Pistons waive veteran Joe Johnson
NBA.com Global on Oct 22, 2019 06:51 AM
FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2019, file photo, Detroit Pistons guard Joe Johnson poses during the NBA basketball team's media day in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
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The Detroit Pistons waived veteran Joe Johnson, the team announced on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time).
The roster is now set for the 2019-20 season https://t.co/yuniIby2i0— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) October 21, 2019
Johnson signed a partially guaranteed one-year deal with the Pistons in September. The six-time All-Star was out of the NBA last season, but won MVP of the BIG3 League this summer.
The 38-year-old last played in the NBA during the 2017-18 season, splitting that campaign between the Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets. He averaged 6.8 points and shot 40.6% in that season. Johnson was one of the NBA's top scorers in the late 2000s and early 2010s as a member of the Atlanta Hawks.
Johnson's teams reached the playoffs each season for the final decade of his NBA career ('07-08 through '17-18) and he is a career 16.1 ppg scorer (44.1 FG%, 37.1 3P%).
The Pistons filled their open roster spots with Christian Wood and Khryi Thomas.
Johnson had come to Pistons camp with a non-guaranteed contract. Pistons deciding to use roster spots for Christian Wood and continued development of young guard Khryi Thomas. https://t.co/xeHcJvD0QA— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 21, 2019