Linton Johnson

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Linton Johnson
Linton Johnson (2011).jpg
Free agent
Position Power forward
Personal information
Born (1980-06-13) June 13, 1980 (age 37)
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
Playing career 2002–present
Career history
2003 Rockford Lightning
2003–2004 Chicago Bulls
2004–2005 San Antonio Spurs
2005–2006 New Jersey Nets
20062007 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
2007 Tau Ceramica
2008 Phoenix Suns
2008 Toronto Raptors
2008 Charlotte Bobcats
2009 Chicago Bulls
2010–2013 Scandone Avellino
2013–2014 Dinamo Sassari
2014 Pallacanestro Varese
2014–2015 Pistoia Basket 2000
2016 Juvecaserta Basket
2016–2017 Scafati Basket
2017 Juvecaserta Basket
Career highlights and awards

Linton Johnson III (born June 13, 1980) is an American professional basketball player who plays for San Nicola Basket Cedri of the Lega Basket Serie C in Italy. He is married with a woman from Caserta,[1] and has Italian citizenship.[2]

Career[edit]

After a four-year college career at Tulane University,[3] he began his professional career in 2003–04 as an undrafted[3] 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.[4] The Suns did not renew his contract, and on March 27, 2008, Johnson signed another 10-day contract with the Toronto Raptors.[3] 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.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7] He was waived on October 28, 2009.[8][9]

In August 2010 he signed with the Italian pro team Air Avellino.[10]

On July 9, 2013, he signed with Dinamo Sassari.[11] He parted ways with them on January 22, 2014.[12] Next day he signed with Pallacanestro Varese.[13]

In August 2014 he signed a one-year deal with the Italian team Giorgio Tesi Group Pistoia. On January 22, 2015, he was released by Pistoia Basket.[14]

On March 18, 2016, he signed with Juvecaserta Basket for the rest of the 2015–16 Serie A season.[15]

On October 19, 2016, he signed with Scafati Basket for the rest of the 2016–17 Serie A2 season.[16][17] On January 24, 2017, he left Scafati and returned to Juvecaserta Basket.[18]

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

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