Friday, August 26, 2005

Vinnie Johnson

Detroit Pistons
6-2 200 Guard

Maybe he read his own press clippings from 1984-86 playoffs... Launched too many long-range rockets, whether or not he had the hot hand... Was tried as a starter for a dozen games, but didn't the part... Best suited for reserve duty, because his streak-shooting ability still confounds opponents, but he has to get his game back under control... Gets a dollar raise to $491,667 this season... Born Sept. 1, 1956, in Brooklyn, N.Y.... Drafted No. 7 by Seattle in 1979... Average of 13.9 ppg was second best of career... Among the strongest of guards, he can't be moved by opponents, but he can be posted up... Baylor product is one of eight children... Needs to pull the reins on his game... Acquired from Sonics for Greg Kelser in November 1981,

Relevant Stats:
13.9 ppg, 46.7 FG%, 3.79 apg

Additional Info: Vinnie's the older brother of former Spurs player and current Dallas Mavericks coach Avery Johnson.

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