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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 Signs 3 Year Deal

Nick Johnson, the 42nd overall pick in June’s NBA draft, will sign a fully guaranteed, three-year rookie contract with the Houston Rockets. Johnson fell to the Houston 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 one of the most dynamic...
Via Rockets Social
July 23, 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: Nick Johnson Dunks Over Detroit Pistons’ Tim Olbrecht During NBA Summer League Action

Tim Olbrecht may not be a member of the Detroit Pistons’ organization for long, but he just about guaranteed himself a running spot on the Nick Johnson highlight reel for years to come. Olbrecht, a 6-foot-11 center who previously played for the 76ers, was posterized by the Rockets’ 6-foot-3 guard Nick Johnson during NBA Summer League action on Saturday. Johnson was a second-round...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
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

WATCH: Rockets rookie throws down hard in Summer League

Rookie guard Nick Johnson of the Houston Rockets is an early favorite to win the best summer league dunk award. During his NBA Summer League debut against the Detroit Pistons, Johnson threw down a nasty dunk over Tim Ohlbrecht in the third quarter. Johnson isn’t known for his athleticism, he’s more known for his shooting ability and strong perimeter game. Hopefully we’ll...
Via The Garbage Time
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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