Ivan Johnson has had private workouts with NBA teams this week, and has plans for more according to Jorge Sierra of HoopsHype. Sierra wouldn’t be surprised to see him join an NBA team.
The 29-year-old big man played two years with the Hawks before signing in China this year, where he just finished an impressive season. He has career averages of 6.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game in the NBA, to go with his D-League marks of 18.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.
Johnson is a client of Haylett Sports & Entertainment. No team has been specifically linked to Johnson’s workouts yet, although the Nets and Clippers have been interested according to earlier reports. A look at our roster counts shows that there are plenty of teams with fewer than the max of 15 guaranteed contracts on their books, including the Nets and Clippers. Presumably, a handful of those with room on their roster and in need of frontcourt depth are looking at the 6’8″ forward as an option.