September 11

Stanley Johnson Took To Twitter To List Off Some Of The Best Players He’s Faced

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Stanley Johnson was the No. 8 pick in what at the time was widely considered one of the more loaded draft classes in recent memory. But save for a few marquee names like Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis, the 2015 draftees have been largely underwhelming.

Johnson, for his part, had a solid rookie campaign for the Pistons and even showed some spunk going up against LeBron James during their opening-round series against the Cavs that year. Yet he regressed significantly during his sophomore season and saw a reduction in minutes under head coach Stan Van Gundy.

In a recent interview with the Detroit Free Press, Johnson admitted that he has a lot of work ahead of him but that he’s more than ready for the challenge. On Sunday, he took on an entirely different kind of challenge when he did a Twitter Q&A with his followers, during which he had some interesting things to say about a number of topics, starting with the best players he’s faced in the NBA so far.

There’s really no surprise there, although when asked about a new teammate who joined the Pistons this off-season, Johnson had some extremely high praise.

And despite the fact that he saw his playing time reduced last season, he still has a great deal of respect for his current coach.

That comment demonstrates a level of maturity that will definitely benefit him moving forward. And despite his struggles, his confidence certainly hasn’t wavered one bit.

It’ll be interesting to track his progress next season to find out whether he can reach that potential that made him such an intriguing prospect when entered the league.

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Posted September 11, 2017 by chilli15 in category "Whats Trending

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