Stanley Johnson

Stanley Johnson (DET) “Stanimal” nike

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DET Small Forward: 6’7, 245 lbs; 3rd year, Arizona 

NBA Role: (raw) two-way wing • UnderDOG

‘Stanimal’ is a quite fitting nickname for second-year forward Stanley Johnson: he’s had an NBA-ready body since high school and plays with a furious edge on the court;  looking to push Detroit to new heights in the East – a potential Top DOG, Johnson excels at ‘bully-ball’ and has shown improved efficiency on his not-so-wobbly (anymore) jumper; strong defender but has run into growing pains to start – learning how to stay disciplined on switches and staying locked in off-ball; ball-handling, shot creation and decision-making need some touching up, though Stan has great instincts on the floor; a young version of Ron Artest (LAL)*? – Stan’s looking to make another leap in his development; DET’s undisputed X-Factor

*like Artest tho, not Metta – ‘Metta’ is the old version of Ron, literally & figuratively 

Signature Shot: quick floater

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 75


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Career: 6.2 points/game, 3.3 rebounds/game, 37 FG%

First-Team All-Pac-12 (2015)

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