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Ivan Johnson | Center/Forward | #44

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8" / 255
College: Cal State-San Bernardino
Contract: view contract details

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Former Hawks PF/C Ivan Johnson has agreed to a deal with a team in the Philippines.
The team's name is "Talk N Text" and the deal includes an NBA-out clause, though it's unclear if any teams have interest in the 30-year-old. He has career averages of 6.5 points and 3.9 rebounds in two NBA seasons, and isn't a fantasy option even if he does return to the U.S. this season. Tue, Feb 17, 2015 07:59:00 PM

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Ivan Johnson was suspended for one game in the NBA D-League after making contact with a referee on Dec. 9.

Johnson was last seen in the NBA playing for the Hawks in 2013, but this certainly isn't gong to help his chances of making it back to the league. Johnson is a solid rebounder, but until he can prove that he can consistently play at a high level he won't make it out of the D-League. He shouldn't be on any fantasy radars.
Source: NBC Sports
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 09:24:00 AM

Ivan Johnson missed Saturday's practice due to a sore knee.

He has dealt with a lot of injuries in his career and this one is considered to be minor. Johnson has no fantasy value.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 05:47:00 PM

The Mavericks have signed PF/C Ivan Johnson, who spent the 2013-14 season playing in China.

It's a two-year deal with each year partially guaranteed. Johnson averaged 7.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 4.4 fouls while playing with the Mavs' Summer League team, but the 6'10" bruiser did enough to earn a shot at the regular season roster. He's buried behind Dirk Nowitzki, Tyson Chandler, Brandan Wright and Greg Smith on the depth chart, so it's extremely unlikely that he'll offer fantasy value if he even makes the team.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 03:04:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 12:54:00 PM

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
Fri, Jun 6, 2014 10:16:00 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.
Thu, Jan 23, 2014 09:43:00 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.
Thu, Jan 16, 2014 08:56:00 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

"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.
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

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