Bulls Demote James Johnson to the D League

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I guess you can officially label JJ a NBA Draft bust now. The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has assigned forward James Johnson to the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League (D-League).

“Assigning James to the D-League gives him an opportunity to play an extended amount of minutes and will be good for his overall growth,” said Chicago Bulls General Manager Gar Forman.

Johnson (6-9, 245) has appeared in 12 games this season and averaged 3.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.2 apg in 10.2 mpg and has shot .425 from the field. Last season, during his rookie campaign, Johnson played in 65 games (11 starts) and posted averages of 3.9 ppg and 2.0 rpg in 11.6 mpg and shot .452 from the floor and .729 from the free throw line.

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  1. Whatever…Get your facts straight…James ASKED to be sent to D-League to get to play some ball. “Most valuable option for midwest sports…” I think not!

  2. paulmbanks says

    How does anything you say de-confirm his status as a bust? He’s the D LEAGUE. and he was a pick in the teens, while Taj was a 2nd round pick, and he’s contributing a helluva lot more to the team

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