Linton Johnson III (born June 13, 1980) is an American professional basketball player who is currently playing in Italy for Pallacanestro Varese.
After a four-year college career at
Tulane University, he began his professional career in [1 ] 2003–04 as an undrafted [1 ] free agent playing 41 games including 20 starts for the Chicago Bulls. He also played for the Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs, New Jersey Nets, New Orleans Hornets and the Phoenix Suns, with whom he signed a 10-day contract late in the 2007–08 season. The Suns did not renew his contract, and on March 27, 2008, Johnson signed another 10-day contract with the [2 ] Toronto Raptors. After the contract expired, Johnson re-signed with the Suns on April 16, 2008. [1 ]
Linton Johnson is the nephew of former NBA player
Mickey Johnson. [3 ]
On March 11, 2009, Johnson was signed to the first of two 10-day contracts by the
Chicago Bulls. It was his second stint with the Bulls. He was signed for the remainder of the season after initially being released when his second 10-day contract expired. He was waived on July 30, 2009. [4 ]
In September 2009, Johnson signed with the Orlando Magic.
He was waived on October 28, 2009. [5 ] [6 ] [7 ]
In August 2010 he signed with the Italian pro team
Air Avellino. [8 ]
On July 9, 2013, he signed with
Dinamo Sassari. He parted ways with them on January 22, 2014. [9 ] Next day he signed with [10 ] Pallacanestro Varese. [11 ]
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^ a b c Raptors sign forward Linton Johnson to 10-day contract
^ Suns Notebook: Suns Can't Swing Deal at Deadline; Sign Free Agent Johnson
^ HORNETS: Behind the Numbers: Linton Johnson
^ Bulls bring back Johnson; forward on 10-day contract
^ Magic Sign Almond, Johnson; Prepare for Camp
^ Magic waive Johnson, have only 11 players for opener
^ Magic waive reserve Johnson, trim roster to 13". USA Today. October 28, 2009. Retrieved on October 28, 2009.
^ Air Avellino signs Linton Johnson
^ "Dinamo Sassari announced Linton Johnson". Sportando.net . Retrieved 9 July 2013.
^ "Dinamo Sassari, Linton Johnson officially part ways". Sportando.net. 22 January 2014 . Retrieved 23 January 2014.
^ "Cimberio Varese announced Linton Johnson". Sportando.net . Retrieved 23 January 2014.
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