HoopsHype Armon Johnson rumors

June 20, 2014 Updates

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). Contra Costa Times

December 6, 2012 Updates

BC Astana signed former NBA player Armon Johnson. The product of Nevada has played 47 games in the NBA averaging 5.2ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.2apg. Sportando

October 23, 2012 Updates

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. Orlando Sentinel

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The 23-year-old (Armon) Johnson, who left Nevada after his junior season, is confident he’ll make an NBA roster. “I’ve been talking to some teams,” Johnson said. “Right now, talk is just talk. I don’t want to mention the teams and put rumors out there, but when the time comes, I’ll be ready. I’m very confident I’ll be with a team next year. I’m working my butt off in the gym to be ready for camp, and I’m going to take advantage of whatever opportunity I get.” Reno Gazette-Journal

August 7, 2012 Updates

The 23-year-old Johnson, who left Nevada after his junior season, is confident he’ll make an NBA roster. “I’ve been talking to some teams,” Johnson said. “Right now, talk is just talk. I don’t want to mention the teams and put rumors out there, but when the time comes I’ll be ready. I’m very confident I’ll be with a team next year. I’m working my butt off in the gym to be ready for camp and I’m going to take advantage of whatever opportunity I get.” Reno Gazette-Journal

July 10, 2012 Updates

But sources with knowledge of the Magic's approach say they're remaining patient and that all the familiar teams -- Houston, Atlanta, the Lakers, and the Nets among them -- remain in play. That doesn't bode well for the Nets, whose reliance on numerous free agents in their proposal is complicated by the end of the league's free agency moratorium at 12:01 Eastern Time Wednesday. While Humphries has the same agent as Howard and is expected to cooperate in a Howard trade so long as he gets a multi-year deal, free agents who have been part of Nets' various proposals and may be needed to make the money work -- a la Shelden Williams, Sundiata Gaines and Armon Johnson -- will be able to sign with other teams. SI.com

July 9, 2012 Updates

The tentacles of the proposed deal stretched across more than 10 players and three teams on Monday, with the Nets recruiting a fourth team to take on guard MarShon Brooks in exchange for an additional draft pick to send to Orlando. Nevertheless, multiple complexities need to be resolved to complete the deal, including the negotiation of contracts for four of the players in the proposed trade: Brook Lopez, Kris Humphries, Damion James and Shelden Williams. In the proposed deal, Howard, Jason Richardson and Earl Clark would be sent to Brooklyn, and the Magic would receive the Nets' Lopez, James, Williams and Armon Johnson, Cleveland's Luke Walton and three future first-round picks, sources said. Cleveland would receive Orlando's Quentin Richardson, Brooklyn's Sundiata Gaines, Humphries (on a one-year guaranteed deal), a first-round pick and $3 million from the Nets. Brooklyn also is in talks with the Los Angeles Clippers to exchange Brooks for an additional first-round pick to send to the Magic. If the Clippers decline to participate, other teams are in position to take on Brooks, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

While the structure of a deal involving the Nets, Magic, Cavaliers and at least one other team is in place, involving numerous players, the moving parts involved in that scenario are a long way from being resolved. For example, Brooklyn created the structure of the deal, which would include sending forward Kris Humphries to the Cavaliers as part of the trade. However, Humphries, being a free agent, would have to agree to the terms of a sign-and-trade deal first. And since Humphries played on a one-year deal for the Nets last season, he’s reluctant to do it again, looking for a multi-year deal. Under the terms of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, Humphries could only sign up to a four-year deal if he was part of a sign-and-trade. But the Cavaliers are reluctant to sign Humphries to a long-term deal, preferring to use him as a trade chip to amass additional assets or to only take up cap space for a year. (Being well under the salary cap, Cleveland could just sign Humphries using its room if it was interested in him, and wouldn’t have to give up anything.) NBA.com

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