It’s a bit of a change of scenery for Stanley Johnson. As he looks around, he no longer has a mishmash of reserves in the lineup on the court.

It’s the same when he looks at the player he’s guarding: no longer is it the best bench scorer — now, it’s an elite-level scorer such as the Thunder’s Paul George, the Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis or the Warriors’ Kevin Durant.

The move to the starting lineup has that impact; it’s rapid fire all the time, on both ends of the court, playing against the best the NBA has to offer.

Since Marcus Morris went to the Celtics for Avery Bradley, the starter’s minutes have opened for Johnson and after a tough start in the first couple games, he’s answered the bell with stingy defense — and some offense as an added bonus.

“I don’t have to worry about taking on a lot of the scoring load; I just shoot shots when I’m open. Some nights I shoot 11 times and some less,” Johnson said Wednesday. “Playing with the second-unit guys, it’s a little different. It’s a change of pace and the level of players is a little different, not having Paul George out there with the second-unit guys.”