails once again, he’ll be running out of chances to even be in the league, let alone the Lakers.


VERDICT: Johnson will not be a Laker in 2014-15

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  • Jim213

    Mostly agree with article, I’m hoping that WJ can prove himself as a strong asset to get resigned. IMO, NY needs more growth mentality and given his athleticism and his somewhat flamboyant ways I don’t see him as a Laker in the long term.

    I still expect some trades to occur to alleviate the cap tax though Nash should be placed on the trading block but given his age, good look in finding a suitor. Here’s my issue if Gasol fails to give the team a reason to not trade him he should then be traded for a future PG or another 2014 or 2015 lottery pick (lower seed).

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