Kevin Arnovitz has been reporting from the Vegas Summer League for True Hoop. He didn't paint the rosiest of pictures of James Johnson yesterday. This probably could have been a Fan Shot, but I thought summary was too
damning good to parse.
James Johnson's teammates spent a lot of time telling Chicago second-year forward where to set up offensively in the half court. When Johnson doesn't have the ball in his hands, he floats purposelessly around the floor. Should he work off the ball to elude his man? Should he go to the ball? Often, Johnson has no idea. On the positive side, Johnson has some impressive ball skills. He has the handle and agility to find seams to the basket -- and the strength to finish. Unfortunately, he doesn't display the desire or wherewithal to make a play when he encounters heavy traffic.
This is just one report from a Summer League game following his rookie season, but I think JJ already qualifies as the worst draft pick of the Paxson era.