Armon Johnson RumorsAll NBA Players
The Warriors are holding a free agent mini-camp June 23-24 for 16 players, including seven with NBA experience. Here’s the list: Bobby Brown – Cal State Fullerton – Dongguan Century (China); Will Cherry – Montana – Canton Charge (D-League); Patrick Christopher – Cal – Iowa Energy (D-League); Ramon Galloway – La Salle – Fraport Skyliners (Germany); Tyler Honeycutt – UCLA – ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne (France); Edwin Jackson – ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne (France); Armon Johnson – Nevada – Blancos De Rueda (Spain); DeAndre Liggins – Kentucky – Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League); Vernon Macklin – Florida – Liaoning Jiebao (China); Sean May – North Carolina – Paris-Levallois Basket (France); Mickey McConnell – Saint Mary’s – Texas Legends (D-League); James Nunnally – UC Santa Barbara – Cangrejeros De Santurce (Puerto Rico); John Shurna – Northwestern – FIATC Joventut Badalona (Spain); Jamie Skeen – VCU – Humacao (Puerto Rico); Christian Watford – Indiana – Hapoel Eilat (Israel); Michael Watt – Buffalo – Ironi Nes-Ziona (Israel).
Eyenga, 23, didn’t play this preseason for the Magic because of a strained right hamstring. Unless a team claims Eyenga off waivers, the Magic will have to pay Eyenga’s salary of almost $1.2 million for the upcoming season, and that money will count against the team’s cap figure.
The Orlando Magic waived swingman Christian Eyenga and point guard Armon Johnson this morning, team officials said. The moves, which were expected, reduced the team’s roster to 18 players. All NBA teams must have no more than 15 players on their rosters by 5 p.m. Monday. The Magic originally acquired Eyenga on Aug. 10, as part of the 12-player trade that sent Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers. Eyenga arguably was Orlando’s most gifted athlete, but he had struggled to earn playing time with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Lakers during his first two NBA seasons and his game remains unrefined.
The Magic expect to sign guard DeQuan Jones and guard-forward Armon Johnson, completing their training-camp roster at 19 players. Jones, 6-8, 221 pounds, was undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft after playing four seasons with the Miami Hurricanes.