Stanley Johnson's two-year run with the Toronto Raptors has come to an end.
According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, Johnson has agreed to a deal with the Chicago Bulls.
Free agent forward Stanley Johnson has agreed to a deal with the Chicago Bulls, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.- Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 6, 2021
Over the last two seasons, Johnson appeared in 86 games with the Raptors. He started in 13 games during the 2020-21 season, working as a defensive specialist for head coach Nick Nurse.
In the final week of the season, Johnson had the best game of his six-year career, going off for 35 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals while shooting 12-for-22 from the field and 6-for-13 from 3-point range. The opponent? The team that just signed him - the Bulls.
35 Pts | 10 Reb | 6 3pm | 5 Ast | 3 Stl- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 14, 2021
- @iAmSJ 😤 pic.twitter.com/wjnT7Fq2aA
Johnson was the No. 8 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, coming out of the University of Arizona as a highly-touted prospect. He'll join a new-look Chicago team that has added other key players such as Lonzo Ball, DeMar DeRozan, Alex Caruso and Derrick Jones Jr. as it tries to build a playoff team for the first time since 2017.
Johnson will give the Bulls more depth in their frontcourt, playing behind DeRozan and second-year forward Patrick Williams as a backup small forward or power forward.
Over his six-year career, Johnson has averaged 6.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.9 steals per game.
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