Another summer, another unsettling time for
He'll be a free agent in July, yet again, three years in a row for him.
"I would love a multi-year deal," he said Thursday, but would anybody give it to him?
The Lakers handed Johnson one-year deals the last two summers for the league minimum. He hadn't shown enough consistency to warrant anything else.
The fourth pick in the 2010 draft acknowledged it was a frustrating cycle. He said he wanted to return to the Lakers after averaging a career-best 9.9 points on the worst team in franchise history (21-61).
"Definitely things haven't gone like anybody wanted it to," he said. "But I definitely don't want to leave."
He sounded nothing like Carlos Boozer, who claimed earlier Thursday he wanted to come back to the Lakers but only if "we had a team that could compete."