Both players have been hot of late, with Cousins averaging 17 points in January and Johnson scoring double digits in 4 consecutive games. I still believe on a team that needed athleticism, Johnson was the pick we needed. It's been noted that Cousins has already been fined several times by the team. It's hypothetical, but I imagine Cousins would have been one of those players that would have been a problem here. I still like the Johnson pick.
Monday, January 31, 2011
A Look Back: Wes Johnson vs. DeMarcus Cousins
Well, we're nearing the halfway point of the NBA season and it's time to do some reflecting. At the 2010 NBA Draft, with the #4 overall pick, the Minnesota Timberwolves selected Wesley Johnson out of Syracuse. The debate was between Johnson and center/power forward DeMarcus Cousins. He was drafted #5 by the Sacramento Kings. As of today, DeMarcus Cousins averages 13.5 points and 7.7 rebounds. Wesley Johnson averages 9.4 points a game.