â†µâ‡¥"Amir does things without having to have the ball," Curry said. "He's able to pick up baskets through his activity, by running the floor and playing off the other four guys. He does all the intangible things, and through that he's able to create offensive opportunities for himself." â†µâ‡¥â†µHe'll dislodge Antonio McDyess, a team player getting on in the years who doubtlessly recognizes Amir's ungodly potential. Heck, Dice probably sees some of his pre-surgery self in Johnson, and can give him some tips on how to be more than just an athlete. Not that the 6'11" pogo stick, aged 21 and yet to start an NBA game, needs advice on how to make himself useful beyond mere highlights. Unlike, say, Tyrus Thomas, Johnson is a fast learner, cares about getting better, and has earned the John Hollinger stamp of approval. It's not unreasonable to expect him to average a double-double, on 60% shooting percentage with 2-3 blocks per game. â†µ
â†µâ‡¥"I am glad I got the opportunity," Johnson said. "It's been a long time coming. I've been sitting on that bench for three years. I am ready to play." â†µ
â†µFor those of you who believe in ghosts, think of Amir -- taken 56th overall in the 2005 draft, a mere afterthought -- as karmic payback for the Darko fiasco.â†µ
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