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Nick Johnson - PG/SG, 6'3, 200
Signed in Germany - Signed with Bayern Munich
       Date of birth: 12/22/1992
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 42nd pick, 2014
     Out of: Arizona
  NBA Experience: 1 years
  Hand: Right

Date
League
Transaction
2014 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 42nd overall by Houston.
25th July, 2014 NBA Signed a guaranteed three year minimum salary contract with Houston.
18th November, 2014 D-League Assigned by Houston to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
24th November, 2014 D-League Recalled by Houston from Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
3rd January, 2015 D-League Assigned by Houston to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
1st February, 2015 D-League Recalled by Houston from Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
4th February, 2015 D-League Assigned by Houston to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
7th February, 2015 D-League Recalled by Houston from Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
19th February, 2015 D-League Assigned by Houston to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
23rd February, 2015 D-League Recalled by Houston from Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
6th March, 2015 D-League Assigned by Houston to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
8th March, 2015 D-League Recalled by Houston from Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
20th July, 2015 NBA Traded by Houston, along with Kostas Papanikolaou, Joey Dorsey, Pablo Prigioni, a protected 2016 first round pick (#15, Juan Hernangomez and cash, to Denver in exchange for Ty Lawson and a 2017 second round pick.
24th October, 2015 NBA Waived by Denver.
28th December, 2015 D-League Acquired by Austin Toros.
8th September, 2016 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Orlando.
22nd October, 2016 NBA Waived by Orlando.
28th October, 2016 Germany Signed for the remainder of the season with Bayern Munich.
When: Where:
2011 - 2014 Arizona (NCAA)
June 2014 - July 2015 Houston Rockets (NBA)
July 2015 - October 2015 Denver Nuggets (NBA)
December 2015 - June 2016 Austin Spurs (D-League)
July 2016 Orlando Magic (Summer League)
September 2016 - October 2016 Orlando Magic (NBA)
October 2016 - present Bayern Munich (Germany)
From blog:


   Wildly Unnecessarily Lengthy 2014 NBA Draft Board, Part 2: NCAA Shooting Guards
2014-06-17

".....-klahoma."

Nick Johnson, Arizona, Senior, 6'3 200lbs

2013/14 stats: 33.0 mpg, 16.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.1 spg, 0.7 bpg, 2.0 fpg, 1.7 TOpg, 43.2% FG, 36.7% 3PT, 78.1% FT

Johnson put up ridiculous numbers at the combine, which cemented his already fairly well cemented draft prospects. Yet for all those measurements, he doesn't play in the overly athletic style of, say, Geron Johnson. Instead, Johnson picks his spots and uses more skill than physical tools, knowing they are in the back should he need them.

Johnson is a fairly complete player on both ends. Defensively, he plays tenaciously, using his foot speed to stay in front of opposing guards and blessed with the ability to clean strip it from them. He moves quickly to recover and rotate, and plays strong help from the guard spot, going down to double cleanly and quickly and yet being adept enough to recover back should he need to. Better than the help is the man to man defense, where Johnson shone as one of the better man to man perimeter defenders in the country at either guard spot.

Offensively, Johnson was also the Wildcats' highest scorer, doing so in a variety of ways. He is best as a slasher, attacking the rim with craft and guile, and, should he need it, that extra level of explosiveness. Given a clear lane to drive, he can get up and finish - given an unclear lane to drive, he can contort through the defense, use fakes and find seams. Johnson also does a good job on drive and kick action, and racks up decent assists totals despite only very occasional point guard turns. Johnson can also be run off the ball to spot up for jump shots, and drive off of curls all the way to the rim, utilising a floater in the lane and finishing well for a smaller guy. He does not prioritise the jump shot, but can still create ones for himself on occasion with step-back and crossover moves. Not isolating much, not the best three point shooter and not big enough to shoot over anyone on the perimeter, Johnson nevertheless maximises his offensive talents with judicious shot selection and high IQ, low mistake play.

There are no big weaknesses to Johnson's game, unless we were to nitpick and say his height. It is the ideal point guard's body he plays in, but slightly too small for an NBA two. But let us not overevaluate that. Without ever really hitting dominant scoring stretches, and while not projecting quite so favourably on the defensive end at the NBA level due to said height, Johnson nonetheless just gets it done. And by "it" I mean a bit of everything. He's just good.

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