Drafted fourth in 2010 by the
Johnson has good length with the potential to be a strong perimeter defender. In stretches he was able to hit the three-point shot last season with the Suns.
If the Lakers can stay healthy, with the attention veterans
Pencil him in as the team's backup to
With the team over the luxury tax, the Lakers had one major spending tool, their taxpayer mid-level exception of $3.2 million. Once that was spent to bring in center
Earlier in the week, the Lakers added Young and point guard
Assuming the Farmar deal doesn't fall through, the Lakers will have 11 players under contract with the addition of Johnson. The team is also expected to sign rookie forward
The Lakers will need to sign at least one more player to hit the league minimum of 13. The team can carry as many as 15 players on the roster, although they can bring up to 20 to training camp.