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Raptors trade forward Johnson to Kings for draft pick


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.

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