Entering year eight of his NBA career, former Wildcat Stanley Johnson is on the move again after being traded to the Utah Jazz.
Stanley Johnson is on the move. After a rather successful stint with the Los Angeles Lakers this past season, Johnson will be with yet another new team.
Making news just days ago, it was announced that the Lakers were in advanced talks with the Utah Jazz to acquire Patrick Beverly which were to be finalized on Thursday.
Well, now it is official as Johnson heads to Salt Lake City.
Entering his eighth season in the NBA, Johnson had a resurgence of sorts last season with the Lakers as he averaged 6.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game in 48 appearances. He also shot a career-high 46.6 percent from the field.
Joining a Jazz franchise that is currently undergoing some significant changes, Johnson will team up with former Wildcat Jason Terry in Salt Lake City. As you may recall, Terry recently joined the team as an assistant.
Likely to play a reserve role like he did last year, Stanley Johnson has an opportunity to build off his success from last season.
As you may recall, Stanley became a fan favorite of sorts with a struggling Lakers squad last season as he joined the team around Christmas, and never seemingly looked back.
Now as he heads to Utah, look for him to also have a sizable role, after all, the Jazz are pretty thin at small forward.
Utah will be the fifth stop that Johnson has made in his NBA career after starting with Detroit in 2015 as the former 8th overall draft pick. Johnson has also played with New Orleans, Toronto, and most recently the Los Angeles Lakers.