"The team is strong," Johnson said. "We’ve got great leadership with [
"We don't want him late for games or anything like that. I'm glad Don is doing what he's doing. He'll realize that this is a golden opportunity for him. He has to make the right decisions."
Johnson said he has spoken with Puig about life on and off the field.
"We're hoping that he'll get better making the right decisions with his life," Johnson said. "He has to remember that those decisions also can affect what you do on the baseball field."
Johnson laughed at the thought that Puig's tardiness or Kemp's unhappiness with his omission from the original starting lineup -- Kemp later replaced Puig -- put the Dodgers' drama on a level anywhere near what Johnson experienced as a player with the Lakers.