The Brooklyn Nets have said that Cam Johnson was as big a part of their haul from the Kevin Durant trade with the Phoenix Suns, as were Mikal Bridges and all the draft picks. Now, the Nets are determined to keep Johnson in Brooklyn.
The Nets are sending signals that they intend to match any offers Johnson receives as a restricted free agent this summer. Because of is shooting, and ability to play 2-4, Johnson is an attractive target for teams with cap space in July.
In 25 games with Brooklyn, Johnson averaged 16.6 points on 47/37/85 shooting splits, to go along with 4.8 rebounds per game. Overall, in 42 games with the Nets and Suns, Johnson averaged a career-high 15.5 points on 47/40/84 shooting splits.