Ivan Johnson (basketball)

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Ivan Johnson
No. 44 – Texas Legends
Position Power forward
League NBA D-League
Personal information
Born (1984-04-10) April 10, 1984 (age 30)
San Antonio, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school Fox Tech (San Antonio, Texas)
College Cisco JC (2002–2003)
L.A. Southwest JC (2004–2005)
Oregon (2005–2006)
Cal State San Bernardino (2006–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Pro career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2008 Anaheim Arsenal (D-League)
2008 Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
2008–2009 Changwon LG Sakers (South Korea)
2009–2010 Jeonju KCC Egis (South Korea)
2010–2011 Erie BayHawks (D-League)
2011 Caciques de Humacao (Puerto Rico)
2011 Qingdao DoubleStar (China)
20112013 Atlanta Hawks
2013–2014 Zhejiang Golden Bulls (China)
2014–present Texas Legends (D-League)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Ivan W. Johnson (born April 10, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League.

College career[edit]

Johnson played college basketball for four different colleges including Cisco Junior College in Texas and Los Angeles Southwest Junior College, where he averaged 22.3 points, 12.2 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game as a sophomore.[1] He then transferred to the University of Oregon on a scholarship, but later left as his coach refused to extend his scholarship because of Johnson's "anger management issues".[2]

Professional career[edit]

Johnson began his professional career in the NBA D-League where he played for the Anaheim Arsenal and Rio Grande Valley Vipers from 2007-2008. After that, he played in the Korean Basketball League (KBL) with the Changwon LG Sakers and Jeonju KCC Egis from 2008-2010. He was "banned forever" from the KBL for directing the middle-finger gesture at a referee during the final game of the championship series. After the game, the KBL held a meeting and also decided to fine Johnson US$4,448.[3][4]

On December 9, 2011, Johnson signed with the Atlanta Hawks.[5] On April 13, 2012, Johnson was sent home and fined an undisclosed amount of money for "conduct detrimental to the team."[6] Just three days later on April 16, 2012, Johnson scored a career high 21 points against the Toronto Raptors.[7][8]

On May 12, 2012, the NBA fined Johnson $25,000 for gesturing, again with his middle finger, at a Boston Celtics fan following the Hawks’ elimination from the playoffs.[4]

On September 18, 2012, Johnson signed a one year deal to return to the Hawks.

In August 2013, Johnson signed with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls in China.[9][10]

On July 29, 2014, Johnson signed with the Dallas Mavericks.[11] However, he was later waived by the Mavericks on October 25, 2014.[12] On December 5, 2014, he was acquired by the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League.[13]

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
2011–12 Atlanta 56 0 16.7 .513 .333 .720 4.0 .6 .8 .3 6.4
2012–13 Atlanta 69 5 15.0 .520 .077 .618 3.9 .7 .8 .2 6.6
Career 125 5 15.8 .517 .158 .662 3.9 .6 .8 .3 6.5

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012 Atlanta 5 0 10.8 .313 .000 .600 3.4 .0 .6 .0 2.6
2013 Atlanta 6 0 18.0 .462 .000 .667 3.3 .5 .7 .5 6.0
Career 11 0 14.7 .405 .000 .652 3.4 .3 .6 .3 4.5

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