HoopsHype Armon Johnson rumors


April 17, 2011 Updates

At the same time, there has been an unmistakable bond developing on this team. Marcus Camby is a fabulous teammate, a true professional. Patty Mills one of the funniest and free-spirited athletes I’ve ever been around. And Nicolas Batum, what a fascinating, engaging, and downright good person. Throw in the quirkiness of Andre Miller, the surliness of Wallace, the frankness of Wesley Matthews, and the exuberance of Armon Johnson, and it’s a pretty fun place to hang out. Oregonian

February 18, 2011 Updates
February 9, 2011 Updates

"The biggest difference is expectations," Johnson said. "Things change. It's like, you don't really know anyone here, you're not at home, you're not as comfortable as you would be normally and you've just got to find a way to fight through it and keep your attitude the right way, because it's tough. It's real tough." Oregonian

November 3, 2010 Updates

Johnson, it is becoming more and more clear, could be something special. It is becoming harder and harder for coach Nate McMillan and the teams veterans not to beam about the left-hander drafted out of Nevada with the 34th overall pick. Johnson on Tuesday continued his steady climb in the rotation with another solid performance, this time a 10-point, five-assist, one-turnover performance in 22 key minutes during the Blazers’ 90-76 win at Milwaukee. Oregonian

In his last two games, Johnson has played a combined 31 minutes and produced 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting while recording seven assists, two turnovers and four rebounds. He has also made both of his three-point attempts. Along the way, he has harrassed two pretty good point guards -- Chicago’s Derrick Rose and Milwaukee’s Brandon Jennings. Rose had four turnovers when Johnson was in the game and Jennings two. “I like what he brings every day,’’ Camby said. “You guys get to see it in the games, but it’s 10-times magnified in practice. He’s always going after it. He has a lot of fire, a lot of passion, a lot of heart.’’ It appears that Johnson has a special attachment to Camby, a 15-year veteran. Camby said it’s not uncommon to hear Johnson knocking on his hotel room door. “He comes to my room late at night, and we have a lot of sit downs, and I really respect that because he wants to get better. He always wants information. He’s always in my ear asking questions, and not just about the game, but how to be a leader, how to conduct himself off the court.’’ Oregonian

August 3, 2010 Updates

Trail Blazers solved their 15th roster spot dilemma Monday afternoon, signing rookie point guard Armon Johnson to a contract. Johnson earned the Blazers’ final roster spot with an impressive summer league performance in which he averaged 11.6 points, 4.2 assists and 2.2 steals while revealing physical, in-your-face perimeter defense. He also helped himself during a summer league scrimmage in which he held his own against No. 1 overall pick John Wall of the Washington Wizards. Oregonian

Blazers scouts have called Johnson a “Nate McMillan point guard” because of his size (6-foot-3, 195-pounds), defensive intensity and solid half- court offensive game. Johnson, who was drafted out of Nevada with the 34th overall pick of the second round, excels most in pick-and-roll sets and has a knack for scoring with aggressive drives to the basket. Oregonian

August 2, 2010 Updates

In what should come as no surprise (after listening to not one, not two, but all three scouts rave about his Las Vegas Summer League performance), the Blazers announced today via text message that the team has signed rookie point guard Armon Johnson. Blazers Edge

August 1, 2010 Updates
July 28, 2010 Updates

A decision has not been made about the future of guards Patty Mills and Armon Johnson, a team source said. Both players improved their stock during Summer League play, and their value to the organization will be assessed during meetings this week. Columbian

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