Former Florida State star Alexander Johnson, who surprisingly slipped to the middle of the second round of last month's NBA draft, has been so impressive in summer league games that he's earned a two-year, player-friendly contract from Memphis.
"Things happen, but I'm satisfied," he said Tuesday of his being selected 45th by Indiana and traded that night to Portland and then to the Grizzlies. "I'm glad I've signed. I'm good now. I'm not looking back. I'm happy and working hard and just trying to earn a living."
Although Memphis didn't release terms, Johnson, 24, is expected to make nearly $425,000 guaranteed this season. The team must guarantee the second year by Aug. 1, 2007 or lose him.
If it does keep him, Johnson, 24, would be a restricted free agent in 2008 instead of 2010 as a first-round pick. It's the second contract that means a big payday.
In his first five summer games in southern California, the 6-foot-9, 240-pound Johnson averaged 12.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 20 minutes.
Dash: I fell asleep in the 3rd quarter of both games. Bucks/Hawks was hype though.
Jul 9, 2021 15:09:12 GMT -4
Dash: Bucks are not a good team and are only in because Nets/Hawks got injured. They look several steps behind Phoenix.
Jul 9, 2021 15:10:33 GMT -4
sativa417: I'm not a Chris Paul fan, since I hate his flopping and Grizz played his Clipps in some good playoff series, so he's like the enemy to me, but still a great player, so down for him finally getting a ring. Crazy Suns are where they are now. When James Jones
Jul 9, 2021 21:48:49 GMT -4
sativa417: took over as GM, people were crapping on some of his moves, but he's put together a hell of a team
Jul 9, 2021 21:49:31 GMT -4
kfilament: its interesting how everyone wanted to put an asterisk next to last years champions, but honestly this year seems fluky as hell with injuries, etc., but yeah, hate CP3 as a grizz fan by not mad to see him win one.
Jul 13, 2021 16:29:30 GMT -4
kfilament: Pumped the Bucks gonna do it.
Jul 20, 2021 23:38:17 GMT -4
kfilament: Lol entire bucks team celebrating without Giannis
Jul 20, 2021 23:45:45 GMT -4
Dash: Feel bad for Paul and Booker. Ayton was so ass.
Jul 23, 2021 15:56:29 GMT -4
kfilament: Draft night and for once I am not worried the Grizz are going to fuck themselves on national TV
Jul 29, 2021 17:47:08 GMT -4