Posted Jul 16 2012 2:11PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The Sacramento Kings have acquired forward James Johnson from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for a second-round draft pick in 2014.
The trade announced Monday gives Sacramento another young forward with size. Johnson is entering his fourth NBA season. He averaged 9.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and two assists while starting 40 games last season.
Johnson was drafted 16th overall by the Chicago Bulls in 2009. He was traded to Toronto during his second season.
The 25-year-old Johnson joins a frontcourt that includes DeMarcus Cousins, Jason Thompson, Chuck Hayes and rookie Thomas Robinson. The 6-foot-9 Johnson can play both forward spots.
He is entering the final year of his contract.
|Kia Awards: John Wall|
Washington's John Wall is a nominee for the Kia Eastern conference Player of the Month in March.
|Kia Rookie: Victor Oladipo|
Orlando's Victor Oladipo is a nominee for the Kia Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month in March.
|Kia Awards: Anthony Davis|
New Orleans' Anthony Davis is a nominee for the Kia Western Conference Player of the Month in March.
|Fantasy Insider: 3D's Money Ball Men|
Dennis discusses Stephen Curry, who's been shooting the ball well all year long.
|Fantasy Insider: Brian Martin On CP3, Blake|
Jared Greenberg talks with NBA.com's Brian Martin.