According to a report from Michael Scotto, Joe Johnson is looking to resurrect his NBA career and the first team to give him a look will be the Milwaukee Bucks. The 39 year old is a seven-time All-Star who can still shoot as evidenced when he won the BIG3 MVP and by his performance on the USA Basketball Men’s AmeriCup team. In all likelihood this would be Johnson’s final shot to win an NBA championship. Can the Bucks bring him to the promised land?
Can Johnson Still Contribute?
Johnson averaged 11 points, nine rebounds and 6.5 assists in 26 minutes per game while shooting 40% from three. The last time he played in the NBA was in 2018 with the Houston Rockets. In Houston he averaged six points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists in 22 minutes per game. The past two NBA seasons he shot a mediocre percentage from behind the arc (below 30%). However, if he can knock down 35%+ from deep, provide passable defense and some veteran leadership it could be worth it for Milwaukee to take a shot.
Overall, if Joe can prove he still has something to give, I believe he’s worth a shot. I think it’s likely Milwaukee has a few different free agents lined up for a workout to fill out the final roster spot. With the playoffs looming there’s no sense in going into the playoffs with an empty spot. Who will the Bucks use it on? We’ll keep you updated as this situation plays out!
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