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Kings Acquire Johnson From Raptors For Draft Pick

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Toronto Raptors small forward James Johnson #0 brings the ball up court during the game against the Miami Heat on April 13, 2011 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  (credit: Ron Turenne/Getty Images)

Toronto Raptors small forward James Johnson #0 brings the ball up court during the game against the Miami Heat on April 13, 2011 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (credit: Ron Turenne/Getty Images)

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings have acquired forward James Johnson from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for a second-round draft pick in 2014.

The trade announced Monday gives Sacramento another young forward with size. Johnson is entering his fourth NBA season. He averaged 9.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and two assists while starting 40 games last season.

Johnson was drafted 16th overall by the Chicago Bulls in 2009. He was traded to Toronto during his second season.

The 25-year-old Johnson joins a frontcourt that includes DeMarcus Cousins, Jason Thompson, Chuck Hayes and rookie Thomas Robinson. The 6-foot-9 Johnson can play both forward spots.

He is entering the final year of his contract.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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