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Thursday, August 29th, 2013 at 12:00 pm  |  7 responses

Ivan Johnson to Play in China


According to Ivan Johnson’s agent, the forward is moving on from the Atlanta Hawks to Zhejiang China. Per the AJC: “Johnson, who played the past two seasons with the Hawks, will play for Zhejiang China next season said agent Jeremiah Haylett. It is the same team Eddie Curry played for last season. Johnson was an unrestricted free agent after the Hawks did not make the forward/center a qualifying offer this offseason. He appeared in 125 games, including five starts, for the Hawks over the past two seasons. He averaged 6.5 points and 3.9 rebounds in 15.8 minutes a game.”

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  • patrick

    i say add 2 expansion teams…1 in seattle,,and 1 elsewhere….enough talent imo for more teams

  • spit hot fiyah

    it’s about economics. talent is always there, always has been. there are so many fringe guys all around the world

  • LLC#12

    Attendances and money are the issues, no doubt about talent, Euroleague alone must have close to 50 guys who can play in the NBA, China probably another 15, and so on. Expansion would be cool, but I can’t see it, especially with the current trend of superstars clubbing together, there isn’t enough star players for 32 teams to exist.

  • LLC#12

    I know there’d be an expansion draft etc, but just out of curiosity I started wondering what an All-None-NBA team would look like..
    Nenad Krstic, Semih Erden, Ivan Johnson, Sasha Vujacic, Juan Carlos Navarro, Rudy Fernandez, Bo McCalleb, Bobby Brown, Milos Teodosic, Vasilis Spanoulis, Nikola Mirotic, Sonny Weems..Kirk Penney? Obviously I’ve missed a bunch of players too..

    Krstic
    Johnson
    Fernandez
    Navarro
    McCallebb

    Yeah, don’t think they’d make the playoffs…

  • Stepfan Raiford

    I have a feeling Ivan will have a Renaldo Balkman situation on his hands when he gets over there.

  • Max

    Why?

  • Will Lee

    better than the bobcats or Kings at least

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