Originally Posted by Qwyjibo
What did James Johnson do to piss everyone off last year? Geez.
As sad as it sounds, Johnson was probably the best overall wing player on the team last year. He was better than Derozan, he was miles better than Kleiza (who absolutely sucks) and he was better than Fields.
I'd be disappointed if the only reason Kleiza is still around to be Val's friend. I'm hoping he doesn't need to be babied this much. I assume no other team actually wants Kleiza's contract as well.
Would it surprise you though? Weems is around to be Derozan's friend even though they are virtually the same player with one getting more opportunity than the other.