Atlanta Hawks: 3 small forwards to avoid in free agency

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Small forwards the Atlanta Hawks need to avoid No. 3) Stanley Johnson

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Originally taken with the eighth pick in the 2015 NBA draft, Stanley Johnson has been disappointing from the outset of his career. He has averaged 6.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 0.9 steals in 19.7 minutes per game. These are not good numbers for a former lottery pick

Johnson has never really shot the long ball well, going at 29.8 percent from beyond the arc in his career. As a result, Johnson never really fitted on any of the three teams that he has played on in his six-year career so far.

He spent three and a half seasons with the Detroit Pistons before being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans. After finishing his rookie deal with the  Pelicans he signed on for two years with the Toronto Raptors. This deal was worth $7.2 million with the second year being a player option

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In both seasons with the Toronto Raptors assigned the veteran to the G-League. What is really concerning is that the Raptors were struggling with player numbers and production and Johnson was not performing at a level that could help the team.  He should be avoided at all costs in free agency as he will not help the Hawks at all.