Johnson agrees to terms
The Pacers reached an oral agreement Thursday with point guard Anthony Johnson on a four-year contract worth $10 million-$11 million.
Johnson, 29, averaged 6.2 points and 2.8 assists for the Pacers last season. His agent, Richard Howell, said 10 to 12 teams expressed interest.
"All along, Indiana was his No. 1 option," Howell said. "This is where he wanted to go."
Johnson, who played for a league-minimum salary of $813,679 last season, is scheduled to fly to Indianapolis today to sign his contract.
Point guard competition
After Johnson signs, there will be just one roster spot for another point guard and at least two players vying for the job.
Free agent Jamison Brewer, who spent the past three seasons with the Pacers, and second-round draft pick Rashad Wright have designs on the job.
It's an audition of sorts, Pacers associate coach Mike Brown said, a competition that should bring out the best in two competitive players during the Pacers' summer league stint at the Rocky Mountain Revue, which begins today and runs through July 24.
"He's right. It's wide open, healthy competition," Brewer said.