Wesley Johnson: “Moses Wright can return to the NBA”

2024-02-29T11:24:28+00:00 2024-02-29T17:20:15+00:00.

Nikola Miloradovic

29/Feb/24 11:24


Eurohoops interviewed former Panathinaikos player Wesley Johnson, who spoke about Olympiacos center Moses Wright

By Giorgos Efkarpidis/ info@eurohoops.net

Former NBA player Wesley Johnson, who donned the Panathinaikos jersey during the 2019-20 season, is now part of Tyrone Lue’s coaching staff for the Los Angeles Clippers, where he spent most of his playing career in the NBA.

Speaking to Eurohoops, Johnson shared insights into his unforgettable season in Greece, the presence of former NBA players in the EuroLeague, such as Kendrick Nunn in Panathinaikos, and Moses Wright of Olympiacos, who was part of the Clippers (2021) and their G-League affiliate, the Agua Caliente Clippers.

The Clippers’ season started rough after acquiring James Harden, but things changed drastically for the better.

It’s a long season with 82 games, and there were difficulties, but for the most part, our experienced players turned the situation around. We need to find stability, trust our program and each other, and what we’re trying to do is win the championship,” said Johnson to Eurohoops.

Reflecting on his Panathinaikos days, Johnson recalls only positive experiences.

I loved it, I loved it! Many ask me how things were in the EuroLeague, and I tell them I experienced something special. You can’t find such enthusiasm and dedication from fans and players, and it will always be something I remember with joy.”

When asked about what he would say to NBA players wanting to play in the EuroLeague, like Kendrick Nunn, who impresses with Panathinaikos, Johnson expressed encouragement.

Yes, definitely! Competition is everywhere, and if you want to go and explore it, for me, it’s a ‘must’ because it changes your life.”

Regarding Moses Wright, whom he met at the Clippers and now showcases his skills with Olympiacos, Johnson is optimistic about his NBA return.

I think he can return to the NBA. I believe his presence there will boost him, and he will have a good experience. He will find the ‘hunger’ again because the fans will push him. He’s a great player, talented, athletic, can shoot, put the ball on the floor. He was the player of the year in the ACC (NCAA region) for a reason. The right timing did not come for him to be drafted, but that says nothing about his playing value. He will find the time and the moment to join a team,” concluded Wesley Johnson.