Kolkmania wrote:I just don't see it with Cameron Johnson. Sure he's long, but he avoids contact as much as possible, which effectively makes him a SG. However he doesn't have the feet to defend those guys, so no idea what he does on defense. Offensively he can hit threes of pindowns and standstill shots, but he's never been a guy who punishes hard closeouts or shoot threes while running. Pass.
He could be a +2 guy on offense and you can scheme around him on defense to hide him okay, that's the allure, worst case he is a really good bench shooter
Sure, guys who can shoot are valuable on offense. However, to a certain extent. Johnson's shooting is overrated imo. 40% from three and 82% from the line is great, but not Redick/Korver/McDermott-esque. His shots itself are not extremely versatile as well, he's good off screens but I haven't seen many off-balanced threes (perhaps I just caught the wrong games).
Shooters are supposedly safe picks, but imo you have to be able to shoot while you're running sideways (with respect to the basket) or attack a closeout efficiently (pull-up from midrange and/or attack the basket). If that's not the case you have to be a good defender, otherwise you're out of the league within a couple of years.
I fear that's the case with Cameron Johnson.