why is James Johnson listed as a 2nd round pick in the 2010 draft, when he could very well be a first rounder in this years weak draft. He has off the charts athleticism, he can play the 3 or the 4, and he has an excellent mid-range game. He sort of reminds me of Jeff Green of Georgetown/ OKC Thunder.He's just a little more athletic. He's averaging 14 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 steals. I know part of this is because he's from wyoming and another part is two sure-fire first rounders maybe lottery picks are on his team in Jeff Teague and Al-Farouq Aminu but why doesn't this site give him a chance.
He puts me in the mind of wilson Chandler
james johnson is a 7 time karate world champion
James Johnson WILL be a first rounder. nbadraft.net is a good site, but their usually off with their draft predicitions.
However, James won't be near the player Jeff Green is...
yea he does remind me of wilson chandler just a little bigger but
i think he does have tons of potential
and another thought with the martial arts thing he may become a good passer with the eyes you have to have to be a martial artist
but he definitely will be good i'm thinking at best Al Harrington at worst Devean George.
im a big fan of acc ball, seen Johnson play a number of times. I dont think he has off the charts athleticism by any means, Id say he is a good athlete. He shoots way to many threes for an off the charts athlete. He has a pretty well rounded game, can do alot at his size. I see Wilson Chandler, I also could see him bieng a little bit more of a role player version of Danny Granger. He seems a little bit of a tweener, but I think he could probably play some minutes at the 4 in a small lineup. He seems a little bulky though, he is very strong but might be able to stay in front of quick 3's if he were 10 pounds lighter. People who have no business driving on him have taken him to the basket, and Im not sure if he is the type who can take over a game, for a guy who has all the tools he does, he seems a little content to let others control the game, kinda picks his spots which can be good or bad i suppose. Overall, like him think he has great potential and a solid first rounder.
I see that james johnson as a good role player he just dosent have star player qualities. i see him as just a good long prospect but will never earn all star honors
yeah man, I love this site, aran smith and co. does a great job running it and putting up their mocks. However sometimes there's too many knee-jerk reactions, and guys get put in places they don't belong with a couple of good games or bad games. The posts prior to mine have done a good job describing his skill set. He is a bit of a tweener, and watching him on the perimeter sometimes, he doesn't look to comfortable putting the ball on the floor, and mainly uses the triple threat position to make straight line dribbles to the hoop against slower collegiate 4's. He would be best served using another year to round out his game in college. But anyway, theres really no reason he should be in the second round of the '10 mock. Cmon, I'm not going to draft a william buford or a luke babbit ahead of johnson. Not saying they're bad players, but not ahead of johnson, as he has a better body of work thus far on the collegiate level. I'm not worried though, they constantly updates the site so this shouldn't be here for long.
james johnson is a 1st round pick.Period.
new 2009 mock he is 29 to the lakers lol
i think they've been watching this post
Johnson would be a good pick for any team, he has a good skill set he dribbles and passes well.He can guard the 3&4 positiion and with his speed he can cuase some match up problems like David Lee does. I really think he's somewhat under rated. Could be a steal for a good team with a low draft pick.
Big 3 who lacks perimeter skills (ballhandling), and small 4 who lacks quickness. A tweener in the mould of Ryan Gomes
James Johnson has first round potential. But honestly to me right now he's a second round draft pick. He has solid all-around skills; does many things well for a player his size and has decent athleticism. He has a decent jumpshot and even solid mid-range jumper. Position wise he reminds me of Wilson Chandler also. To me, he's a little bulky for a small foward. Maybe if he trimmed down some he would fit more into the small foward position at the next level. Johnson also plays overconfident and lazy at times(missed rebound against Duke). Johnson also lacks explosive scoring ability. At the next level he will be a role player or average starter at best. To me he's a second round draft pick right now.
Seperated at birth?
There is no difference between James Johnson and Jeff Green.
Same size, same games, same everything.
James Johnson will be just as good as Jeff Green.
There is no reason to believe otherwise.
Jeff Green was a much better prospect than James Johnson is. James Johnson will be a poor mans Jeff Green, if that!
Here are Jeff Green's numbers as a Senior at Georgetown:
14.3 ppg. 6.4 rpg. 3.2 apg. 0.8 spg. 1.2 bpg.
Here are James Johnson's numbers as a Sophmore this year:
14.6 ppg. 8.4 rpg. 2.4 apg. 1.5 spg. 1.5 bpg.
The comparison is valid. If anything, James Johnson may end up better than Jeff Green.
When you put the numbers up you definetly make your point, but IMO Jeff Green had a bigger impact in games. Georgetown was an elite team with him on the floor and have been sliding down that pole (hitting bottom this season) since he left. Johnson doesnt have that same impact for Wake that Green had for G-town. He is a piece of the puzzle at Wake and sometimes he's hard to notice on the court unlike Teague and Aminu who stand out all the time to me (especially Aminu). I think he's a first rounder in this draft but just because of the lack of super prospects this year.
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Johnson doesn't have the jaw dropping athleticism that would make him a sexy/popular pick, but his skill & versatility will make him a solid pick. He may never be more than a serviceable starter or super sub, but what more could you really hope for in the 10-20 range of a weak draft? There's 150 starters in the NBA, and probably one third to one half of them are mediocre at best. The average draft therefore produces about 10-15 starting caliber players per draft. This draft will probably produce well short of that, similar to the 2000 draft. Some team will play it safe & go with the guy that has a higher floor, albeit if he doesn't have superstar potential.
James Johnson=Jeff Green
then Al Harrington,
Cannot believe this site compares him to Andreas Nocioni, WTF !!!
James Johnson is a way better prospect than Jeff Green, who is a tweener on a garbage team. Jeff Green is OVER-RATED.a
"James Johnson is a way better prospect than Jeff Green," thats crazy I think Green is a better shooter and a far superior defensive player.....
Jeff Green (# 5 pick) is got 16+ pts, and 6+ rebs, and he shoots 3's like crazy.
My man Johnson is good, but he might not surpass Green.
James Johnson is already a better shooter than Green, check his game. He's a legit 6'8 with 7 ft wingspan and has nice D to go with that package. I'm not saying he'll be anything close to great, but better than Green is no stretch.
Green is almost a 40% shooter FROM NBA 3 point line........ How is Johnson's 3 point shooting at Wake????
James Johnson 2-yr college stats:
14.8 pts, 8.3 rebs, 1.6 assits, 1.4 blks, 52% overall, 30% 3's
Jeff Green 3-yr college stats:
13.2 pts, 6.5 rebs, 3.1 assits, 1.3 blks, 49% overall, 36% 3's
Bottom line: Johnson is better rebonder, while Green is better passer and 3-pt shooter
Green is also a far better defensive player....
"far better", woww
no way if you have been watching ACC games this year
We will see when Johnson gets in the NBA....
Your numbers ended up being wrong again.
James Johnson sucks.
I told y'all, cyclo doesn't watch games...He reads stats
LOL, if you like basketball enough to study draftexpress and espn.com player profiles you'd think watching a game would be so much more enjoyable.
It's still a little too early to judge Johnson, but this is too funny lol.