Raptors deal James Johnson to Sacramento
The Toronto Raptors have dealt wingman James Johnson to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for a 2nd-round draft pick, according to multiple sources. The Raptors acquired Johnson last season from Chicago in exchange for a 1st-round draft choice.
Johnson is scheduled to earn $2.8 million in this the final year of his contract. He was rumoured to have gotten into a spat with head coach Dwane Casey during practice this year, which could have been the main reason for his departure.
The Raptors also signed Landry Fields this offseason and drafted Terrence Ross, creating a bit of a log jam at the wing positions. DeMar DeRozan and Linas Kleiza figure to also be in the mix for playing time on the wing.
Last year, Johnson averaged 9.1 ppg and 4.7 rpg to go with 1.1 steals per game and 1.4 blocks per game.