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Nick Johnson gets traded to the Denver Nuggets

The former Wildcat is headed to the Mile High City

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Nick Johnson's tenure with the Houston Rockets is already over. After being selected with the 42nd overall pick by the team in last year's draft, the former Wildcat will be heading to the Denver Nuggets in a trade for Ty Lawson, according to Yahoo! Sports:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Denver has agreed to a deal to send guard Ty Lawson to Houston, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/622937567953031169">July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sources: As part of deal for Ty Lawson, Houston will send Kostas, Pablo Prigioni, Joey Dorsey, Nick Johnson and a protected first to Denver.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/622939704791535616">July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Johnson had a rather lackluster inaugural season, averaging just 2.6 PPG, 1.4 RPG, 0.4 ASTs, and 0.3 STLs while having a shooting line of .347/.238/.680.

Despite his struggles, which are very common for rookies, he still has a chance to become a solid NBA player. He just needs a fair chance to develop. He never got consistent minutes with Houston, and it's hard to perform at a high-level or develop your game when your time on the court is very sporadic.

For that reason, this trade could be a great change for Nick. The Nuggets are a rebuilding team, and he'll undoubtedly see an increase in playing time.

Hopefully he takes advantage of it.