The Era Of Trey Johnson Is Set To Begin In Cleveland

February 2nd, 2009 by John Krolik

Trey Johnson, surprised to see a backboard troll. Photo courtesy of NBA.com

The Cavs have made a move, but not the Wally Z’s expiring blockbuster many Cavs fans are hoping for. With Jawad Williams’ second 10-day contract up, the Cavs have passed on giving him a full-year contract and instead signed swingman Trey Johnson. (Hat-Tip to Windhorst at the CPD.)

This move was made to shore up the bench with old CTB favorite Delonte West still out until around the All-Star break and new CTB favorite Tarence Kinsey likely out for longer with a high ankle sprain.

(Sidebar: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! NOT TARENCE! Just when you’re ready to feel something again…this is my fault. Not only did I admit a man-crush, I actually called him “the player we were expecting Larry Hughes to be.” It would’ve been better on my part to just run him over. I have failed you all.)

I don’t know much (read: anything) about this guy, but his numbers in the D-League are stellar, with 20 ppg and 5 apg on 45% from the field and a great 46% from the three-point line. His DraftExpress profile compared him to Brandon Roy and Chauncey Billups, which I’m sure isn’t getting over-excited at all.

I like this move-you can never have too many shooters, especially without LeBron, I don’t want any more bigs clogging up JJ’s development into a meast, and this kid looks like a pretty good decision-maker to boot. Now that Gerald Green is actually signed with someone, I will not make my once-obligatory WHY DIDN’T WE JUST GIVE GERALD GREEN A CHANCE TO RUN AND HIT OPEN THREES WITH LEBRON? Statement. Instead, I leave you with a video of James White, who also does not have an NBA home.

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