HoopsHype Ivan Johnson rumors

November 12, 2014 Updates

David Alarcon: According to my source, Ivan Johnson is discussing options in the NBA and internationally. He will make a decision within the next couple of weeks. Twitter @DAlarcon_NBA

October 26, 2014 Updates

The Mavs reached the NBA maximum of 15 players Saturday when they waived center Bernard James, guard Doron Lamb and forward Ivan Johnson. Most of the $915,243 James was slated to make this season is guaranteed. But the Mavs decided the 3-point shooting Charlie Villanueva displayed in the eight preseason games outweighed what they received from James. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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What you see here is the Dallas Mavericks' Ivan Johnson getting tossed from a summer league game against the Charlotte Hornets for the crime of looking staring at an official and saying "Really, motherfucker?" after having fallen to the floor. Johnson appeared to trip or be pushed in the back on the play. After the ball went out of bounds, Johnson simply stared at the official, and that was apparently enough for an ejection. Update: As has been pointed out, Johnson also said "Really, motherfucker?" to the official. I had watched it in a Vine (with sound on) and didn't catch it. I apologize for not hearing the "motherfucker." Deadspin.com

July 10, 2014 Updates

The most intriguing player on the Dallas Mavericks’ summer league roster is a 30-year-old fresh off a “six-month practice” in China and hoping to get his foot back in the NBA door. The well-traveled Ivan Johnson, a thickly muscled, 6-foot-8 power forward who spent two seasons in the Atlanta Hawks’ rotation before heading overseas again last year, will basically be auditioning for every NBA team during the Las Vegas summer league. But there is mutual optimism that Johnson, who worked individually with coach Rick Carlisle after Wednesday’s practice, can earn a roster spot with the Mavs. “He’s more than just a summer league guy for us,” Mavs president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said. “We’re definitely taking a peak, and we like what we see.” ESPN.com

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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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