IVAN JOHNSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Clippers, Nets Remain Possibilities For Ivan Johnson, Others In Mix

Even after upcoming signings in the frontcourt, the Los Angeles Clippers and Brooklyn Nets remain possible suitors for Ivan Johnson, league sources told RealGM. Johnson has been in dialogue with other interested NBA teams, too, and has recently worked out for several organizations. No frontrunner has emerged. The Clippers had been a finalist for Johnson in free agency last offseason...
Via RealGM
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks have interest in Ivan Johnson

The Hawks are one of several teams that have expressed an interest in signing Ivan Johnson once he finishes his season in the Chinese Basketball Association, according to a person familiar with the situation. The CBA regular season ends Feb. 16. The Hawks have inquired about Johnson’s availability and willingness to return to his former team. No agreement has been reached and no...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ivan Johnson Signs One-Year Contract With China's Golden Bulls

With no NBA out clause, Ivan Johnson has signed a one-year contract with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association, a league source told RealGM. Johnson, the 6-foot-8 free agent forward, received interest throughout NBA free agency, and his four finalists were the Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls, a source said. He decided...
Via RealGM
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks Ivan Johnson Shatters Backboard at Practice (Video)

Meet Atlanta Hawks forward Ivan Johnson who shattered the backboard glass at Hinkle Fieldhouse on the campus of Butler University during a morning practice the day before the Hawks 4th preseason road game vs. the Indiana Pacers.  Clearly this doesn't happen too often these days compared to back in the 90s with all the hoop upgrades, so this is pretty impressive by Ivan. ...
Via Backyard Sports Blog
October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Ivan Johnson Shatters Backboard, Throws Wrench Into Hawks' Practice Plans (Photos)

It's all fun and games until someone shatters the backboard. You might remember Ivan Johnson as the guy who clashed with Kevin Garnett during last season's Celtics-Hawks playoff series, or you might know him for one of several other instances of questionable behavior. Now, going forward, you can think of him as the guy who put an abrupt stop to practice because the backboard...
Via NESN.com
October 15, 2012  |  Discuss
SHATTERED PROOF

Hawks forward breaks backboard at practice

It appears that the backboards at whatever collegiate facility the Hawks practiced at this morning were not ready to handle the punishment that Ivan Johnson was set to dish out. This fact is evidenced by the photo above, in which you can see a scowling Johnson discussing the glass he shattered with a reporter (or maybe he’s showing her the diamonds in his teeth, I don’t know...
Via NBA 24/7 365
October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Ivan Johnson re-signs with Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks have re-signed forward Ivan Johnson, who made a surprise impact as an undrafted rookie last season. The 28-year-old Johnson averaged 6.4 points and 4.0 rebounds in 56 games. He led the team by making 51.3 percent of his shots from the field and ranked fourth in rebounds. The 6-foot-8, 255-pound Johnson was the NBA's rookie of the month for April. General...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2012  |  Discuss
IVAN THE QUOTABLE

Hawks rookie: KG is a dirty player

Most NBA rookies would cower in fear at the thought of getting on Kevin Garnett's bad side. Ivan Johnson, however, is not your typical NBA rookie. 

Via Red's Army
April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Hawks rookie from school(s) of 'hard knocks'

ATLANTA If you still aren't aware of Ivan Johnson, allow this quote to be your introduction to the Hawks forward: "I don't really watch basketball, so I don't really know who anybody is. So when I match up with them, they're just another player." That was the 6-foot-8, 230-pound Johnson explaining why and how he goes hard at his opponents, whoever they...
Via Fox Sports South
January 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Ivan Johnson: From the school(s) of hard knocks to Hawks

ATLANTA -- If you still arent aware of Ivan Johnson, allow this quote as your introduction: I dont really watch basketball, so I dont really know who anybody is, said Johnson. So when I match up with them, theyre just another player. That was the 6-foot-8, 230-pound Johnson explaining why and how he goes hard at his opponents, whoever they may be. The night of this quote, he was...
Via Fox Sports South
January 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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