Former Purdue University standout JaJuan Johnson started the season with the Mad Ants, but was traded to Canton in December. He made his first return to play against the Mad Ants on Monday. He talked to The News-Sentinel after the Ants beat Canton 94-81. Johnson scored three points.
How have things worked out for you in Canton?
It's been working out well. We've been winning, so I can't complain about that. I'm just getting better, competing against the bigs we have on our team each and every day.
Were you surprised by the trade (which sent Luke Harangody to Fort Wayne)?
I was, but that's part of the business. You just have to move on. I'm happy to be on the Charge and we'll keep trying to play together and keep winning games.
How big of an adjustment was it to switch teams?
Anytime you change, it's an adjustment. It's a process, like I said, but it's one of those things if you're a professional, you just have to deal with it and move on.
Canton won on Saturday night. The Mad Ants won Monday. What was the difference?
The difference is they're at home, that's the biggest thing – taking care of home is what you're supposed to do. They did what they were supposed to do here and we did what we were supposed to do (in Canton). We tried to steal this one, but both teams played hard.
Do you have any hard feelings about being traded by Fort Wayne?
No, I've built some good relationships, especially with the players. I still keep in contact with a lot of these guys. It's always good to see them.