A lottery pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, Stanley Johnson has seemingly dropped off the face of the earth after being such an outstanding prospect.
Johnson had everything going for him coming out of Arizona. He was uber-athletic with a shot that could’ve developed much better than it has. Bouncing around from teams, Johnson is now part of the championship-defending Raptors.
The fifth-year small forward is just 24. He still has time to develop, and he could do just that in Golden State. Johnson could slide in behind Andrew Wiggins and potentially find himself a new home.
Starting his career in Detroit, Johnson averaged 8.1 points per game. That slide all the way down to 1.2 points per game on just 4.8 minutes. Shooting under 26% from the field, Johnson must become more efficient.
Johnson has potential and still has those traits that made him such a coveted prospect. If he wants to revive his career, there’s no better place than Golden State.