For NBA teams in need of frontcourt depth, Ivan Johnson appears to be one of the most intriguing options still available, but so far he hasn't received any offers to his liking. We heard on Friday that Johnson was weighing offers from overseas teams, and it may just be a matter of time before he accepts one of them.
According to Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com, Johnson will give NBA teams up to two more weeks to offer a suitable deal. If he doesn't like any of his NBA options at that point, the 29-year-old will decide on one of his offers from overseas.
The Knicks are among the teams that have inquired on Johnson, but New York hasn't reached out with the same regularity recently, and none of the other clubs have made a concrete offer, according to Haynes. Even though the Knicks can only offer the veteran's minimum, Johnson would still be interested in New York, says Haynes. The club is said to be considering adding one more big man.
After spending several years playing overseas and in the D-League, Johnson has played for the Hawks the last two seasons, averaging 6.5 PPG and 3.9 RPG to go along with a 15.1 PER in 125 career NBA contests.