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New Orleans Pelicans Western Southwest
James Johnson • #16 • F
Status:On roster
Ht/Wt:6'8", 240 lbs.
Born:Feb 20, 1987 (34 yrs) in Cheyenne, WY
From:Wake Forest
Experience:11 years
Drafted:Drafted by Chicago in 2009 (1/16).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Dallas in 2021.
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Scouting Report
Assets: A shut-down defender who also shows some untapped offensive potential. Flashes great agility, hands, and overall instincts at both ends of the floor. Quick and explosive and can defend several positions well. Uncommonly skilled, coordinated, and athletic for a player his size.
Flaws: Frustratingly inconsistency for stretches. Gets mistake-prone at times, either coughing up the ball or committing too many fouls. Needs to develop more go-to moves to fulfill his impressive potential on offense. Has butted heads with coaching in the past.
Career Potential: Streaky rotational defense-first combo forward (with starter talent).
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