James Johnson Signs With Nets

AUGUST 6: The Nets and Johnson have made it official, per a team press release.

AUGUST 3: Free agent forward James Johnson will join the Nets on a one-year deal, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Johnson, 34, divided last season between the Mavericks and Pelicans, averaging a combined 7.2 points and 3.5 rebounds in 51 games.

Johnson is known for his toughness, size, and length, which allows him to guard multiple positions and comfortably switch on defense. He will provide another veteran big man off the bench for Brooklyn, which is losing Jeff Green to the Nuggets.

With the Nets already in luxury tax territory, Johnson’s deal is likely for the veteran’s minimum.

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