Shooting guard Vinnie “The Microwave” Johnson was an offensive assassin off the bench for the “Bad Boys” Pistons’ teams. He played in 798 games in his 10 years with the Pistons and he averaged 25.3 minutes, 12.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. His best season for the Pistons came back in 1982-83, when he played in 82 games (51 starts) and he averaged 30.6 minutes, 15.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.1 steals per game. He shot 51.3% from the floor in 1982-83, which is very impressive for a guard. Johnson is still #4 in Pistons’ history in games played with 798 of them. He is also #6 in offensive rebounds (1,165), #6 in assists (2,661), #6 in steals (708) and #7 in points scored (10,146) in Pistons’ history. The Microwave made his mark for the Pistons.
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