8 G, 0 GS, 14.9 MPG, 5.6 PPG, 1.5 RPG, 1.4 APG, 0.5 SPG, 0 BPG, 46.4% eFG%, 50.4% TS%, 12.5 PER, 10.2% PIE
Armon Johnson joined the team late in the season, as the sixth player the Nets signed to a ten-day contract, and though most of his minutes came in garbage time, I was pleasantly surprised with his production. Johnson isn’t naturally a star point guard, but his athleticism was evident on the floor, using his quick dribble moves and hop-steps to get into the lane. Once ensconced inside, Johnson could either pull up for a short floater — a shot he was more than capable of making — or dish out to open teammates. Johnson’s assist numbers won’t cause anyone to presume he’s an elite shot-creator for others, but even in those late-game, low-impact situations, he showed a keen sense of floor spacing for a player that joined the team with three weeks left.
A consummate professional and teammate, Johnson was often the first player off the bench for the Nets, high-fiving and cheering on his teammates. He visibly appreciates the shot the Nets gave him at the NBA level. He may not be on the roster next season, but the 2nd-most important A. Johnson made a positive impact on the roster, in a section of the season where positivity seemed minimal.