JaJuan Johnson RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:220 lbs. / 100.2 kg.
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:220 lbs. / 100.2 kg.
There are some intriguing players who will sign extensions or become free agents next summer, such as Cleveland’s Tristan Thompson, Charlotte’s Kemba Walker, San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard, Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris, Faried, Oklahoma City’s Reggie Jackson, Miami’s Norris Cole, and Chicago’s Jimmy Butler. The Celtics don’t have to worry about such four-year contract issues. That was the year they acquired JaJuan Johnson on draft night for MarShon Brooks. Johnson never stuck in the NBA and is now playing for Besiktas in the Turkish League. Brooks, meanwhile, has signed with Emporio Armani Milano of the Italian League.
JaJuan Johnson is close to signing in Italy with Giorgio Tesi Pistoia according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. The big man is drawing interest from another Italian team, Sutor Montegranaro, but Pistoia is the front runner to sign him.
Kyle Neddenriep: Former Purdue star JaJuan Johnson said tonight he’ll decide in about three weeks on playing overseas or going to NBA training camp.
Juve Caserta GM Marco Atripaldi is pursuing JaJuan Johnson, a source informed Sportando. The forward has been selected by the Nets (and his traded to the Celtics) with the 27th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.
A. Sherrod Blakely: Former #Celtics forward JaJuan Johnson is on the #Pistons summer league team which begins play in Orlando on Sunday.
After being traded by the Boston Celtics to the Houston Rockets this offseason and subsequently being cut, Johnson bounced back quickly in a big way by going number one overall to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. “Obviously, with that comes a lot of responsibilities,” Johnson said to HOOPSWORLD. “I have to be the one to work the hardest and do everything right. I’m definitely willing to put in the time and hard work, not only to be successful myself, but help the team win. “I’m very prepared. I’m really excited.”
The Wolves checked in on former first round pick JaJuan Johnson. The forward was released by Houston earlier in the week. The Wolves, along with every other NBA team, are passing on Johnson. He’ll be a top pick in Friday’s Developmental League draft.
Adrian Wojnarowski: After entering his name into Friday’s D-League Draft, forward JaJuan Johnson expected to be No. 1 overall pick to Ft. Wayne, sources tell Y!
Darren Wolfson: I’m told the #Twolves have inquired about JaJuan Johnson. But they likely aren’t a match.
Machado made the Rockets opening night roster when the Rockets waived veteran guard Shaun Livingston on Monday. Rockets coach Kevin McHale had given Livingston extensive praise and playing time last week, but the Rockets opted to go with Machado and Toney Douglas as backup point guards. With the release of Livingston along with the players the Rockets had determined to let go on Sunday — Lazar Hayward, Gary Forbes, Jon Brockman and JaJuan Johnson – the Rockets moved $7.5 million under the luxury tax. All five had guaranteed deals, though just $1 million of the $3.5 million remaining on Livingston’s contract was guaranteed. After the roster moves, the Rockets will be an average of just 23.6-years-old on opening night, with just 1.93 seasons of NBA experience.
Jonathan Feigen: The Rockets trimmed roster to 15 by waiving Shaun Livingston, in addition to yesterday’s decisions — Hayward, Forbes, Brockman and Johnson. Rockets waived five guaranteed contracts today.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets expected to officially waive Gary Forbes, Jon Brockman and JaJuan Johnson on Monday, source said. Still must make 2 more cuts.
“If I’m with the Rockets, or wherever I’m at, I’m going to play as hard as I can and compete for minutes,” Johnson said. “Obviously with Boston signing Kevin Garnett to a three-year extension, minutes probably would have been hard for me there. In Houston, I probably will have more of an opportunity to contribute to the team.”
“It was a good opportunity the first year, and it was fun,” (JaJuan) Johnson said of playing for the Celtics. “But that’s what it is. It’s part of the business. That’s something that you learn early on. You can’t take it personally. You just have to move on. Right now, I will be playing in Houston. I’m happy about it, but we will see.”
Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has agreed to a sign-and-trade with guard/forward Courtney Lee, which will send him to the Boston Celtics as part of a three-team trade. The Rockets will receive from Boston a Charlotte Bobcats second-round draft pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, forward JaJuan Johnson, guard E’Twaun Moore and forward/center Sean Williams. The pick was previously acquired by Boston via Oklahoma City. Houston also acquires the rights to guard Jon Diebler from Portland. Boston completes the deal by agreeing to a sign-and-trade with guard/forward Sasha Pavlovic, which sends him to the Trail Blazers.
According to the sources, the Celtics will send JaJuan Johnson, E’Twaun Moore, Sean Williams, and a 2013 second-round pick to Houston for Lee, who will be entering his fifth NBA season. Johnson, Moore, and Williams will earn a combined $2.7 million next season, and the Celtics could also sign an additional player, such as Mickael Pietrus or Keyon Dooling, to include in the deal to be able to increase Lee’s salary.
The deal originally had Phoenix and New Orleans as facilitators, but that came apart late yesterday afternoon Pacific time. Late last night, Portland became the third team and Pavlovic was included. The amended details were still being learned as the Herald’s final print deadline passed, but the Celts will clearly be ecstatic to acquire the coveted 6-foot-5 Lee without disturbing their main rotation.
It took awhile and a couple of false starts, but the Celtics got their man last night, acquiring Courtney Lee from Houston in a sign and trade for JaJuan Johnson, E’Twaun Moore, Sean Williams, Sasha Pavlovic and a second-round draft pick.