Monday, January 31, 2011

A Look Back: Wes Johnson vs. DeMarcus Cousins

Wes Johnson and DeMarcus CousinsWell, 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.

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.

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