The moves just keep on coming
Am sure you've all seen it: Linton Johnson will be here, likely by this afternoon.
Who? He's 6-8, bounced around a bunch of teams, good defender, long, athletic, never stuck anywhere for a variety of reasons like "fit" and finances.
So, why him? Why now?
Well, how about a shot across the bow at the guys here, maybe a guy like Moon, or Deflino or Kapono. Let 'em know that there are hungrier, young guys out there that this organization might want to take a look at.
I don't expect Johnson to play much right off that bat, or possibly at all, but if I know Sam and Bryan, they're going to let him loose in practice and if starts playing better than anyone that's here now, Johnson will find himself in games.
The other side of the coin, of course, is the departure of Darrick, who'll be waived to make room for Johnson. Martin will stay with the organization in some capacity (basketball development consultant sounds like a pretty good title).
I know there are some of you out there who aren't high on DMart but take it from someone who's around the team a lot, he is a valuable, valuable person in that locker room. He talks to everybody, keeps everybody loose and on their toes; I'd say he's got the second-best basketball IQ on the squad after Rasho and he's really an off-the-court leader.