Positives: Interior Finishing, Reducing Turnovers
It’s been easy to forget about Johnson this season. On top of the fact he’s spent most of the year in the G League, he wasn’t available as a late December roster call-up due to an injury. When he’s been healthy, however, the former Louisville guard has some impressive G League numbers.
Johnson is averaging 13.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game for Raptors 905 while making 48% of his shots inside the arc. That number paired with the fact that he is cutting down on turnovers is encouraging, as he is fixing the flaws that plagued him in college.
David Johnson has spent his Toronto Raptors tenure in the G League.
Johnson is still not an amazing shooter at this point in time. He is making just 38% of his shots from the field and 30% from 3-point range. His shot selection was an issue at Louisville, and that wart on his style of play doesn’t appear to have gone away.
This year was always supposed to be about development with Johnson, as he came into the pros with some questions about his professional fit. While he hasn’t answered a ton of them yet, his numbers in the G League show that he has BA potential if he irons out some of the kinks.