The Brooklyn Nets have signed forward Alize Johnson to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Johnson (6’7”, 212) originally signed a 10-day contract with Brooklyn on March 22 before signing a second 10-day on April 1. In six games with the Nets, Johnson has averaged 7.8 points on 65.7 percent shooting from the field to go along with 5.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 13.4 minutes per game. In his first game suiting up for Brooklyn on March 24 at Utah, Johnson registered team highs with 23 points and 15 rebounds to go with three assists and two steals in 33 minutes of action off the bench.
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 8, 2021 | 9:34 pm EDT Update
The Sixers won their eighth straight game with a 118-104 victory over the Pistons on Saturday night, moving ever so closer to locking down the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. Joel Embiid led the way with 29 points, and strong efforts from Dwight Howard and Tyrese Maxey were among the standouts from the supporting cast.
Justin Grasso: Doc Rivers on the playoff rotation: “I think we’re very comfortable with who were are going to play. I think we’ve been comfortable.” Says they “won’t blink” at playing 11 guys if they need to
May 8, 2021 | 8:54 pm EDT Update
Fred Katz: There it is. Russell Westbrook has officially tied Oscar Robertson’s all-time triple-double record of 181 for a career, a record that has stood for 47 years. Westbrook now has 21 triple-doubles in his last 25 games and will go for the record Monday against the Hawks.
Russell Westbrook is making history every other day at this point and Saturday night was no exception. The Wizards’ point guard earned his 7,988th assist against the Pacers, passing former Wizards point guard Rod Strickland for 12th all-time on the NBA’s career assists list.