Wesley Johnson/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers
Wesley Johnson was asked Saturday at training camp in Irvine if him being labeled an inconsistent player is a fair criticism. He averaged a career-high 9.9 points this past season for the Lakers, shooting 41.4 percent from the field – 35.1 percent from 3-point range. His response was interesting, and it made perfect sense.
“I can say that’s fair,” he said. “But I think it’ll be different this year in the aspect of we have players like Blake (Griffin), we have players like Chris (Paul) and just go down the line, man, a lot of players. So that could make consistency, that lack I have, I think that’ll go away just with the players we do have. I think that’ll help me out a lot.”
Johnson played his past two seasons with the Lakers, who during that time were one of the worst teams in the league.
Johnson has been in the league five years and has a career scoring average of 8.5 and shooting percentages of 40.9 and 34.7 (3-point).