Sacramento Kings Acquire James Johnson from Toronto Raptors

Bryant WestCorrespondent IJuly 16, 2012

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 24:  James Johnson #2 of the Toronto Raptors drives against Ronnie Brewer #11  of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on March 24, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Rators 102-101 in overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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The Sacramento Kings and the Toronto Raptors agreed to a deal in the early hours of Monday morning, sending forward James Johnson to the Kings in exchange for a second-round pick.

Some news after flight No. 2: Raptors & Kings have struck a deal to send James Johnson to Sacramento for future second-rounder 

— Marc Stein  July 16, 2012

Sam Amick of SI.com later reported that the pick from Sacramento would be their 2012 second-round selection.

Johnson was the 16th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls. He was traded to Toronto in February 2011 for a first round selection in the 2011 NBA draft. Last season for Toronto, he averaged 9.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.4 blocks a game while shooting 45 percent from the field and 31.7 percent from downtown.

The Kings are in desperate need of some consistency at the small forward position, with John Salmons, Francisco Garcia and Tyler Honeycutt the current incumbents at the position. Guard Tyreke Evans did play the three spot at times last year, but he doesn't want to play the position next season, according to Amick.

This may spell the end of wingman Terrence Williams' brief time in Sacramento. Williams was signed by the Kings last season after being cut by the Houston Rockets, and averaged 8.8 points and 3.1 assists a game for the Kings. While the Kings could re-sign Williams, their roster currently stands at 14 players after the acquisition of Johnson.