Anthony Johnson (basketball)

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Anthony Johnson
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Point guard / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1974-10-02) October 2, 1974 (age 39)
Charleston, South Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school R. B. Stall
(Charleston, South Carolina)
College College of Charleston (1992–1997)
NBA draft 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall
Selected by the Sacramento Kings
Pro playing career 1997–2010
Career history
1997–1998 Sacramento Kings
19992000 Atlanta Hawks
2000 Orlando Magic
2000–2001 Atlanta Hawks
20012002 Cleveland Cavaliers
2001–2002 Mobile Revelers (D-League)
20022003 New Jersey Nets
20032006 Indiana Pacers
2006–2007 Dallas Mavericks
20072008 Atlanta Hawks
2008 Sacramento Kings
20082010 Orlando Magic
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Anthony Mark Johnson (born October 2, 1974) is an American former professional basketball player who last played with the Orlando Magic of the NBA. At 6'3" (1.91 m), he played the point guard position. He found success in pro basketball, becoming the first NBA D-League player to participate in an NBA Finals. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Johnson played college basketball at the College of Charleston and was drafted in the NBA in 1997.

Early life[edit]

After leading R.B. Stall High School to the South Carolina AAA football championship, Johnson received a basketball scholarship at the College of Charleston, where his older brother Steven was a standout years earlier. By his senior year, he developed into one of the top players in the Trans America Athletic Conference, named conference player of the year in 1997, while leading the College of Charleston to an NCAA basketball tournament first round victory over the University of Maryland at the Memphis regional.

NBA career[edit]

He was the first player in College of Charleston history selected in the NBA Draft, picked by the Sacramento Kings in the late second round. In the 1997-98 season, he started 62 games, averaging 7.5 points per game. Over the next several seasons, he played with the Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, and New Jersey Nets. On December 7, 2001, Johnson signed with the NBDL team Mobile Revelers and played there for 15 games, averaging 11.9 points per game.[1]

In the 2003-2004 season, he was signed by the Indiana Pacers, where he had a career resurgence, averaging nearly 22 minutes per game and scoring 6.5 points per game. Prior to the 2004-2005 season, the longtime NBA journeyman earned his first long term contract, a four-year deal with the Indiana Pacers.

He drew a five-game suspension from the NBA as a result of his actions in the Pacers–Pistons brawl which broke out at The Palace of Auburn Hills near the end of a November 19, 2004 game between the two teams.

During the 2004-2005 season, Pacers' starting point guard, Jamaal Tinsley, missed extended periods of time due to injury, which led to a starting role for Anthony Johnson during much to the latter half of that season.

In the 2006 NBA Playoffs, Johnson scored a career-high 40 points against the New Jersey Nets in Game 6 of the series. Despite his heroics, the Pacers lost 96-90, and the series 4-2 to the Nets.

In the 2006 off-season, Johnson was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for guard Darrell Armstrong, and forwards Josh Powell and Rawle Marshall.

On February 22, 2007, Johnson was traded back to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for a second round draft choice. It was Johnson's third stint with the team.[2]

On February 16, 2008 the Sacramento Kings acquired Johnson along with Shelden Williams, Tyronn Lue, and Lorenzen Wright in exchange for Mike Bibby.

On July 15, 2008, Johnson signed a two-year contract worth $3.8 million with the Orlando Magic. It was his second stint in Orlando. In two seasons with the Magic, he played in 111 games, starting 12, and participated in the 2009 NBA Finals. His contract expired at the conclusion of the 2009-10 NBA season, making him a free agent.

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1997–98 Sacramento 77 62 29.4 .371 .328 .727 2.2 4.3 .8 .1 7.5
1998–99 Atlanta 49 2 18.1 .404 .263 .695 1.5 2.2 .7 .1 5.0
1999–00 Atlanta 38 2 11.1 .350 .167 .792 1.0 1.6 .6 .1 2.4
1999–00 Orlando 18 4 11.9 .426 .200 .600 .7 .7 .6 .1 3.4
2000–01 Atlanta 25 0 11.2 .366 .000 .706 .9 1.4 .7 .2 2.6
2000–01 Cleveland 28 0 8.3 .333 .500 .688 .8 1.6 .2 .0 2.4
2001–02 New Jersey 34 0 10.8 .411 .333 .640 .9 1.4 .9 .0 2.8
2002–03 New Jersey 66 2 12.8 .446 .371 .689 1.2 1.3 .6 .1 4.1
2003–04 Indiana 73 7 21.9 .406 .336 .798 1.8 2.8 .9 .1 6.2
2004–05 Indiana 63 36 27.7 .445 .380 .752 2.8 4.8 .9 .2 8.4
2005–06 Indiana 75 53 26.4 .443 .329 .752 2.2 4.3 .8 .3 9.2
2006–07 Dallas 40 0 14.1 .411 .379 .724 1.2 2.0 .4 .0 3.8
2006–07 Atlanta 27 17 27.4 .416 .318 .781 2.0 4.6 .6 .1 7.5
2007–08 Atlanta 42 41 26.7 .431 .429 .813 2.3 4.8 1.0 .2 6.7
2007–08 Sacramento 27 11 15.2 .455 .500 .818 1.4 2.2 .4 .0 3.9
2008–09 Orlando 80 12 18.5 .404 .391 .753 1.8 2.5 .6 .1 5.3
2009–10 Orlando 31 0 13.1 .441 .333 .950 1.5 2.0 .4 .0 4.2
Career 793 249 19.6 .414 .356 .745 1.7 2.9 .7 .1 5.6

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1999 Atlanta 9 0 12.3 .276 .500 .700 1.0 1.1 .1 .1 2.7
2002 New Jersey 19 0 8.5 .377 .100 .818 .7 1.1 .3 .0 2.6
2003 New Jersey 17 0 7.2 .548 .500 .833 .7 1.1 .1 .0 2.5
2004 Indiana 16 0 20.8 .362 .300 .773 2.1 2.1 .8 .3 4.6
2005 Indiana 13 4 24.3 .351 .348 .806 2.9 5.1 1.0 .4 7.0
2006 Indiana 6 6 40.3 .517 .400 .667 5.0 5.2 1.0 .0 20.0
2009 Orlando 19 1 14.7 .376 .300 .500 1.4 2.1 .6 .0 4.3
2010 Orlando 1 0 5.0 .500 .000 .000 .0 2.0 .0 .0 2.0
Career 100 11 15.7 .404 .321 .721 1.6 2.2 .5 .1 4.8

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bogaczyk, Jack (June 7, 2002). "A 'Major' Step Puts Johnson in NBA Finals". NBDL. Retrieved April 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hawks acquire A. Johnson from Mavs". SI.com. 2007-02-22. Archived from the original on 2007-02-24. Retrieved 2007-02-22. 

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