Barry Jackson: Heat adds a 20th player: guard/forward BJ Johnson, who appeared in 10 games with Magic last season.
Michael Scotto: The Phoenix Suns have agreed to a deal with BJ Johnson, league sources told HoopsHype.
Roy Parry: The Magic have waived B.J. Johnson, Vic Law, DaQuan Jeffries, Isaac Humphries and Jon Davis, the team has announced. The moves put the Magic roster at 15, including two-way players Josh Magette and Amile Jefferson.
John Denton: .@OrlandoMagic have signed free agent G BJ Johnson. The 6-7 Johnson played in 7 games last season during his rookie season with ATL & SAC, averaging 3.3 ppg. and 1.1 rpg. in 7.0 minpg. He also appeared in 39 games (32 starts) with @LakelandMagic Lakeland of the NBA G League.
Jason Anderson: The @Sacramento Kings have signed BJ Johnson, who will remain with the Orlando Magic’s G League affiliate in Lakeland, Fla. pic.twitter.com/uxnMtf7EP1
Jason Jones: The Kings are signing BJ Johnson of G League Lakeland for rest of season. They will assign him to the G League immediately so he can resume the playoffs.
Adam Johnson: Tough break for the @LakelandMagic as they waive Anthony Brown due to a season ending injury. They will retain his player rights in doing so. The Magic have activated BJ Johnson in a corresponding move to take that roster spot.
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has signed forward B.J. Johnson to a 10-day contract, it was announced today.
The Hawks plan to sign shooting guard B.J. Johnson to a 10-day contract this week, according to several people familiar with the situation.
The Orlando Magic have signed free agent guard John Petrucelli, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. In addition, the Magic have waived B.J. Johnson.
Josh Robbins: The Magic are close to making a pair of procedural moves. They'll waive B.J. Johnson, who subsequently will play for the G-League team in Lakeland. And the Magic will sign guard John Petrucelli to an Exhibit 10 contract; Petrucelli will wind up in Lakeland.
September 17, 2021 | 3:51 pm EDT Update
After securing the arrival of Mario Hezonja, Russian team UNICS Kazan will announce soon the signing of former NBA guard OJ Mayo.
UNICS Kazan is adding one more marquee name to its roster with O.J.Mayo having a one-year deal with the Russian club. While there’s no signed contract yet, that seems to be more a formality delayed by bureaucratic reasons.
Chris Grenham: Former Hawks guard Brandon Goodwin tells me he worked out with Celtics this week. There is no training camp agreement between Boston and Goodwin yet, but there is interest from both sides. Goodwin played in 47 games with Atlanta last year, averaging 4.9 points and 2.0 assists.
Ramona Shelburne: For those who like fun real estate details. The Sterlings still own the Clippers current practice facility in Playa Vista. Ballmer said he has an option to buy it in 2024, but he’s not sure yet what he’ll do because their new complex in Inglewood is scheduled to open same year.
The Austin Spurs today announced that the team has named Petar Božić head coach, making him the eighth head coach in franchise history. In addition, David Pilipovich, Nick Saenz and Jesse Childs have been named assistant coaches on his staff, joining Kenny Trevino who enters his second season as an assistant.
September 17, 2021 | 2:45 pm EDT Update
What’s the message the veterans are giving you about the last two years? Rick Carlisle: They were disappointed with how things have gone. We’ve got to work at developing a style of play so we can maximize what we have here. Exactly what that means as far as number of wins or the playoffs, I don’t know. I’m reluctant to get into that kind of stuff, because sometimes you can set goals that are too low.
How have you evolved as a coach since you were here before? Rick Carlisle: Going from Detroit to here, they were different types of teams, and going to Dallas—the Dallas team was way different than any team I had coached before. It was much more of an outside-shooting team … so it was an amazing experience and education how to work with that kind of group. And then the game has changed an awful lot in the last 13 years, particularly in the last five. Because of the pace, the skill level, the 3-point shot, everything. In two years there, we set offensive records on points per possessions, and then this last year Brooklyn beat both. These records are going to keep falling because of the skill level.