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June 7, 2014 Updates

Johnson was booked into the Shelby County Jail at 4:35 a.m. Saturday and was still there Saturday afternoon. WMC-TV cited a police affidavit that Johnson and his wife had just returned home when Johnson allegedly hit his wife in the face with an open hand before choking her. Johnson left and returned when police arrived and was arrested. The Memphis Police Department did not immediately return several messages from The Associated Press. USA Today Sports

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The following players cannot be dealt at all this season: Alexis Ajinca — New Orleans Pelicans; D.J. Augustin — Chicago Bulls; Andrew Bogut — Golden State Warriors; Kobe Bryant — Los Angeles Lakers; Seth Curry — Memphis Grizzlies; Chris Douglas-Roberts — Charlotte Bobcats; Stephen Jackson — Los Angeles Clippers; James Johnson — Memphis Grizzlies; Kendall Marshall — Los Angeles Lakers; Malcolm Thomas — San Antonio Spurs. HoopsWorld

December 16, 2013 Updates

Sam Amick: Memphis signs forward James Johnson. The 26yo was averaging 18.5 pts, 9.1 reb, 4.78 assts, 1.9 stls & 3.4 blocks w/ D-League's RGV Vipers Twitter @sam_amick

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Priority Sports: Congrats to James Johnson on his new contract with the #ATLHawks. We know you’re going to take advantage of this great opportunity! #NBA Twitter

August 21, 2013 Updates

Free agent forward James Johnson will attend workouts for the San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks and Utah Jazz and is hoping to leave teams impressed, league sources told RealGM. Ever since Johnson was drafted 16th in the 2009 NBA draft, teams have envisioned him as an athletic forward at 6-foot-9, but he’s yet to put together a breakout season in four years. Johnson’s ability to perform in workout settings could have one team intrigued enough to give him an opportunity, though. RealGM

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After finding out the news about his teammate, rookie Thomas Robinson adhered to his coach’s message. “I think (my reaction) was pretty much, ‘We have to work and stay together as a team, come out and have a good practice,” said No. 0. Forward James Johnson echoed a similar sentiment. “I just know we have to get stronger as a team and we have to start to trust each other a lot more,” he said. “We’re going to have some guys step up, including myself, to be able to win games.” The Kings Blog

November 7, 2012 Updates

Offensively speaking, it’s been a rocky start to the NBA season for newcomer James Johnson. The Sacramento Kings small forward hasn’t been able to find his rhythm and is shooting a team-low 23 percent from the field through four games. Johnson has looked out of sync when the Kings have had the ball, but his struggles aren’t a major concern for Keith Smart. The Kings head coach believes that the 25-year-old forward is still adapting to his new surroundings. “I don’t think there’s anything ailing him,” Smart said of Johnson following Tuesday practice. “I think it’s all new to him. I’m giving him freedom to function as a wing player and I think that’s maybe something new to him. “I’m saying to him do whatever you need to do and do it decisively,” Smart added. “And I think he’s kind of shell-shocked (with) that, you know?” Cowbell Kingdom

November 1, 2012 Updates

Even if the Kings do not agree to an extension after the season, they can make a $6.9 million qualifying offer to Evans, who would become a restricted free agent. The Kings could match any offer for him. That's the strategy the Kings used with Jason Thompson in the offseason before agreeing to a multiyear deal. The other King eligible for an extension was forward James Johnson, who is in his first season with the team. He wasn't signed to an extension, either. Sacramento Bee

October 15, 2012 Updates

James Johnson, Bulls (traded to Kings): Also not happening. The Kings are not exactly flush with disposable income these days. NBA.com

August 1, 2012 Updates

Sounds as if Keith Smart's hope his team would bond in the offseason is happening. Ten of the players on the roster are in Sacramento working out and playing 5-on-5. The only players that could not be in town are John Salmons, James Johnson, Chuck Hayes and Francisco Garcia. It's important that young nucleus that the franchise is depending on (DeMarcus Cousins, Tyreke Evans and Marcus Thornton) is in town. Also have to like that new PG Aaron Brooks is getting to know his new teammates. Definitely a step in the right direction and something that's needed to build team chemistry. Sulia

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