Linton Johnson

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Linton Johnson
Linton Johnson (2011).jpg
No. 13 – Pallacanestro Varese
Position Small forward
League Lega Basket Serie A
Personal information
Born (1980-06-13) June 13, 1980 (age 34)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Providence St. Mel
(Chicago, Illinois)
College Tulane (1998–2002)
NBA draft 2002 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2002–present
Career history
2003 Rockford Lightning (CBA)
2003–2004 Chicago Bulls
2004–2005 San Antonio Spurs
2005–2006 New Jersey Nets
20062007 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
2007 Tau Ceramica (Spain)
2008 Phoenix Suns
2008 Toronto Raptors
2008 Charlotte Bobcats
2009 Chicago Bulls
2010–2013 Scandone Avellino (Italy)
2013–2014 Dinamo Sassari (Italy)
2014–present Pallacanestro Varese (Italy)
Career highlights and awards

Linton Johnson III (born June 13, 1980) is an American professional basketball player who is currently playing in Italy for Pallacanestro Varese.

Career[edit]

After a four-year college career at Tulane University,[1] he began his professional career in 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.[2] The Suns did not renew his contract, and on March 27, 2008, Johnson signed another 10-day contract with the Toronto Raptors.[1] After the contract expired, Johnson re-signed with the Suns on April 16, 2008.

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.[4] 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.

In September 2009, Johnson signed with the Orlando Magic.[5] He was waived on October 28, 2009.[6][7]

In August 2010 he signed with the Italian pro team Air Avellino.[8]

On July 9, 2013, he signed with Dinamo Sassari.[9] He parted ways with them on January 22, 2014.[10] Next day he signed with Pallacanestro Varese.[11]

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
2003–04 Chicago 41 20 17.9 .355 .212 .595 4.5 .7 .9 .8 4.2
2004–05 San Antonio 2 0 7.5 .000 .000 .000 1.5 .0 .5 .0 .0
2005–06 New Jersey 9 0 3.9 .500 .000 .250 .8 .2 .2 .0 1.2
2005–06 New Orleans/Oklahoma City 27 7 18.1 .403 .361 .739 4.3 .4 .4 .4 5.3
2006–07 New Orleans/Oklahoma City 54 0 13.3 .489 .333 .811 3.0 .3 .6 .3 4.2
2007–08 Phoenix 6 0 8.8 .500 .500 .000 2.2 .5 .0 .2 2.5
2007–08 Toronto 2 0 5.0 .400 .000 1.000 .5 .5 .0 .0 3.0
2008–09 Charlotte 2 0 6.5 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2008–09 Chicago 8 0 5.3 .364 .500 .000 1.0 .3 .1 .0 1.1
Career 151 27 14.0 .416 .305 .699 3.3 .4 .6 .4 3.9

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009 Chicago 3 0 3.3 .500 .000 1.000 1.3 .3 .0 .0 1.3
Career 3 0 3.3 .500 .000 1.000 1.3 .3 .0 .0 1.3

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Raptors sign forward Linton Johnson to 10-day contract
  2. ^ Suns Notebook: Suns Can't Swing Deal at Deadline; Sign Free Agent Johnson[dead link]
  3. ^ HORNETS: Behind the Numbers: Linton Johnson
  4. ^ Bulls bring back Johnson; forward on 10-day contract
  5. ^ Magic Sign Almond, Johnson; Prepare for Camp
  6. ^ Magic waive Johnson, have only 11 players for opener
  7. ^ Magic waive reserve Johnson, trim roster to 13". USA Today. October 28, 2009. Retrieved on October 28, 2009.
  8. ^ Air Avellino signs Linton Johnson
  9. ^ "Dinamo Sassari announced Linton Johnson". Sportando.net. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Dinamo Sassari, Linton Johnson officially part ways". Sportando.net. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Cimberio Varese announced Linton Johnson". Sportando.net. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 

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