HoopsHype Amir Johnson rumors

June 22, 2011 Updates

Dwane Casey on the core players in Toronto: “Andrea (Bargnani) is definitely a piece of the core that we have to utilize. He’s our star. DeMar Derozan is definitely an athletic part of our core, Jose Calderon, Jerryd Bayless, James Johnson is in that group, and Amir Johnson. You’ve got the core now. The part you may have to add is a veteran piece, a veteran defender or whatever along with our draft pick is something that I’m sure Bryan and the staff are going to look at, but the core pieces are there to build on to use as building blocks. Those guys are the guys were gonna push, cajole, put an arm around, or whatever it takes to get to that next level.” Sports Radio Interviews

June 4, 2011 Updates

Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson has had surgery on his left ankle and is expected to be ready for training camp if there is no lockout. The team announced Friday that the operation to repair an instability was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C. Johnson will do his rehabilitation in Los Angeles. ESPN.com

June 3, 2011 Updates

Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson has undergone surgery to repair instability in his left ankle, the team announced Friday. The procedure was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson, a foot and ankle specialist, in Charlotte, N.C. Johnson missed nine games in 2010-11, including the final five contests of the season, with a sore left ankle. CP24

May 17, 2011 Updates
April 11, 2011 Updates
November 28, 2010 Updates

Evans and teammate Amir Johnson don’t believe this latest Beantown-induced injury is in the same league as those two other catastrophic ones. “I WILL FIND OUT EVERYTHING 2MORROW T DOT. BUT ITS NOTHING LIKE LAST YEAR,” Evans tweeted Saturday evening. Earlier in the day, following a spirited practice, Johnson had said as much. “It is (tough) I felt bad, but it’s not a major injury like last year, he’ll be back fighting (in) two, maybe three weeks,” Johnson said. Toronto Sun

August 16, 2010 Updates
August 5, 2010 Updates

The NBA was represented with the Knicks Amar’e Stoudemire, and the Raptors’ Amir Johnson. A variety of other sports were represented by former MLB outfielder Jose Conseco (turned bad boxer), volleyball pro Albert Hannemann, and soccer’s Cobi Jones. Entertainment Today

July 8, 2010 Updates

Amir Johnson was as surprised as everyone else when he parlayed his journeyman status into a five-year, $34-million (all currency U.S.) contract with the Toronto Raptors. He was in the gym working out when he got a call from his agent, Bill Duffy, telling him the offer the Raptors were prepared to make, and even he was taken aback at the total. “I was smiling,” Johnson said. “I was ready to come to Toronto after that.” He said he was expecting an offer in the range of $25-million to $30-million. “This is great for me, I’m happy.” Toronto Globe & Mail

July 2, 2010 Updates
July 1, 2010 Updates

The Raptors, bracing themselves for the loss of star power forward Chris Bosh, have kept one of Bosh’s potential replacements, moving quickly to reach an agreement to sign power forward Amir Johnson to a five-year contract worth $34 million on the first day of free agency. “Amir did not want to leave Toronto, and he was happy that Bryan Colangelo came to him and wanted to do something early on in the process,” Johnson’s agent, Kevin Bradbury, told Sporting News. “He is grateful for the opportunity that he had in Toronto last year, he loves the city, loves the fans, loves the organization. They showed a commitment to him, and he is ready to keep improving.” Sporting News

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