Adrian Wojnarowski: Forward Alize Johnson has agreed to a multi-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets worth up to $4.1 million, his agent @George Langberg tells ESPN. Johnson’s productivity parlayed two consecutive 10-day contracts into the new deal with the Nets.
The Nets can’t give Johnson a third 10-day deal. They’ll have to make a decision on the intriguing 24-year-old forward: let him go or give him a full roster spot, fish or cut bait. “I don’t know what’s going to happen. I try to just go out there and not think about that. If it happens, it does,” Johnson said. “But right now, I’m just focused on the next game, and everything else will take care of itself.”
The Nets can give Johnson part of their taxpayer mid-level exception, signing him for the rest of the season or even to a three-year deal. Coach Steve Nash was coy as to their plans.
Kristian Winfield: Steve Nash reiterated that the Nets are very pleased with Alize Johnson's contributions to the team. Says he has no update on his contract status.
Brian Lewis: Whether the #Nets bring him back or no, Landry Shamet said Alize Johnson has proved his #NBA worth: "He's put a good product on the floor. Teams would be stupid not to scoop him up."
Alex Schiffer: Alize Johnson said he hasn't heard much on his situation after tomorrow, when his second 10-day contract runs out. Adds he's enjoyed his time as a Net. Remembers playing with Kyrie in 2K as a kid.
The Brooklyn Nets have signed forward Alize Johnson to a second 10-day contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Johnson (6’7”, 212) signed his first 10-day contract with Brooklyn on March 22 and recorded 23 points, 15 rebounds, three assists and two steals in 33 minutes in his lone appearance on March 24 at Utah. In 32 career games with the Nets and Indiana Pacers (2018-20), Johnson has posted averages of 2.2 points and 2.6 rebounds in 6.7 minutes per contest.
Keith Smith: The Toronto Raptors have waived Oshae Brissett, Henry Ellenson and Alize Johnson. $300,000 dead money cap hit for Brissett. $50,000 dead money cap hit for Ellenson. Johnson was fully non-guaranteed, no cap hit for him.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent F Alize Johnson has agreed to a deal with the Toronto Raptors, source tells ESPN. Johnson spent the past two seasons with the Pacers.
May 12, 2021 | 1:51 am EDT Update
After missing five weeks with a hamstring injury, Nets star James Harden’s return is expected to be a game-time decision before Brooklyn faces San Antonio on Wednesday night, sources told ESPN. Harden is expected to gauge his readiness along with team officials ahead of the Nets’ return to Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Wednesday, sources said.
James visited an ankle specialist last week, sources told ESPN, and has made considerable improvement in his on-court workouts without experiencing the “sharp pain” he reported in the losses to the Raptors and Kings. He previously had difficulty making hard cuts and elevating, sources told Wojnarowski.
Bobby Marks: Jrue Holiday has now played 1,823 minutes and will earn a $255K bonus. This is the 4th year in a row that the Milwaukee point guard has reached the minutes criteria bonus in his contract.
Kristian Winfield: Kevin Durant says he likes the Bulls and think they have a good future: “Zach [LaVine], Vooch [Nikola Vucevic] and Coby [White], I feel like, are the key pieces to this team — and Patrick Williams.”
Porter, 22, understood the idea of resting but said he wanted to maintain a rhythm heading into the playoffs. Porter’s 45% 3-point shooting clip is, by far, the best on the team. Following Tuesday’s 6-of-10 3-point display, Porter’s got 16 treys in the last three games. “I don’t see a big need to rest right now,” he said, even though he admitted he’s still not fully healthy after two back surgeries delayed the start of his NBA career. Not that he’s currently battling ailments, only that he feels he’ll be healthier the more removed he is from his surgeries.