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Nick Johnson injures calf, could miss all of Las Vegas Summer League

Nick Johnson was supposed to be one of the best players to suit up on Houston's summer league team this year, but it appears he may not see the court at all. According to SB Nation's Rockets blog The Dream Shake, Johnson has a calf injury that could keep him out of action for the entire tournament, a relatively significant blow for the Rockets, who'd like to see if he can handle...
Via FOX Sports
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Dennis Johnson's nephew makes NBA debut versus the Celtics

One pretty cool footnote from last night's game was that Rockets rookie Nick Johnson made his NBA debut versus his uncle's former team the Celtics. DJ's nephew was drafted by the Rockets with the 42nd pick in this June's draft. Would be cool if he partook in the DJ tradition of taking a dribble per every season he was in the NBA before each free throw. Anyone else remember that?
Via Celtics Life
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Doug McDermott Plays Nick Johnson In Ping Pong At The NBA Rookie Transition Program In Newark

The NBA’s star studded rookie class is spending time in Newark for the league’s Rookie Transition Program. While some of the activities have probably been pretty sobering, including Antoine Walker telling his story of losing his $100 million in career earnings, tonight the players got a chance to kick back and have some fun. Houston Rockets guard Troy Daniels has been posting...
Via College Spun
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Johnson is the Rockets’ only rookie . . . good

Houston’s Summer League representative in Orlando was nothing. Literally it was nothing. Clint Capela joined the team in Las Vegas a week later. He was not expected even to sign, stashed away in Europe as the Rockets cleared cap room to make a run at big-name free agents. This was exactly why the Rockets sent a bare bones squad to Orlando that week. No one was expected to have...
Via Crossover Chronicles
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Johnson To Sign Guaranteed, Three-Year Rookie Deal With Rockets

Nick Johnson, the 42nd overall pick in June’s NBA draft, will sign a fully guaranteed, three-year rookie contract with the Houston Rockets, a league source told RealGM. Johnson fell to the Rockets in the second round after his junior season at the University of Arizona, where he averaged 12.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists. A strong, athletic guard at 6-foot-3, Johnson was...
Via RealGM
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtic great DJ's nephew, Nick Johnson, proving that he belongs

It has been a rough off season for the Houston Rockets and General Manager Daryl Morey. First there was the questionable move to not pick up Chandler Parsons option. Parsons would have made less than $1 million in 2014-15 but instead signed a three year $46 million dollar deal with the Mavericks that Houston didn’t match.Then there was the decision by Chris Bosh to stay in Miami...
Via Celtics Life
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Former Arizona Wildcat Nick Johnson Throws Down A Monster Slam In Summer League Game

Arizona’s Nick Johnson was selected in the second round by the Houston Rockets in this year’s NBA Draft, but he showed some first round explosiveness in a summer league game against the Detroit Pistons. After blowing by Peyton Siva, Johnson rose up for a monster tomahawk slam on German center Tim Ohlbrecht.  That’s one way to make a quick impression in summer league play...
Via College Spun
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Houston Rockets Rookie Nick Johnson Posterized Detroit Pistons Tim Ohlbrecht

NBA Summer League started on Saturday and it didn't take long for Rockets rookie Nick Johnson to give us some highlights.
Via Gamedayr
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets’ Nick Johnson Throws Down Insane Dunk During Summer League Game (Video)

Houston Rockets guard Nick Johnson made quite the impression in his first game with the team when they took on the Detroit Pistons in an NBA Summer League contest in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday. Already in the midst of a strong game, the No. 42 overall pick in this year’s draft threw down a crazy dunk over 6-foot-10 center Tim Ohlbrecht. Even though it’s summer league...
Via NESN.com
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Rockets Rookie Nick Johnson Throws Down Monster Jam Against Detroit in Summer League Play

The Houston Rockets did not have much to do in the draft, but they did manage to get one of last season's most exciting college basketball players in Arizona's Nick Johnson. Whether they will expect much of him early on remains to be seen, but from what he has shown in Summer League play he might not be a bad idea to get the rock in his hands. Loading...
Via FatManWriting
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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