Keldon Johnson has career day against the Lakers

Keldon Johnson, the 21-year-old starting shoot guard for the Spurs scored a career-high 26 points against the defending champion Lakers on Friday, grabbing 10 rebounds and splashing in five triples in the loss. Johnson was the No. 29 pick in the 2019 draft and had a decent rookie season in which he averaged 9.1 points and 3.4 rebounds in just under 18 minutes a game. This season, he’s scored in double-figures in all but one game and is playing 29 minutes a game. If DeMar DeRozan (expiring contract) is traded at some point before the March 25 deadline, Johnson could be in store for increased volume and a breakout season.

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