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Stanley Johnson looks for new opportunity, reportedly will sign with Raptors

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DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 4: Stanley Johnson #7 of the Detroit Pistons exits the arena after a game against the Denver Nuggets on February 4, 2019 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Brian Sevald/NBAE via Getty Images)

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There was a time when the Pistons believed Stanley Johnson was going to develop into the wing they wanted, he started 50 games for them in the 2018 season. It didn’t work out. He defended well, but on offense his skill just showed flashes. There were times the Pistons would talk themselves into him (like how he fit with Blake Griffin the second half of the season he was traded there), but he never developed a consistent three-point shot, or really a consistent anything on offense. Last season he was traded to the Pelicans as part of a three-team deal. New Orleans didn’t plan to bring him back.

Johnson is getting another chance north of the border, reaching a deal with the Toronto Raptors, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The Raptors have some open minutes at the three now, in case you didn’t hear. It’s up to Johnson to earn them.

For the Raptors, this is a low-cost roll of the dice on a player with potential. It’s a risk worth taking.