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Toronto Raptors forward Stanley Johnson exercises player option for 2020-21 season

Stanley Johnson is set to return to the Toronto Raptors for the upcoming NBA season.

The team Monday announced that Johnson has exercised his player option for the 2020-21 season, meaning he will earn roughly $3.8 million as he plays out the final season of a two-year contract signed with the Raptors in the 2019 offseason.

Johnson, 24, is set to enter his sixth NBA season after being selected eighth overall in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons.

Johnson has career averages of 6.6 points and 3.2 rebounds over 310 games. His first season with Toronto saw him appear in only 25 regular-season games, where he averaged 2.4 points in just 6.0 minutes per contest.

The former lottery pick showed some flashes towards the end of the Raptors seeding games at the NBA Restart in Orlando, FL, where he hit a game-winner over the Philadelphia 76ers in the second-to-last game and followed that with 23 points, six assists and four rebounds in 28 minutes as Toronto closed the season with a win over the Denver Nuggets.

Johnson will look to build upon the momentum gained at the end of the year as he embarks upon his second season in the Raptors' system.

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