NBA analysts are giving a young San Antonio Spur, one of the few to remain with the franchise during a dramatic offseason, high praise. Johnson was placed at No. 15 on a list of the top 25 small forwards in the NBA.
As a member of the American men’s basketball Olympic team last summer, Johnson earned the respect of NBA fans everywhere. He is guided by Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.
Given the current recognition that places Johnson not far below NBA All-Stars and league icons, more eyes may be on Johnson this season, which will be his fourth in the NBA after being picked by the Spurs in 2019.
Fans of San Antonio shouldn’t be surprised by this
Fans of San Antonio shouldn’t be surprised by this given that Johnson. He was the team’s second-leading scorer during the previous campaign.
Johnson was cited alongside other former Spurs. He was seen as the group’s savior and leader in the years following the Big Three.
DeMar DeRozan of the Chicago Bulls was ranked No. 8 on the website, while Kawhi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers was ranked No. 3.
After a drama-filled season that had San Antonio supporters forever cursing Leonard’s name, Leonard was transferred to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for DeMar DeRozan in 2018, as Spurs fans will recall.
Johnson is unquestionably considered a significant player to help rebuild the five-time championship team
In light of Dejounte Murray and Lonnie Walker IV being traded during the summer. Johnson is unquestionably considered a significant player to help rebuild the five-time championship team.
These two prominent players were the last to play with or be coached by Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker.
And as he approaches his fourth season, Johnson’s ceiling is only going to increase thanks to a diversified skill set that enables him to play on the perimeter while also using his powerful 6-6, 220-pound physique inside.
As a result of his play and overall production, Johnson is now ranked among the league’s top players at his position. Johnson is ranked No. 15 in the website’s small forward rankings for the upcoming year.