Johnson signed with Bayern Munich in Germany on Friday, international basketball writer David Pick reports. Johnson was a former standout at Arizona before being drafted by the Rockets and becoming an offseason journeyman over the last two years. It appears as though he has given up on the NBA for now and has officially decided to bypass the D-League and play for a european powerhouse in Bayern Munich.
The Magic opted to release Johnson on Saturday, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. Johnson figured to have a difficult time making the final roster, as the Magic's backcourt was already a bit crowded. Johnson spent 28 games with the Rockets in the 2014-15 season, before spending last season in the D-League. He will likely head back there as he awaits another opportunity.
Johnson signed a training camp contract with the Magic on Wednesday, Brian K. Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel reports. After ponying up this offseason to bring in Bismack Biyombo (four years, $72 million) and re-signing Evan Fournier (five years, $85 million), the Magic appear to be in search of bargains to round out the rest of their roster. With at least two roster spots open, Johnson will have a decent chance at breaking camp with the club if he can prove his worth during practices and exhibition play. The former Arizona star spent the entire 2015-16 campaign in the D-League, averaging 9.6 points (on 39.3% shooting from the field), 3.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.9 three-pointers and 0.9 steals in 26.8 minutes per game.
Johnson was waived by the Nuggets on Saturday, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports. Johnson, the last player remaining on the Nuggets roster from the Ty Lawson trade, was waived in order to make space for Erick Green, who impressed Nuggets' brass throughout the preseason. Johnson could catch on with another team prior to the start of the season, but it seems more than likely he will join the Nuggets' D-League affiliate for the 2015 season.
The Nuggets have come to agreement on a trade that would send point guard Ty Lawson to the Rockets, according to a report by Yahoo, citing league sources. Lawson averaged 15.2 points and 9.6 assists last season. He was arrested for DUI in the offseason. The Rockets will send Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni, Nick Johnson and Joey Dorsey to Denver, as well as a protected 2016 first-round pick to Denver. Denver is including a 2017 second-round pick
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