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    Exclamation Should we sign Ivan Johnson?

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    He becomes a free agent eligible to sign with an NBA team on the 16th of Feb. He is playing in China currently. Last time he was in the NBA, he was back up for the Atlanta Hawks. He's averaging 20+ points in the CBA (Chinese league). Think we should sign him as a backup center? I think eventually he'd crack the rotation as our first big off the bench to back up Roy.

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    Ummm how would Ivan Johnson be our first big over Scola?

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    Default Re: Should we sign Ivan Johnson?

    Is he taller than 6'8"

    Plus I don't like the sounds of this
    On December 9, 2011, Johnson signed with the
    Atlanta Hawks.[5] On April 13, 2012, Johnson was sent home and fined an undisclosed amount of money for "conduct detrimental to the team."[6] Just three days later on April 16, 2012, Johnson scored a career high 21 points against the Toronto Raptors.[7][8]>>
    On May 12, 2012, the NBA fined Johnson $25,000 for gesturing, again with his middle finger, at a Boston Celtics fan following the Hawks’ elimination from the playoffs.[4]>>

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    I like Ivan Johnson but he is not a Center. He is a PF and we already have Scola.
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    Our roster is set, we don't need anything or anyone baring injuries
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    Our roster is set, we don't need anything or anyone baring injuries
    A 3rd Center would be nice as an insurance in case of injury.
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    A 3rd Center would be nice as an insurance in case of injury.
    OK, then lets go out a find a player with the size to be a 3rd string center. IJ isn't it IMO, plus he is a loose cannon

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    Default Re: Should we sign Ivan Johnson?

    I don't think we need to sign anyone until we actually need to sign someone. What if we would lose two point guards, then we would need another point and if we had already filled the roster with a center we would have to let them go to sign a point.

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    Default Re: Should we sign Ivan Johnson?

    Yeah we don't need any 6'8" centers. And dominating China league is not the same as doing well in the NBA, the Hawks are supposedly interested in him again so that says something positive but still we have enough small forwards.

    Also according to wikipedia (yeah I know) he lost his scholarship over anger management issues. So no.

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    In my 'pain in the butt to play against' scale, he's pretty good. I'd hate to see him go to a team the Pacers have to play against in the playoffs. I like/hate him the way I like/hate Reggie Evans. Be a nice insurance policy/goon, but not at all if their is an inkling of chemistry trouble. If he comes back, I would guess its not here, to not play.

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    OK, then lets go out a find a player with the size to be a 3rd string center. IJ isn't it IMO, plus he is a loose cannon
    Yeah, I agree that Ivan Johnson isn't a Center.

    I'd recommend Boban Marjanović for a 3rd Center. I have made it clear a number of times that if we want to add a 3rd Center then this guy should be heavily considered.



    You really cannot go wrong with a 7'3 guy with a 7'8 wingspan as a 3rd Center.
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    We should really avoid guys who are banned for life from South Korean pro basketball for behavioral issues. There's a reason I call him "Crazy Ivan".
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    Same answer as before when Ivan was brought up here on PD...Hell to the No!
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    Who was it that Roy had his amazing dunk on last year? Was it Ivan?
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    Who was it that Roy had his amazing dunk on last year? Was it Ivan?
    Lmao I completely forgot about that hahahaha
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    Grimped again!

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    These are probably my favorite threads.

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    I didn't even see who started the thread. Now it makes sense.



    Roy Hibbert dunked Ivan right out of the NBA.
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    Default Re: Should we sign Ivan Johnson?

    If Copeland can't even get any minutes as the third string PF, what's the point? Ivan Johnson is no center.

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    Default Re: Should we sign Ivan Johnson?

    So Roy can dunk on him in practice?
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