This video would make me more excited for JaJuan Johnson’s pro prospects, if I didn’t know two things:
1) exhibition league basketball turns every defender into Gerald Green
2) Jeff Green never reminded anyone of Bruce Bowen, even during his finest moments
But still, a couple positives (which we already knew) can be taken from this video. Firstly, JaJuan Johnson is 6 feet, 11 inches tall and shoots from way above his head. He also has a soft touch from outside. That means his shot is both difficult to block and also (fairly) accurate. Plus, Johnson can move. He isn’t some stiff who will come off the bench, waddle down the court, shoot outside jumpers and otherwise look like a statue. He has a 38-inch vertical, people. That’s the same as Hakim Warrick, in case you need a point of reference.
All of which means I’m reasonably excited for the JaJuan Johnson era. Even if seeing him abuse Jeff Green in a summer league exhibition did nothing but rekindle old feelings of disgust toward Green.
(h/t Red’s Army)