Will the 3&D Wing, which dispelled expectations of overvaluation, hit the jackpot in the FA market?

What choice will Johnson make in the free agency market?

Brian Lewis, a reporter who mainly covers Brooklyn Nets news in the ‘New York Post’, reported on Cam Johnson on the 12th (Korean time).

After spending quite some time in college, Johnson entered the NBA with the 11th overall pick in the 2019 draft. At the time, most of the opinions were that he was selected for a higher nomination than expected.

However, Johnson, who joined Phoenix, dispelled the concerns. Johnson, who played a role like Altoran in Phoenix, went back and forth between the starter and the bench, averaging 13.9 points and a 3-point success rate of 45.5% last season, contributing to the team taking the No. 1 seed.

This season is a time of great change in Johnson’s basketball life. Johnson missed many games due to an early season injury. Johnson, who continued to play after returning from injury, was included in the Kevin Durant trade and moved to the Brooklyn Nets. 

It’s a pity to part with a close friend, but moving to Brooklyn is a big opportunity for Johnson. The foundation for further growth has been laid by taking a larger portion of the game than the previous team. In 12 games since the transfer, Johnson is averaging 16.8 points and 4.5 rebounds in 29.7 minutes.

However, it is unclear whether Johnson will continue to wear a Brooklyn uniform after this season. Johnson, who did not sign an extension contract with the club during his time in Phoenix, is expected to enter the free agency market by qualifying as a restricted free agent (RFA) in the summer.

Johnson has the attractive conditions to attract interest from multiple teams. He is a 3&D wing with a good balance of scoring and defensive skills at a young age. The value of a swingman with good defense is quite high in recent NBA trends. Johnson’s market value could rise significantly if a team with strong interest emerges. 

“I’ve heard from sources that Cam Johnson is worth more than $18 million a year and could easily top $20 million,” Lewis said. 메이저사이트

“Considering the close relationship with Mikal Bridges, who moved the team together, and the value that comes from the position, it is difficult for Brooklyn to let him go. A lot of money is spent because he is a tall forward resource with solid defense and a 3-point success rate of over 40%. It looks like it will be accepted,” he added.

For now, Johnson isn’t in a hurry to think about his contract. He said right now the season is in progress, so he is concentrating on the game. 

“I’m going to let the future take care of itself,” Johnson said in a recent interview. A lot. My goal right now is to win games and lead the team to the playoffs.”

What decision will Johnson, who is expected to receive considerable attention in the free agency market, make? First of all, his team, Brooklyn, has risen to 5th place in the Eastern Conference with 5 wins in the last 6 games. 

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