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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7 thoughts on “James Johnson Signs With Nets”
Good to have a martial artist on the team. He’s on the list of players Charles Barkley said he wouldn’t want to tangle with… So, the Nets lost Uncle Jeff but got an enforcer.
The Ryan Reaves of Brooklyn
Sean Marks deserves high marks.
good replacement for green.
A guy who does nothing great, but many things well and is a good teammate. There’s a reason why teams continue to want him.
Good replacement for green . Nets needed and enforcer tough defender on the team . Would of been a good signing for the bucks to replace PJ tucker.
they’ve made a concerted effort to grab defenders at certain positions, but I’m really curious to see how they fill out their rotations, and who sits. Also reunites JJ with Tyler Johnson, if they retain him