Stanley Johnson suspended for violation of team rules
Stanley Johnson did not play in a game for the second time this season on Friday. The first one was a DNP-coach’s decision. This time, it was due to a different reason.
When the Pistons faced the Clippers on Friday, they did so without Johnson, who was suspended one game by the team for violating team rules.
SVG says Stanley Johnson is suspended for one game for "violation of team rules." Won't play tonight vs. Clippers but will travel to OKC.
— James Hawkins (@jamesbhawkins) November 25, 2016
Van Gundy did not elaborate on the reason behind the suspension, but it adds to what has been a disappointing second season for Johnson. In 15 games so far this season, Johnson is averaging 4.4 points and 2.5 rebounds in 16 minutes per game. Last season, he posted averages of 8.1 points and 4.2 rebounds in 23 minutes as a rookie.