Watched the first half of Johns' game vs. NY Rens at the Peach Invitational. It was a really uninspiring game for both teams. Both teams played 2-3 zone the whole half. Indy Heat has 7 guys and Rens has 6. Blah of a game.
Eval on Johns: Seems bouncier than he was last year. Has a great frame that can add some pounds but he doesn't need to add a ton. He got in the mix for a couple of offensive boards and had a few layups off of those. Missed the only 3 that he took. He didn't touch the ball much in the flow of the offense. He was basically stationed in the high post and the guards barely looked for him. Zone offense the team was running was terrible. Overall, it was a pretty awful half for everyone, Johns included.
Naturally, the first possession of the second half. Johns gets to a loose ball off an offensive rebound and dunks one home.