|No. 80 – Juvecaserta Basket|
|League||Lega Basket Serie A|
June 13, 1980 |
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||Providence St. Mel
|NBA draft||2002 / Undrafted|
|2004–2005||San Antonio Spurs|
|2005–2006||New Jersey Nets|
|2006–2007||New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets|
|2014–2015||Pistoia Basket 2000|
|Career highlights and awards|
Linton Johnson III (born June 13, 1980) is an American professional basketball player for Juvecaserta Basket of the Lega Basket Serie A. He is married with a woman from Caserta, and has Italian citizenship.
After a four-year college career at Tulane University, he began his professional career in 2003–04 as an undrafted free agent playing 41 games including 20 starts for the Chicago Bulls. He also played for the Charlotte Bobcats, 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 Toronto Raptors. After the contract expired, Johnson re-signed with the Suns on April 16, 2008.
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.
NBA career statistics
|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|
|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|
- Linton Johnson, a Pistoia arriva il pivot intellettuale
- Raptors sign forward Linton Johnson to 10-day contract
- Suns Notebook: Suns Can't Swing Deal at Deadline; Sign Free Agent Johnson Archived February 25, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- 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.
- Pistoia parts ways with Linton Johnson
- Juvecaserta sign Linton Johnson
- LA GIVOVA SCAFATI FIRMA IL CENTRO LINTON JOHNSON (in Italian)
- Givova Scafati adds size with Linton Johnson
- Pasta Reggia Caserta sign Linton Johnson