7/16/12

Ninja Vanish

As we reported earlier the Raptors were on verge of moving James Johnson to the Sacramento Kings and the deal is done. The Raptors will get in return a 2nd round pick from the Kings in 2014. Here is the official Release from the Raptors on the Trade:

The Toronto Raptors announced Monday they have traded forward James Johnson to the Sacramento Kings for a 2014 second-round draft choice. The Kings will absorb the remainder of Johnson's contract providing the Raptors with additional roster and salary cap flexibility. “The addition of Landry Fields and Terrence Ross created some crowding at the wing positions,” said Raptors President and General Manager Bryan Colangelo. “This move frees up minutes for our players under contract, increases our financial flexibility and opens up a roster spot to address other needs.” Johnson averaged 9.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 25.2 minutes in 62 games last season. He was acquired from Chicago on February 22, 2011. In 87 appearances with the Raptors, Johnson posted averages of 9.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 26.0 minutes.
Raptor will be taking on Mavericks in Summer League Action at 6pm local time today and you can check for a full re-cap in DNB shortly after. So good bye to James Johnson who was someone I always enjoyed for his honesty in talking with him. It seems he and Dwane Casey could not get on the same page and that is what is at the core of this move. He was benched late last season for an incident that apparently occurred during a practice late in the season.

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