July 13, 2010
Carldell "Squeaky" Johnson
Carldell Johnson, often known by his nickname Squeaky (one which I shared in my youth for reasons best left unspoken) is a long time member of the Austin Toros, the Spurs's self-owned D-League affiliate. He is a 5'10 pass first point guard formerly of UAB, and also a very good three point shooter. Last year for the Toros, mostly backing up Jerrells, Johnson averaged 6.5 points and 3.0 assists per game, shooting 45% from the floor and 46% from three while committing only 1 turnover per game. He is a solid all-around D-League performer. But a 27 year old 5'10 point guard has to produce a lot more than that to make the NBA. Johnson is here to make up the numbers. That's not meant pejoratively, even if it looks like it is.