The second year of the deal is a player option.
Johnson, 23, will have a fresh start and an excellent opportunity to develop in the Raptors system. He has become a strong defender in his NBA career so far. https://t.co/KWwmp2fc4c— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 6, 2019
Johnson, 23, hit the open market after the New Orleans Pelicans declined to extend him a qualifying offer.
Johnson has struggled to find a role offensively in the NBA, averaging 7.0 points per game with a .374/.293/.764 shooting line for his career, never averaging more than 8.7 points per game in a season. But as Charania noted, Johnson has earned a reputation for being a solid defender.
While the Raptors will enter the 2019-20 season as the defending champions, they are no longer viewed as a title contender after losing Leonard, the 2019 Finals MVP, in free agency.