HoopsHype Ivan Johnson rumors

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Free agent forward Ivan Johnson has been engaged in preliminary conversations with six NBA teams, a source close to Johnson relayed to CSNNW.com. As reported by ESPNNewYork.com, the Knicks are one of the interested parties. However, the same source who spoke on the condition of anonymity said there isn't anything serious with these discussions at this point with Greg Oden, Lamar Odom and Antawn Jamison still out on the market. The source added that there is no front-runner for the services of Johnson. CSNNW.com

August 1, 2013 Updates

Amid their search for a young big man who could provide interior scoring, rebounding and defense, the Knicks are having discussions with free agent Ivan Johnson, a player source told ESPNNewYork.com. ESPN.com

The 29-year-old Johnson, who became an NBA player in 2011 and has played for the Hawks, was initially campaigning for a mini mid-level contract. But with remaining attractive free agents like DeJuan Blair and Antawn Jamison in the veteran's minimum financial ballpark -- Blair signed with the Mavericks for that amount -- the free-agent market is quickly changing. "I think the mini mid-level will be tough to get at this time," the source said. ESPN.com

July 24, 2013 Updates

If Antic is signed it most likely means that unrestricted free agent Ivan Johnson will not return. The Hawks have shown intersted in bringing Johnson back however they have made several moves this offseason to bolster their frontcourt. Al Horford, Paul Millsap, Elton Brand and Antic would be guaranteed contracts. The team also has second-year forward Mike Scott on a non-guaranteed contract. and yet-to-be-signed draftees Lucas Nogueira and Mike Muscala. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Ferry spoke with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Monday for a series of draft preview articles that begin Sunday. Here is what he had to say about some of the other issues facing the team. On whether the team has, or plans, to make offers to restricted free agents Jeff Teague and Ivan Johnson: “Nothing to really say about it,” Ferry said. “We are focused on the draft right now obviously. Our roster and our team decisions will unfold after that but certainly we value the guys we had on our roster last year. We’ll look at all the opportunities that are out there for us going forward as well.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 18, 2013 Updates

Danny Ferry spoke with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Monday for a series of draft preview articles that begin Sunday. Here is what he had to say about some of the other issues facing the team. On whether the team has, or plans, to make offers to restricted free agents Jeff Teague and Ivan Johnson: “Nothing to really say about it,” Ferry said. “We are focused on the draft right now obviously. Our roster and our team decisions will unfold after that but certainly we value the guys we had on our roster last year. We’ll look at all the opportunities that are out there for us going forward as well.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Kenyon Martin got in Ivan Johnson’s face after he and J.R. Smith got tangled up. Martin said he told Johnson: “not here, not today.” Martin has always been one to get his teammates’ back. It’s another example of the toughness he brings to the Knicks. “You know what I do, man,” Martin said. “I’ve got to protect my guys. Him and J.R. got tangled up or what not and I just let him know, ‘Not here, not today.’ It won’t go past today. It’s just basketball. Sulia

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Power forward Ivan Johnson has agreed to re-sign with the Atlanta Hawks, CSNNW.com has learned. The undrafted forward who played one season at the University of Oregon before transferring to Cal State-San Bernardino, agrees to the Hawks' offer of one-year, $962,195. CSNNW.com

July 2, 2012 Updates

The Hawks extended a qualifying offer to forward Ivan Johnson by Sunday’s deadline and thus maintain the right to match any offer sheets Johnson signs as a restricted free agent. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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