Stanley Johnson bristled at the notion.

A few minutes earlier, Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy had described the second-year swingman’s work ethic as “inconsistent.”

Johnson, the promising prospect who has fallen out of the playing rotation, forcefully disagreed.

“There’s no issue with my work ethic,” he said.

And with that, Johnson walked off the Philips Arena floor.

So we have a coach and a player who see the same situation differently.

So it must be time to have general manager Jeff Bower get on his cell phone and figure out what he can get for the 2015 first-round pick.