tugs wrote:Alize Johnson would've been a nice project
Agreed. He was a free agent for a day? And then signed with the Bulls. I suspect Alize was waived only because Millsap and Aldridge were willing to sign with the win-now-Nets for the veteran minimums. When Johnson suddenly became available, I don't think the Jazz were in position to go after him even if they wanted him.
I wanted Johnson last season after he lit us up on points and rebs while playing on a ten day contract. We've got a small game sample for Johnson, but his regular season rebs/36 last season was 17.1 vs Paschall's 6.6 and Brantley's 5.1. Alize's playoff rebs/36 was 20.3. In Paschall and Brantley, we have two wide body, muscular guys who surprisingly struggle to grab rebounds.
Johnson's three point percentage on the Nets on just 6 attempts was awful, but he averaged a respectable 36% 3p% over his three season G-League career.
Player Comparison: Alize Johnson and Eric Paschall
Player Comparison: Alize Johnson and Jarrell Brantley