Over the summer, Ivan Johnson waited and waited to find an NBA deal to his liking. When he couldn’t get anything more than the veteran’s minimum, he opened things up to international offers and wound up signing in China. With the end of the CBA season in sight, however, several teams, including the Hawks, are showing interest in welcoming him back to the states, according to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (via Twitter).
In two NBA seasons with Atlanta, Johnson averaged 6.5 PPG and 3.9 RPG to go along with a 15.1 PER in 125 contests. The former Hawk drew interest from the Knicks over the summer and reportedly had preliminary talks with at least six NBA teams in total. It would stand to reason that several of those clubs will circle back around for him once he is available.
At the age of 29, the Oregon product is well-traveled at this point, having spent time with teams in South Korea and Puerto Rico, as well as playing in China in 2011 before coming to the NBA.