Johnson was waived by the Kings on Friday.
Undrafted out of La Salle in 2018, Johnson played just 49 total minutes in the NBA last season between Atlanta and Sacramento. He spent most of his time in the G League, where he averaged 15.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.2 assists in 29.8 minutes. Johnson also appeared in six summer league games for the Kings in 2019, though wasn't a significant contributor. Ultimately, the organization has opted to explore other options with the roster spot.
Johnson totaled 20 points (9-17 FG, 2-6 3Pt), five rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks over 33 minutes in the Kings' 98-96 overtime loss to the Cavaliers on Friday in a Las Vegas Summer League consolation game.
Johnson capped off summer league play with a loaded stat line, including a team-high 20 points. He spent his rookie season in 2018 bouncing around with 10-day contracts and G League action, finishing the year with only 49 minutes in seven NBA games. He'll hope to have some staying power in the NBA next season, possibly with Sacramento.
Johnson was recalled from the G League on Wednesday, Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 Sacramento reports.
Johnson will be with the Kings on Thursday when they face the Cavaliers. It's possible he makes his Kings debut.
Johnson signed with the Kings for the remainder of the season Tuesday and will be immediately assigned to the G League, Jason Jones of The Athletic reports.
Johnson most recently signed a pair of 10-day contracts with the Hawks, but he only ended up seeing limited action with the team. It doesn't appear Johnson will play with the Kings with the regular season drawing to a close, but he will likely get a bump in salary while getting to finish out the G League playoffs with Lakeland.
Johnson signed a second 10-day contract with the Hawks on Tuesday, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
Johnson scored 11 points in his NBA debut last Sunday, but he has only scored six points across 21 minutes in his last four games. He'll have one more stretch to prove his worth to Atlanta before they have to decide to let him go or sign him for the remainder of the season.
Johnson recorded 11 points (4-4 FG, 3-3 3Pt), two rebounds, and one steal in 19 minutes during Sunday's 123-118 win over the Bulls.
Johnson enjoyed a perfect night from the field in his NBA debut. The 23-year-old rookie is on a 10-day contract, so this was a good first step in his quest to stick for the remainder of the season.
Johnson will sign a 10-day contract with the Hawks on Tuesday, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Johnson has played well in the G League for Lakeland this season, posting averages of 14.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.4 steals over 38 games (31 starts). He'll aim to continue his success at the next level, where he'll have to prove he belongs over the course of the next week and a half.
Johnson tallied 27 points (9-14 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 8-10 FT), five rebounds, an assist and a steal in 31 minutes Saturday against Capital City.
Johnson led his team to victory by knocking down 64.3 percent from the field. Lakeland managed to outscore their opponent in three of four quarters on the way to a 117-91 blowout. Saturday's performance was no fluke, as he's averaging 14.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.4 steals through 33 games (26 starts) this season.
Johnson posted 21 points (8-17 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and one assist in the loss Friday to the Swarm.
Johnson led the way for Lakeland in a down scoring night for the entire team, as they failed to crack 100 points. The forward has been a consistent presence for the Magic this season, averaging 14.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists while missing just three games this campaign.
Johnson scored 16 points (7-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go along with seven rebounds and two assists in the win Wednesday over the Drive.
Johnson played 34 minutes Wednesday, a massive leap from his season average (24.3) despite turning the ball over five times. With no notable injuries causing an obvious path up the rotation for Johnson, it's possible his play this season has warranted an extended look as Lakeland's sixth-man.
Johnson was waived by the Magic on Wednesday but will play for the organization's G-League affiliate, the Lakeland Magic, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.
As is the nature of Exhibit 10 contracts, the player often goes to the organization's G-League affiliate once waived. Johnson made the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team last season on La Salle and played for the Magic during summer league, totaling 22 points 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 44 minutes.
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