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  -  Ivan Johnson - PF, 6'8, 230
Free agent - Last played with Dallas (2014)
       Date of birth: 04/10/1984
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2007
     Out of: Cal.St.-San Bernardino
  NBA Experience: 2 years
  Hand: Right

When: Where:
2002 - 2003 Cisco College (Junior College)
2003 - 2005 Los Angeles Southwest (Junior College)
2005 - 2006 Oregon (NCAA)
2006 - 2007 Cal State-San Bernadino (NCAA Division 2)
November 2007 - March 2008 Anaheim Arsenal (D-League)
March 2008 - April 2008 Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
July 2008 - April 2009 LG Sakers (South Korea)
October 2009 - April 2010 KCC Egis (South Korea)
November 2010 - April 2011 Erie BayHawks (D-League)
April 2011 - June 2011 Humacao (Puerto Rico)
December 2011 - June 2013 Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
August 2013 - January 2014 Zhejiang Chouzou (China)
July 2014 Dallas Mavericks (Summer League)
July 2014 - October 2014 Dallas Mavericks (NBA)


Date
League
Transaction
1st November, 2007 D-League Drafted 20th overall in the 2007 D-League Draft by Anaheim Arsenal.
11th March, 2008 D-League As a part of a three team deal, traded by Anaheim Arsenal to Rio Grande Valley Vipers in exchange for Adam Haluska.
19th July, 2008 South Korea Drafted 8th overall in the 2008 KBL Import Draft by LG Sakers.
6th October, 2009 South Korea Signed a one year contract with KCC Egis.
1st November, 2010 D-League Drafted 15th overall in the 2010 D-League Draft by Erie BayHawks.
26th April, 2011 Puerto Rico Signed for the remainder of the season with Humacao.
25th June, 2011 Puerto Rico Released by Humacao.
9th December, 2011 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Atlanta.
17th September, 2012 NBA Re-signed by Atlanta to a one year, $962,195 contract.
29th August, 2013 China Signed a one year contract with Zhejiang Chouzou Bank.
22nd January, 2014 China Released by Zhejiang Chouzou Bank.
29th July, 2014 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Dallas.
25th October, 2014 NBA Waived by Dallas.


From blog:


   Really Overdue 2010 D-League Draft Review
2010-11-15

15th: - Erie BayHawks - Ivan Johnson, Cal St. San Bernadino

Ivan Johnson is well travelled. He played for L.A. Southwest Junior College in 2004-05, then spent a year with Oregon (averaging 7.5 points and 3.2 rebounds), then spent a final year at Division 2 Cal State St. Bernadino (averaging 16 points and 5 rebounds, and making it to the national semi-finals.) Johnson then began his first professional season with the now-defunct Anaheim Arsenal (13.3ppg, 6.6rpg), moving to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (15.8/7.0), before spending the last two seasons in Korea. For KCC Egis in 2009-10, playing alongside Ha Seung-Jin, Johnson averaged 17.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists, shooting 58% from two point range and 28% from three point range. Additionally, in his previous season, playing with the LG Sakers, Johnson had a beard so epic that it spawned fake tribute beards, the owners of whom's head he would then sign:



Shouldn't think he'd get so much adulation in Erie, but we'll see.

As is customary for American imports in Korea, Johnson is an athlete. He can also make mid-range jumpshots and defend. But if he keeps the beard, that'll be the first thing you notice.

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   15 More Ten Day Contract Candidates (Because Apparently 101 Wasn't Enough After All)
2011-01-10

Ivan Johnson - As described here, Johnson is a journeyman. Racking up the air miles, Johnson returned to the D-League after a two year absence and is putting up the best numbers of his career there. Playing for the Erie BayHawks and their tiny frontcourt, Johnson is averaging 17.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.6 steals in 32 minutes per game, shooting 50% from the field and 74% from the line. Johnson also plays good aggressive perimeter defense, and is significantly improved in that regard. The production is not flawed; Johnson turns it over 3 times a game, does not have three point range (despite being a face-up jumpshooting power forward), and is neither an interior defender nor a small forward at the NBA level. But size, athleticism and production make for an intriguing combination.

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