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Joe Johnson
Joe Johnson
Position: -
Born: 06/29/81
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary: $220,000
He said he talked with Kevin Durant, Joe Johnson and Wesley Matthews about the rehab process and picked their brains for tips on recovery and staying positive during an arduous rehab cycle. “Just to learn from the process,” Hood said of the advice he received. “Don’t think it’s going to be easy. It’s going to be a tough grind, but just learn about yourself throughout it. Don’t waste this time just sitting around, just learn about yourself. So I been doing that. I been doing a lot of reading, watching a lot of basketball, watching a lot of shows. So it’s been good. I’m spending a lot of time with my family. That’s been the best part about it.”
Fighting a rare form of cancer since 2008, a battle she lost in February at age 60, Joe Johnson’s mother didn’t want the hospital. She wanted to remain at her Little Rock, Arkansas, home during the final days of struggle, with her brothers and only child close. And her son was able to oblige since for the first time since 2001, when he was a first-round pick of the Boston Celtics, Joe Johnson wasn’t employed by an NBA team. Johnson, who is trying to make the Detroit Pistons roster, admits the year away from the league wasn’t by choice.
But it served its purpose as he was able to be with his mother as she succumbed to multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells. “I don’t know if you guys understand what multiple myeloma is and what it does to the body,” Johnson told the Free Press this week. “It basically breaks muscles and bones down to a point where you just become limp and you can’t do nothing on your own. Then it comes to a point where you can’t even talk.” A slight pause. “After that, it’s death.”
“My body’s feeling great. This is probably the toughest part of training camp,” Johnson said following Day 3 of Pistons camp at Michigan State University. “It’s a lot of running and conditioning, but if you come into camp already in shape, you can get through it. I didn’t have any problems. “It’s been fun for me, but I haven’t had a break in the last six months. But it’s been fun. The process has been amazing for me and I’m just thankful for the opportunity.”
9 months ago via ESPN
Whether he makes the team or not, that alone makes this training camp invitation a success from his perspective. “That was another reason why I thought it was very important for me to take this opportunity because those guys in the Big3, a lot of them anyway, have hopes to at some point to be able to get back in the league,” Johnson said. “So I just wanted to let everyone know that it’s possible just to get to this point. I mean, I’m not even all the way on the roster, but to get to this point, get your foot in the door. Then whatever you do from that point, it’s up to you.”
9 months ago via ESPN
Right now, it looks as if Johnson and big man Christian Wood will compete for the final spot on the 15-man roster. From the way Casey spoke, the spot might be Johnson’s to lose. “The need is there, but we also have a need for that veteran play like a Joe Johnson who can put the ball on the floor, still make plays, still shoot the ball,” Casey said. “He has it, even at (age 38). He’s not a 40-minute player anymore, but we don’t need 40 minutes. We need that experience, a guy like that you can bring in at the end of games to close games.”
Based on a close relationship with vice chairman Arn Tellem, who represented Johnson before leaving the agent business, the Pistons were the front-runner. Casey needed to see Johnson in a full-court workout, though. “My main concern was Joe getting up and down and he showed that,” Casey said. “He showed that he can still run the floor, still be athletic.”
Dwane Casey on the signings of Joe Johnson and Christian Wood, and the fight for the last roster spot: “We’re still light in the frontcourt, but having (Andre Drummond’s) minutes so high is an issue as far as getting another person, a free agent, to come and say, ‘I want those 12 or 16 minutes, whatever it is.’ So, that’s one reason that we do have Christian Wood in and Joe Johnson in fighting for that last spot. Also, too, there is a need at that (center) position. The need is there. But we also have a need for that veteran player, like a Joe Johnson, who can put the ball on the floor, still make plays, still has it, even at 37. Now, he’s not a 40-minute player anymore, but we don’t need him for 40 minutes. We need that experience, and a guy like that, one that we could bring in at the end of the game to close games.

Joe Johnson Detroit bound?

Johnson said he expected to work out for the Nets this week, but sources told The Post he hasn’t done so yet. ESPN reported Johnson was slated to work out for the Pistons on Tuesday, and The Athletic’s Frank Isola said on SiriusXMNBA, “From what I’m hearing, Detroit is the favorite to land Joe Johnson.”
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Another exciting BIG3 season has come to a close, and once again there’s a new champion. Led by league MVP Joe Johnson, Triplets took down Killer 3s, 50-39, in the championship game on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. Johnson finished the game with 28 points, including the championship-winning 3-pointer. Johnson drained the shot right in front of LeBron James, who was watching courtside.
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“I am hopeful to get back, but I did not get in the BIG3 to get back to the ‘league,’ ” said Joe Johnson, who is uncertain about playing in the BIG3 next season. “I had a great career. I enjoyed the process. The only thing that keeps the NBA fire in the belly is how it ended in Houston. That just does not sit well with me. So if an opportunity comes along and I feel that it is worth it, yeah, I take that chance.”