Keldon Johnson changes position

James Harden and Derrick Rose aren’t the only ones who lost weight over the summer. Less publicized, but still Olympic champion, Keldon Johnson appeared in training with 10 kilos less! From the top of his 1m95, he weighs only 95 kilos, and that changes a lot of things.

“It really is an exterior” explains Gregg Popovich. “He’s not really a strong winger anymore, and that allows him to be more in his natural position. He’s faster, he moves better and he told me he felt better.

Nicknamed « Big Body » by his teammates, Johnson will therefore play « small forward » this season, and it is already more related to his physique. With his 1m95, he suffered against much taller players, and he will be able to compete with players of his size. This will be all the more important as he is now the leader of the team.

 » I’m leaner, faster and stronger, and just ready for a big season he replied.

This summer, he certainly lost weight, but he also filled his bank account since he initialed a contract of 74 million dollars over four years. Enough to assume a new leadership role after the departure of Dejounte Murray.

“I have the impression of being a born leader and of being able to guide young people”believes the 22-year-old winger. . “I can’t wait to start the season. I can’t wait for the young people and I to be on the field, with the rage to win. I had the opportunity to talk to the rookies a bit when I went to Las Vegas and we all went out for a team dinner. They are cool. It was good to see them play and observe their different personalities.

Unfortunately, it will be necessary to wait before seeing at work since he dislocated his shoulder, and he could return for the start of the regular season.

Keldon Johnson Percentage Bounces
Season Crew GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd party Int bp CT Points
2019-20 SAN 17 18 59.6 59.1 79.5 0.6 2.8 3.4 0.9 1.7 0.8 0.8 0.1 9.1
2020-21 SAN 69 29 47.9 33.1 74.0 1.4 4.6 6.0 1.8 2.1 0.6 1.1 0.4 12.8
2021-22 SAN 75 32 46.6 39.8 75.6 1.1 5.0 6.1 2.1 2.0 0.8 1.2 0.2 17.0
Total 161 29 47.8 38.5 75.3 1.1 4.6 5.8 1.8 2.0 0.7 1.1 0.3 14.4

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