HoopsHype Armon Johnson rumors

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Former Nevada guard Armon Johnson will finish out the season with an NBA team. The New Jersey Nets announced Friday that they signed Johnson for the rest of the season, which ends Thursday. Johnson had completed a 10-day contract that he signed on April 9. Johnson played in five games for the Nets, averaging 4.4 points with a season-high six points in three games. Reno Gazette-Journal

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The Nets have signed point guard Armon Johnson for the rest of the season. Johnson who signed a 10-day contract with the team April 9, has played in five games with the team and averaged 4.4 points per game, while shooting 10-of-17 from the field. Newark Star-Ledger

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The Nets announced today that they will not resign Dennis Horner to another 10-day contract and instead signed Armon Johnson to one. Johnson will become the 22nd player to wear a Nets uniform this season, the most in the NBA. He is a point guard and may backup Deron Williams due to the very poor play of late from Sundiata Gaines. From Russia With Dunk

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Marc J. Spears: Wouldn't be surprised if a team claimed the very athletic and young guard Armon Johnson off waivers after Blazers cut him. Should Lakers? Twitter

Center Joel Przybilla is set to return to the Trail Blazers after he said he passed a physical by the team on Sunday in Portland. The team is expected to sign the 32-year-old Przybilla on Monday for the remainder of the season. First, however, they must waive a player from their roster to create room. The decision figures to be between second-year guard Armon Johnson and injured center Greg Oden. Acting general manager Chad Buchanan on Sunday said the team will not discuss the move. "We aren't going to comment on anything until (Monday),'' Buchanan said in a text message. "Our focus today is on LaMarcus (Aldridge) and the All-Star Game.'' Oregonian

February 26, 2012 Updates

Center Joel Przybilla is set to return to the Trail Blazers after he said he passed a physical by the team on Sunday in Portland. The team is expected to sign the 32-year-old Przybilla on Monday for the remainder of the season. First, however, they must waive a player from their roster to create room. The decision figures to be between second-year guard Armon Johnson and injured center Greg Oden. Acting general manager Chad Buchanan on Sunday said the team will not discuss the move. "We aren't going to comment on anything until (Monday),'' Buchanan said in a text message. "Our focus today is on LaMarcus (Aldridge) and the All-Star Game.'' Oregonian

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The Portland Trail Blazers, with little practice times in a cramped season, have sent second-year players Luke Babbitt and Armon Johnson to the Idaho Stampede, the team's affiliate in the NBA Development League. Although the team did not specify how long the assignment would last, the move brings the Blazers down to 12 players available for Thursday's game against the Lakers. NBA teams are allowed to activate 13 players per game until Feb. 6, a temporary measure the league instituted to help teams deal with the shortened, compacted season. Sending Babbitt and Johnson to Idaho leaves them with 12 healthy players and Greg Oden. Oregonian

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Last year’s signing of Matthews was an unqualified success. The draft results are another matter. The Blazers’ three selections – first-rounders Luke Babbitt (16) and Elliot Williams (22) and second-rounder Armon Johnson (34) – didn’t get a lot done on the court this season. Williams missed the entire season after surgery on both knees. Babbitt – acquired from Minnesota in the trade that sent Martell Webster to the Timberwolves – drew little playing time. Johnson got a shot early, then was beaten out by Patty Mills for the backup point-guard spot. “It’s hard to judge a rookie after one year, especially a rookie who comes to a playoff team,” Buchanan says. “All three of those guys are developing players who are learning their position, our league, our system and their teammates. “We believe in them long-term. I’m expecting all three to come back hungry to contribute. It’s still way too early to make a determination on whether those guys are successes or failures.” Portland Tribune

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

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