South Bay Lakers acquire former first-round pick Stanley Johnson
The South Bay Lakers announced Wednesday Stanley Johnson is joining the roster.
Johnson, who was picked at No. 8 by the Detroit Pistons in the 2015 NBA draft, is a six-year veteran who will provide plenty of experience to the roster. Andre Ingram and Frank Mason III are among the veterans on the squad.
Johnson played 61 games with the Toronto Raptors last year, primarily at power forward. At 6-foot-6, defense at the forward spot has always been his main skill, but his offensive deficiencies are why he’s bounced around the basketball spectrum.
He has a career field goal percentage of 37.5% and a career 3-point percentage of 29.8%.
The only way the Los Angeles Lakers could use his size is if a player is released. Avery Bradley is on a non-guaranteed deal, but it’s unclear if L.A. would want to let go of a proven performer at both ends of the court for an undersized forward who excels at only one end.