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Former Lakers Stanley Johnson offers his farewells after trade

By James Brown

Former Lakers Stanley Johnson offers his farewells after trade

Former Lakers Stanley Johnson offers his farewells after trade to the Utah Jazz in exchange for Patrick Beverley.

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The Los Angeles Lakers finally started to make some moves during this offseason as they traded for former all-NBA defensive player in Patrick Beverley. The Purple and Gold had to send two young players in Talen Horton-Tucker and Stanley Johnson in exchange for the 34-year-old veteran. Now Stanley Johnson voices his farewells to the Lakers fans after a short tenure with the team.

The 26-year old Stanley Johnson was a first round pick, eighth overall, selected by the Detroit Pistons back in 2015. He was later traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in 2019, and a year later he signed a deal with the Toronto Raptors that lasted only one year. He was eventually picked up by the Lakers but spent most of his time in the G-League with the South Bay Lakers.

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Stanley Johnson was part of the deal for Beverley which meant that his time with his hometown team was over. Johnson was born in Anaheim, California. The forward managed to play in 48 games with the Purple and Gold before being sent to the Jazz. Still, the former Lakers player decided to thank the team and the fans for his tenure with the team.

Stanley Johnson didn't put up impressive numbers but was a decent role player during his time in Los Angeles. The 26-year-old averaged 6.7 points per game, 1.7 assists, 3.2 rebounds while shooting 46% from field goal and 31% from the 3-point line.

Stany Johnson's Career

Despite being a role player, Johnson has had some nice moments during his career. He found his best game while playing for the Toronto Raptors, where he hit a winning shot against Philadelphia and also scored a career-high 35 vs Chicago. He never found his highs in Los Angeles though.

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