Pacific Notes: Johnson, Morris, Barnes, Collison

Wesley Johnson grew tired of the individualism on the Lakers last season and sought a change this summer, as Janis Carr of the Orange County Register details. Johnson signed with the Clippers, citing the persistence of the front office that took a similar tack in its pursuit of Josh Smith, and the swingman praised the clear set of expectations that Doc Rivers has laid out for him, contrasting it to what he thought was a disjointed Lakers offense, Carr observes.

“You would go out there and want to play the right way, but everyone wanted to prove themselves,” Johnson said, according to Carr. “So nobody really knew what was going on. Nobody ever knew, so it was hard for anyone to come in and get into a good rhythm or flow. Nobody was playing together.”

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2 thoughts on “Pacific Notes: Johnson, Morris, Barnes, Collison

  1. aarongill

    Johnson wasn’t good when he did get thre ball and all he did was shoot when he got it

  2. Arthur Hill

    It sounds like the Lakers were virtually a D-League team, with everyone trying to prove themselves for a shot at a bigger contract with a better organization. That mindset will have to change dramatically before L.A. can be taken seriously as a playoff contender again.

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