Brooklyn Nets forward Cam Johnson has a lot on his plate as arguably the second-best player on the team and with that, he will have heightened expectations from this point moving forward. However, it seems that Johnson is ready for the new role and others are projecting him to be better because of it.
In a recent article by Frank Urbina of HoopsHype, in which he ranked the top-24 power forwards in the league for the 2023-24 season, Johnson ranked 16th on the list. Johnson being listed as a power forward is interesting since he splits time between small forward and power forward for Brooklyn.
Last season, according to basketball reference, Johnson spent 82% of his playing time with the Nets at the power forward spot, but that may just be how Johnson is listed on the stat sheet rather than the position he plays on the court.
Either way, Johnson is in for a huge season as he will be the second scoring option for a Brooklyn team looking to make the playoffs again. Here’s what Urbina had to say about Johnson’s ranking on this list:
“One of the better outside shooters in the league, Brooklyn Nets forward Cameron Johnson has nailed 41.6 percent of his three-point attempts over the past two seasons. Johnson can also do a bit of scoring off the dribble, possessing the ability to attack hard closeouts with a dribble or two and a midrange jumper. He is a bit limited offensively, however, so on nights when his outside jumper isn’t falling, his impact does plummet – just look at the numbers from his recent World Cup run with Team USA as proof (spoiler alert: He very likely won’t be invited back for the Paris Olympics). Regardless, his shooting is proven enough in the NBA that the Nets will be glad they have him signed through 2026-27.”