Cameron Johnson is in line to receive a hefty pay raise following the forward’s impressive play this season. With the sharpshooter’s rookie contract coming to an end, the Nets will now be in a position to lock the North Carolina product into a long-term deal.
That’s if another team doesn’t pry him out of the Nets’ price range.
Cameron Johnson Potential Contract
Johnson spent his first three seasons with the Phoenix Suns before becoming a Brooklyn Net in a blockbuster trade in the middle of the season. In his time with the Nets, the 27-year-old averaged 16.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists through 25 games while shooting 46.8% from FG range and 37.2% from three. The ACC alum’s postseason run may have increased his stock as well. Through four games in the playoffs, Johnson averaged 18.5 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game, shooting over 50% from the field.
Heading into free agency, many NBA executives believe that Johnson could earn a four-year contract worth up to $90 million. Despite his age, the versatile forward believes he has a lot to offer and can continue to develop his game to take another step in his career.
"“I know I came into the league a lot older than other people, but I think I still have a long way to go in terms of what I can be.” Johnson (via HoopsHype)"
Not only has the fourth-year man been an offensive weapon for the Nets, but an impressive defender for the team as well. Johnson will be a highly coveted option for many teams this offseason, but as a restricted free agent, the Nets will have a chance to match any offer Johnson receives.
While Johnson’s future is up in the air, it would be hard to believe that Sean Marks and the Nets won’t do their best to have the offensive talent back in Brooklyn next season.Cam