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Ivan Johnson | Center/Forward

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 255
College: Cal State-San Bernardino
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Free agent PF/C Ivan Johnson will play for the Mavericks' Summer League team.
Johnson played in China last season but didn't love the experience, so he's hoping to rejuvenate his NBA career. He's already worked out for the Nets, Blazers and Spurs this summer, and should be able to land a minimum contract to fill out a team's frontcourt depth chart. Jul 9 - 12:54 PM
Source: Mavs.com

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Free agent Ivan Johnson worked out for the Nets on Wednesday.

He added he didn't really enjoy his time in China. "The food. They don’t cook it all the way through," Johnson said. "The rooms smell like [a] sewer. There’s a lot of stuff you gotta deal with over there. I dealt with it, though. I had to." Johnson couldn't latch on with an NBA team last year and he may have a tougher time now that he's 30 years old.
Source: ESPN NY
Jun 6 - 10:16 AM

Ivan Johnson has been released by Zhejiang Chouzhou of the Chinese Basketball Association.

The Atlanta Hawks are one of several teams reportedly interested in Johnson's services, so there is a very good chance he'll be back in the NBA this season. Johnson had been lighting up the CBA, but his fantasy value if he returns to the NBA will be reserved for the deepest of leagues.
Jan 23 - 9:43 AM

The Hawks are one of several teams with interest in signing Ivan Johnson once his season ends in China, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

The regular season ends on Feb. 16 in China, so some team looking for a little depth might give Ivan a 10-day deal. Johnson is tearing it up in China with averages of 25.8 points, 10.2 boards, 2.9 steals and 2.3 triples on 61.8 percent shooting. Even if he makes an NBA team, he's still unlikely to have fantasy value.
Jan 16 - 8:56 PM

Ivan Johnson will sign with Zhejiang Chouzhou in China, according to his agent.

He reportedly gave NBA teams a two-week deadline back on August 19, so that didn't pique much interest of teams still looking to add a big man. Johnson started his NBA career at 27 years old back in the 2011-12 season, so he'll be past his prime once his one-year deal is over.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 10:00:00 AM

Ivan Johnson has given teams a two-week deadline to come up with a reasonable offer on a contract.

If he doesn't get a deal, he could be headed overseas. It sounds like a reasonable offer may not be a minimum deal for the unrestricted free agent, but considering how most teams have either their cap space or roster close to capacity, that might be all he can get. The Knicks are reportedly interested in the big man.
Source: CSN NW
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 02:07:00 PM

Ivan Johnson's agent has looked into "overseas options" for his client, according to HoopsHype.

Johnson is an unrestricted FA and the only teams linked to him thus far have been the Knicks and the Hawks, neither of whom are likely to offer more than the veteran's minimum.
Source: HoopsHype
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 10:00:00 PM

Free agent Ivan Johnson is in discussion with the Knicks, a player source told ESPN.com.

"I think it would be a great fit for Ivan to get big minutes [in New York] and further prove he can play in this league," the source said. The Knicks have a handful of aging, injury-prone big men, so the more depth they can get, the better off they'll be. Johnson did not get a qualifying offer from the Hawks and is an unrestricted free agent.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 09:18:00 PM

The Hawks are still interested in bringing back UFA Ivan Johnson.

He appeared out of the blue for the Hawks in 2011-12 and averaged 62.5 games per season over the last two years. The Hawks brought on Elton Brand to be a backup big man, but they could use Johnson since his contract should be relatively cheap.
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 08:32:00 AM

The Hawks will not send a qualifying offer to big man Ivan Johnson.

He'll become an unrestricted free agent. Johnson came out of nowhere last season with the Hawks, playing 16.7 minutes per game in 2011-12 and 15.0 last season.The 29-year-old big man is strong offensive rebounder and has the size to cover centers in the low post. He's also a fan favorite in Atlanta with his style of play and gold teeth, so it wouldn't be surprising if they try to re-sign him.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 02:53:00 PM

Ivan Johnson scored 12 points with 10 boards and one steal in Atlanta's ugly 113-96 loss to the Raptors on Tuesday.

The Hawks needed this game and now they will need to beat New York on top of Chicago losing to Washington in order to get the five seed. Although, potentially playing the Heat in the second round is not exactly a picnic. As for Johnson, he could be a spot-start option in fantasy leagues with Al Horford and Josh Smith being banged up.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 11:21:00 PM

Ivan Johnson scored nine points with six rebounds, three steals and two blocks in 26 minutes off the bench on Friday.

Johnson hit 4-of-6 shots on the night and is worth a look if you're in need of a big man in a deeper format. Just keep in mind the Hawks' light remaining schedule.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 10:29:00 PM

Ivan Johnson (personal) played in Friday's 101-90 loss to the Sixers, scoring 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting with eight rebounds in 26 minutes off the bench.

Johnson has hit the radar for two games now in the past week or so, and there is a chance he can carve out a role for the shallow Hawks. Then again, there's also the chance he remains inconsistent or goes back to his season-long role as 'non-existent.'
Fri, Apr 5, 2013 11:36:00 PM

Ivan Johnson (personal reasons) did not attend Hawks shootaround on Friday.

His status for Friday's game against the Sixers is not clear, but if he's forced Friday's bout, Anthony Tolliver and Johan Petro should pick up the slack.
Fri, Apr 5, 2013 11:33:00 AM

Ivan Johnson went back to his secondary role with the Hawks on Monday, playing 19 minutes for seven points and five boards against the Cavs.

Al Horford returned to the lineup and Johnson can be put back on the wire in most leagues. He did have a 21-point outburst on Saturday, so owners might want to keep that in mind should Al Horford ever get rest.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 10:21:00 PM

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3Dennis Schroder
4Lamar Patterson
SG1Kyle Korver
2Thabo Sefolosha
3John Salmons
4John Jenkins
SF1DeMarre Carroll
2Kent Bazemore
PF1Paul Millsap
2Mike Scott
3Adreian Payne
C1Al Horford
2Pero Antic
3Mike Muscala
4Walter Tavares