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Should The Clippers Sign Ivan Johnson?
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Post Subject: Ivan Johnson Waived by Chinese Team. Clips May Have Interest Post ID: 432936by ClipperKyle32 » Jan 28, 2014 - 04:13 PM PST
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Report: Ivan Johnson Waived by Chinese Team Zhejiang

Emiliano Carchia with Sportando.net is reporting that Ivan Johnson has been waived by Zhejiang of the Chinese Basketball Association:

Chinese team Zhejiang announced that they have waived Ivan Johnson and signed Mike Harris. Johnson was averaging 25.8ppg, 10.2rpg and 2apg in CBA in 25 games. Mike Harris has played with the Jazz this season averaging 4.2ppg in 20 games.

Chris Vivlamore, beat writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, previously reported that the Hawks have interest in bringing Johnson back to the team. Johnson's agent, Jeremiah Haylett, told HawksHoop.com in August that Johnson intended to return to the NBA upon conclusion of the CBA season.

Ivan Johnson Becomes Free Agent

4:01pm: The Clippers might have interest in Johnson, according to Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times

10:13am: The Zhejiang Golden Bulls have waived Ivan Johnson, the team announced, allowing the power forward to become a free agent and pursue reported NBA interest from several teams, including the Hawks (translation via Shaopeng Shen on Twitter; hat tip to Sportando's Emiliano Carchia). The team also announced the signing of small forward Mike Harris, whom the Jazz waived earlier this month, in a corresponding move.

Johnson was averaging 26.0 points and 9.9 rebounds in China, so it's unclear why the team released him other than as a favor. Perhaps Johnson and the team agreed to a buyout, though that's just my speculation. He'd become a mainstay in Atlanta's rotation the past two seasons before signing with the Chinese team in late August. The Knicks seemed to be the most engaged among the NBA clubs that eyed the Jeremiah Haylett client this past summer.

Any NBA team that signs Johnson will have to arrange for FIBA clearance before the move can become official, but that shouldn't be too much of a hurdle. He could be in the market for a 10-day contract, though I wouldn't be surprised if he commanded a deal for the rest of the season right away.

Harris made the Jazz out of camp, and while he averaged 4.2 points in 11.3 minutes per game for Utah, the team decided to waive the fourth-year NBA veteran before his contract became guaranteed. Unless he signed a multiyear deal, which ex-NBA players rarely do with Chinese teams, he could return to the NBA in another month or two, once Zhejiang's season is complete

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Post Subject: RE: Ivan Johnson Waived by Chinese Team. Clips May Have Inte Post ID: 432941by jarca » Jan 28, 2014 - 04:22 PM PST
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I'm done with Odom cause it's gonna take him a while to get on game shape. Let's give Johnson a try

                
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Post Subject: RE: Ivan Johnson Waived by Chinese Team. Clips May Have Inte Post ID: 432942by what_up_clipnation83 » Jan 28, 2014 - 04:25 PM PST
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Man, this would be awesome if we can pick him up.

I love his tenacity and rugged, bang em' up presence.

Something this team needs inside.

Hopefully we get him.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Ivan Johnson Waived by Chinese Team. Clips May Have Inte Post ID: 432947by ClipperDB » Jan 28, 2014 - 04:39 PM PST
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I wish we waited a got Ivan instead of Turk. Our 4/5 spot is wasted with Hollins, BJ, Jamieson, and Turk.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Ivan Johnson Waived by Chinese Team. Clips May Have Inte Post ID: 432970by wessleejr » Jan 28, 2014 - 06:05 PM PST
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I think somebody posted this before here can't remember maybe in sign and trade thread but that was before we sign Turkey

                
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Post Subject: RE: Ivan Johnson Waived by Chinese Team. Clips May Have Inte Post ID: 432973by tense2 » Jan 28, 2014 - 06:11 PM PST
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Don't think we sign Ivan (PF) with Hedo signed for the rest of the year. PF is where Turk is going to be playing according to Doc. We need a back up C.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Ivan Johnson Waived by Chinese Team. Clips May Have Inte Post ID: 432977by Akclipps » Jan 28, 2014 - 06:15 PM PST
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Yes!!!!!! I Have been saying this since summer!! Ivan the great is what we need

                
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Post Subject: RE: Ivan Johnson Waived by Chinese Team. Clips May Have Inte Post ID: 432990by Agent0 » Jan 28, 2014 - 07:26 PM PST
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If Doc wants to use him as an undersized C. He has the bulk for C, just not the length. So we'll see, cause Hedo is doing backup PF and is signed for the rest of the year like tense said.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Ivan Johnson Waived by Chinese Team. Clips May Have Inte Post ID: 432992by GhostShip » Jan 28, 2014 - 07:31 PM PST
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Please let us be so lucky to get Ivan. He is exactly what we need.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Ivan Johnson Waived by Chinese Team. Clips May Have Inte Post ID: 433003by CP3Best » Jan 28, 2014 - 08:26 PM PST
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We have an extra spot on the roster since cutting Morris, maybe we were waiting for Ivan, who knows, but I do remember when we used Reggie as a C, although he's a pf, i think it works, even Horford is used as a C.

