share

James Johnson- Of Wake Forest!!!

Pistol Pete. Th...
Registered User
Joined: 12/03/2008
Posts: 771
Points: 1833
Offline
James Johnson- Of Wake Forest!!!

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.


CHITWNSTNDUP
CHITWNSTNDUP's picture
Registered User
Joined: 01/25/2009
Posts: 13
Points: 4
Offline
James Johnson

He puts me in the mind of wilson Chandler

James-Harden-13
James-Harden-13's picture
Registered User
Joined: 12/03/2008
Posts: 78
Points: 1
Offline
black belt

james johnson is a 7 time karate world champion

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/luke_winn/01/28/james.john...

grwgoden08
Registered User
Joined: 07/08/2008
Posts: 129
Points: -3
Offline
James Johnson won't be as good as Jeff Green

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...

Pistol Pete. Th...
Registered User
Joined: 12/03/2008
Posts: 771
Points: 1833
Offline
yea he does remind me of

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.

canesboy6
Registered User
Joined: 01/19/2009
Posts: 757
Points: 453
Offline
agreed, first rounder

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.

PhiLLy BaLLa
Registered User
Joined: 06/13/2008
Posts: 4
Points: 0
Offline
Yea

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

scoutguru
Registered User
Joined: 06/23/2008
Posts: 498
Points: 228
Offline
agree

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.

jorrye24
Registered User
Joined: 12/03/2008
Posts: 241
Points: -3
Offline
james johnson is a 1st round

james johnson is a 1st round pick.Period.

Pistol Pete. Th...
Registered User
Joined: 12/03/2008
Posts: 771
Points: 1833
Offline
new 2009 mock he is 29 to

new 2009 mock he is 29 to the lakers lol
i think they've been watching this post

los507
Registered User
Joined: 12/12/2008
Posts: 170
Points: 36
Offline
Johnson would be a good pick for any team

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.

d-rav
d-rav's picture
Registered User
Joined: 06/13/2008
Posts: 212
Points: -516
Offline
Combo 4ward

Big 3 who lacks perimeter skills (ballhandling), and small 4 who lacks quickness. A tweener in the mould of Ryan Gomes

aziatic
Registered User
Joined: 01/20/2009
Posts: 9
Points: 0
Offline
James Johnson has first

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.

cyclo
Registered User
Joined: 01/10/2009
Posts: 455
Points: -149
Offline
James Johnson IS Jeff Green!

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.

grwgoden08
Registered User
Joined: 07/08/2008
Posts: 129
Points: -3
Offline
no he isnt

Jeff Green was a much better prospect than James Johnson is. James Johnson will be a poor mans Jeff Green, if that!

cyclo
Registered User
Joined: 01/10/2009
Posts: 455
Points: -149
Offline
James Johnson = Jeff Green

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.

edoom06
Registered User
Joined: 12/07/2008
Posts: 71
Points: -6
Offline
Can't argue the numbers

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.

jenet123
Registered User
Joined: 04/17/2009
Posts: 2
Points: 0
Offline
Apple has released another

Apple has released another beta of iPhone OS 3.0. While it appears to be relatively stable, Apple will have its work cut out to clear up the remaining issues in order to have it ready to launch with new hardware this summer. With it you can watch live ESPN broadcasting easily. You can use a DVD to iPhone converter for Macto enjoy HD DVD on iPhone OS 3.0.
One of the best features of iPhone OS 3.0 is the EA game inside it. It can invoke the ringtone of the iphone made by iPhone Ringtone Maker for Mac
iPhone OS 3.0 beta 3 has a number of issues to patch up before the OS is ready for public consumption. Still, developers familiar with the betas concurred that 3.0 is far better than 2.0 so far, which wasn't particularly stable at launch and required a major point update to 2.1 before many users felt comfortable. Judging from the few API changes and the current stability, Apple should be on track to have the new OS ready in time for this summer's expected iPhone hardware update.
For some people it will not be late to enjoy HD video on iPhone. Video, favorite Video,
iPhone Video Converter for Mac, iPhone OS 3.0. All is OK. Let’s look forward to its coming in this summer.

TheNetsFan
Registered User
Joined: 04/28/2009
Posts: 12
Points: 10
Offline
James Johnson = Safe Pick

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.

Al-Farouq Aminu
Al-Farouq Aminu's picture
Registered User
Joined: 03/28/2009
Posts: 253
Points: 4
Offline
James Johnson=Jeff Green if

James Johnson=Jeff Green

if not,

then Al Harrington,

Cannot believe this site compares him to Andreas Nocioni, WTF !!!

nthegoodlife
Registered User
Joined: 04/27/2009
Posts: 341
Points: 30
Offline
Seriously...

James Johnson is a way better prospect than Jeff Green, who is a tweener on a garbage team. Jeff Green is OVER-RATED.a

billyk
Registered User
Joined: 12/05/2008
Posts: 1017
Points: 546
Offline
"James Johnson is a way

"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.....

Al-Farouq Aminu
Al-Farouq Aminu's picture
Registered User
Joined: 03/28/2009
Posts: 253
Points: 4
Offline
Jeff Green (# 5 pick) is

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.

nthegoodlife
Registered User
Joined: 04/27/2009
Posts: 341
Points: 30
Offline
JJ

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.

billyk
Registered User
Joined: 12/05/2008
Posts: 1017
Points: 546
Offline
Green is almost a 40%

Green is almost a 40% shooter FROM NBA 3 point line........ How is Johnson's 3 point shooting at Wake????

Al-Farouq Aminu
Al-Farouq Aminu's picture
Registered User
Joined: 03/28/2009
Posts: 253
Points: 4
Offline
James Johnson 2-yr college

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

billyk
Registered User
Joined: 12/05/2008
Posts: 1017
Points: 546
Offline
Green is also a far better

Green is also a far better defensive player....

Al-Farouq Aminu
Al-Farouq Aminu's picture
Registered User
Joined: 03/28/2009
Posts: 253
Points: 4
Offline
"far better", woww no way if

"far better", woww

no way if you have been watching ACC games this year

billyk
Registered User
Joined: 12/05/2008
Posts: 1017
Points: 546
Offline
We will see when Johnson

We will see when Johnson gets in the NBA....

pattymills
pattymills's picture
Registered User
Joined: 07/13/2010
Posts: 92
Points: -502
Offline
cyclo

Your numbers ended up being wrong again.

James Johnson sucks.

JNixon
JNixon's picture
Registered User
Joined: 04/14/2009
Posts: 12962
Points: 11537
Offline
I told y'all, cyclo doesn't

I told y'all, cyclo doesn't watch games...He reads stats

JoeWolf1
JoeWolf1's picture
Registered User
Joined: 05/28/2009
Posts: 8204
Points: 16537
Offline
LOL, if you like basketball

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.

IndianaBasketball
IndianaBasketball's picture
Registered User
Joined: 05/09/2009
Posts: 12753
Points: 24201
Offline
It's still a little too early

It's still a little too early to judge Johnson, but this is too funny lol.

RSS: Syndicate content