Kit wrote:We will never know what we can get from him offensively.
walah123 wrote:Wesley Johnson has the potential to be a shawn marion type player and/or be scottie pippenesque in defense.
I don't think he can pass like Bird though.
hollywood swinger wrote:calling it now wes johnson will stink. he has that stupid silly school girl smile on his face all the time. zero intensity. everyone will hate him by christmas.
Lakerjones wrote:I'm actually more impressed with Wes than I was early on in pre-season. I like his D a lot. I get why realdeal has been so up on him. It's just that with D' Antoni he's a tougher fit here than he would be with a more traditional coach. He doesn't have the body type for a 4 - too slight. And he sure as HELL isn't a D' Antoni stretch 4 with his inconsistent shot. But I like him a lot. He's got nice athleticism and has really picked up his defense (looked really lost earlier in pre-season). I think he'll contribute.
Lakerjones wrote:^^ Yes, it would be nice if he diversified a little offensively and attacks more but he needs to make cuts and get fed off passes. Don't want to see him dribbling.
It's a little bit of a quandary with Wes/Henry because in a more traditional situation it would be clear that they would probably go with Johnson as the starting 3. And for the reasons you brought up earlier this year - he could move off ball, cut down the lane and get feeds from Nash or Pau. But D' Antoni isn't going for that seemingly. I guess we'll see. Henry needs the ball in his hands a little more, but his ability to drive and kick or attack and finish is really making him the stronger candidate. And of course Johnson's length is a plus at the 3 for defense. Then again, Henry is as strong as an axe and doesn't give anything up in terms of physicality which is a plus. You could see Henry bodying up against some of the bigger, stronger threes and Johnson against the lankier threes.
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