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Ivan Johnson, 30, wasn’t a fan of the food or smells during his one season in China. As one of the more experienced free agents at the Nets’ workout Wednesday (there were 31), he’s less concerned with money and looking to get back in the NBA. “The money is good in China, it’s just the living situation, the eating situation. But I pulled through,” Johnson said. “The food (was a problem). They don’t cook it all the way through. The room smells like a sewer. There’s a lot of stuff you gotta deal with over there. I dealt with it though. I had to.” New York Daily News

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DeSean: What's up with Ivan Johnson? Jorge Sierra: Ivan Johnson recently finished the season with Zhejiang in the Chinese League, where he put up monster numbers – like pretty much every decent American player that goes over there. We're told he's had some private workouts with NBA teams this week and will have some more the following one. He's one of the best free agent big men available, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him back in the NBA before the regular season comes to an end. HoopsHype

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Even after upcoming signings in the frontcourt, the Los Angeles Clippers and Brooklyn Nets remain possible suitors for Ivan Johnson, league sources told RealGM. Johnson has been in dialogue with other interested NBA teams, too, and has recently worked out for several organizations. No frontrunner has emerged. The Clippers had been a finalist for Johnson in free agency last offseason. After failing to receive a desired free-agent contract, Johnson signed with Zhejiang of the Chinese Basketball Association. He averaged 26 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.9 steals in 24 games with Zhejiang this season, before his release in late January. RealGM

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Former Hawk Ivan Johnson was waived by his Chinese Basketball Association team Wednesday. As I reported last week, the Hawks expressed an interest in Johnson once his contract in China was done. The CBA ends next month but Johnson will likely draw interest from other NBA teams now that he is available. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Chinese team Zhejiang announced that they have waived Ivan Johnson and signed Mike Harris. Johnson was averaging 25.8ppg, 10.2rpg and 2apg in CBA in 25 games. Mike Harris has played with the Jazz this season averaging 4.2ppg in 20 games. Sportando

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The Zhejiang Chouzhou Golden Bulls have signed power forward Ivan Johnson to one of their two foreign import spots for the upcoming 2013-14 Chinese Basketball Association season. The 29-year-old makes his return to the Chinese league after a short stint with the Qingdao Doublestar Eagles in 2011. After playing six games for the Eagles, Johnson signed a contract with the National Basketball Association’s Atlanta Hawks. Afterwards, he spent two seasons with the Southeast Division side. The highlight of his time with the Hawks was being named as the NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for April, having averaged 10.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.45 steals. NiuBBall.com

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