                
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Post ID: 433004by tense2 » Jan 28, 2014 - 08:27 PM PST
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If he was 2-3 inches taller and could play center he would be.

                
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Post ID: 433007by ClipperPostman » Jan 28, 2014 - 08:42 PM PST
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I think we just have to face the reality that Hollins is our guy.

All these "Speculations" of a Decent back up C have been smoke, and this includes Odom.

I'm done with it.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Ivan Johnson Waived by Chinese Team. Clips May Have Inte Post ID: 433009by itsLuigi » Jan 28, 2014 - 08:48 PM PST
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i think we've all seen from the last couple of games that doc can't rely on hollins im pretty sure he'll bring in someone else

                
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Post ID: 433012by pageC4 » Jan 28, 2014 - 09:01 PM PST
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I feel you on the frustration, and acquiring Hedo just took up a roster spot so I don't think Doc is even considering getting a defensive backup big Sad

                
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Post Subject: RE: Ivan Johnson Waived by Chinese Team. Clips May Have Inte Post ID: 433013by DocHollywood » Jan 28, 2014 - 09:08 PM PST
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Any idea if he was waived because of his attitude or anger control problems? Dude was already banned from the Korean Basketball League for life lol. Maybe China was next on his list. I don't know about you guys, but I wouldn't waive a guy providing 26 points and 10 rebounds out of charity.

                
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Post ID: 433014by tense2 » Jan 28, 2014 - 09:09 PM PST
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I hope not, because if DJ goes down for any appreciable mount of time...we're f#%ked. Ouch.

                
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Post ID: 433016by jarca » Jan 28, 2014 - 09:14 PM PST
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All these good names and in the end we'll end up with jason Collins

                
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Post Subject: RE: Ivan Johnson Waived by Chinese Team. Clips May Have Inte Post ID: 433022by ohMEohMy! » Jan 28, 2014 - 09:56 PM PST
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Ideally, our backup bigs would consist of Ivan for his toughness, Hedo for point forward skills, and Bynum for his offensive skills and big body for defense.

Sucks that we've essentially wasted spots on Mullens & Jamison. I actually am fine with Hollins for 5 min/game, but not much more, which won't help in the playoffs.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Ivan Johnson Waived by Chinese Team. Clips May Have Inte Post ID: 433025by A_DOG_NAMED_BUD » Jan 28, 2014 - 10:05 PM PST
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I haven't seen him play much, but I the possible lineups of Ivan/DJ, Ivan/Blake, or even Ivan/Hedo should be better than any lineup with Hollins.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Ivan Johnson Waived by Chinese Team. Clips May Have Inte Post ID: 433030by Icecoldclipper » Jan 28, 2014 - 10:53 PM PST
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I'm all for getting Johnson I think he be a nice extra for the 4 spot. I know we have the extra spot but adding him only makes since if we move or can cut Jamison AND Mullens.

                
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We need someone to guard playoff centers, dj can not

                
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Post Subject: RE: Ivan Johnson Waived by Chinese Team. Clips May Have Inte Post ID: 433064by TheDude » Jan 29, 2014 - 10:43 AM PST
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We'd have to cut somebody. No reason to have that many back ups for the 4 and none for the 5. Hollins or Jamison would be on the waiver wire and that would be fine with me.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Ivan Johnson Waived by Chinese Team. Clips May Have Inte Post ID: 433072by LobAngelesBlakers » Jan 29, 2014 - 11:34 AM PST
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From Insider:

Forward Ivan Johnson decided to play in China this season instead of signing with an NBA team after none would match his asking price. Last week there was a report that several NBA teams have interest in talking to him once his season is over with Zhejiang Chouzhou Golden Bulls in February. Well, they don't have to wait as he was released by the Chinese team on Wednesday, according to Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:.

Previously Vivlamore reported the Hawks could re-sign the forward and that the Bulls, Knicks, Pacers and Clippers my have interest now after targeting him in the summer.

Johnson should be easy to sign as he will likely accept a rest-of-season, minimum contract.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Ivan Johnson Waived by Chinese Team. Clips May Have Inte Post ID: 433082by namzug » Jan 29, 2014 - 12:29 PM PST
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I think we should sign him and take the hit and release Jamison. I wish it could be Mullens, but that two year thing can bite us. If we could work a trade maybe for Ariza giving up Dudley and Barnes, then maybe we can play Hedo as a back up 3.

I'm a huge Ivan fan, think he is just what the team is missing.

                
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