In a recent appearance on The Old Man and The Three podcast, Cam Johnson opened up about his transition from the Phoenix Suns to the Brooklyn Nets and the adjustments that came with it.
Johnson discussed the differences in his role between the two teams. While he expressed his love for winning with the Suns, he acknowledged that he and his former teammate Mikal Bridges felt they had more to offer.
Johnson humorously compared himself and Bridges to an “elite wing duo” in Boston, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, implying they saw themselves as a lower-usage, three-and-D version.
Since joining the Nets, both Johnson and Bridges have seen their numbers and roles shift significantly.
For Johnson, the change has been notable. He has gone from averaging 13.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 25.2 minutes per game with the Suns to posting career-high numbers of 16.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 30.8 minutes per game with the Nets.
Similarly, Bridges has experienced a significant boost in his performance since the trade. In Phoenix, he averaged 17.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.6 assists in 36.4 minutes per game, but his stats have surged in Brooklyn, where he now contributes 26.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.7 assists in 34.2 minutes per game.