Free agent swingman Johnson reaches deal with Pistons

Pistons newcomer Joe Johnson has spent time with the Jazz, Rockets and Nets, among others.

Free agent guard Joe Johnson has agreed to a one-year contract with the Detroit Pistons, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

The deal is believed to be for one year at the veteran’s minimum.

Johnson, 38, auditioned in a workout for the Pistons earlier this week. He also recently took part in a group workout staged by the Philadelphia 76ers.

Johnson has created some buzz lately by playing well in the Big3 league, comprised mostly of recently retired NBA players.

The 6-foot-7 wing last appeared in the NBA in 2017-18 season, when he played in 23 games with the Houston Rockets, averaging 6.0 points and shooting 38 percent on 3-pointers.

He has also played for the Utah Jazz, Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets, Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns and Boston Celtics.

The Pistons currently feature the likes of Tony SnellLuke Kennard, rookie Bruce BrownLangston Galloway and even usual point guard Derrick Rose at the wing positions.

 

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