Report: Joe Johnson earns FA look from 76ers, Pelicans
NBA.com Global on Aug 29, 2019 09:15 AM
PORTLAND, OR - OCTOBER 3: Joe Johnson #6 of the Utah Jazz handles the ball against the Portland Trail Blazers on October 3, 2016 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)
NBA.com staff report
The Big 3 MVP is reportedly earning an NBA look.
Joe Johnson, who played 17 NBA seasons -- most recently a 2017-18 campaign split between Utah and Houston -- joined the Big 3 for this summer's run. A dominant performance ensued. Per Marc Spears of The Undefeated, the seven-time NBA All-Star has earned the opportunity to work out for the Philadelphia 76ers this week and the LA Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and Denver Nuggets afterward, having already drawn interest from the New Orleans Pelicans.
Add the Pelicans to that list of interest in Joe Johnson, a source said. Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry and VP David Griffin watched Joe Johnson play in the @thebig3 in New Orleans last week. https://t.co/ubMxbwqKfu— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) August 28, 2019
Playing for The Triplets in the Big 3, 1-on-1 specialist Johnson -- long known as "ISO Joe" -- provided a slew of clutch highlights while racking up across-the-board numbers. He scored a league-record 175 points across eight games, also leading the Big 3 in assists (31) and posting top-five totals in rebounds (60; T-3rd) and steals (9; 2nd). He shot 39.0 percent from 3-point range and 48.5 percent overall.
Johnson's teams reached the playoffs each season for the final decade of his NBA career ('07-08 through '17-18). A career 16.1 ppg scorer (44.1 FG%, 37.1 3P%), Johnson most recently averaged 6.8 points (40.6 FG%) in 21.9 minutes per game for the Rockets and Jazz.