Stanley Johnson Comments on Injury, Benching and More

April 8th, 2016 by Danny Webster Leave a reply »

The Detroit Pistons are one win away from clinching a playoff spot, and Stanley Johnson wants to be a part of the rotation when it happens.  

Detroit's 2015 first-round pick did not play in the Pistons' matchup against the Orlando Magic Wednesday and could be a coach's DNP for the second game in a row on Friday, when the Pistons take on the Washington Wizards. For someone who has never been benched due to a coach's decision in his life, Johnson is handling it well, per David Mayo of MLive:

I feel like I'm a good player. A couple bad games. But for me to get discouraged would be like selling myself short. I mean, I've played so many games in my career. I mean, I've played three bad games and the guy (head coach Stan Van Gundy) DNPs me. Am I going to kill myself over it? No. You know what I'm saying?

The biggest thing right now is I'm on a team that's one win away from being in the playoffs. I can say I contributed to that all year whether I play another second for the Pistons this year, for our team, I know I can contribute in different ways like I've contributed all year.

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