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Ivan Johnson
PF - 6'8, 230lbs - 40 years old - 2 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2020 season
  • Birthdate: 04/10/1984
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2007
  • Pre-draft team: Cal State-San Bernardino
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
1st November, 2007D-LeagueDrafted 20th overall in the 2007 D-League Draft by Anaheim Arsenal.
11th March, 2008D-LeagueAs a part of a three team deal, traded by Anaheim Arsenal to Rio Grande Valley Vipers in exchange for Mike Efevberha from Iowa Energy.
19th July, 2008South KoreaDrafted 8th overall in the 2008 KBL Import Draft by LG Sakers.
6th October, 2009South KoreaSigned a one year contract with KCC Egis.
1st November, 2010D-LeagueDrafted 15th overall in the 2010 D-League Draft by Erie BayHawks.
26th April, 2011Puerto RicoSigned for the remainder of the season with Humacao.
25th June, 2011Puerto RicoReleased by Humacao.
9th December, 2011NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Atlanta.
17th September, 2012NBARe-signed by Atlanta to a one year, $962,195 contract.
29th August, 2013ChinaSigned a one year contract with Zhejiang Chouzou Bank.
22nd January, 2014ChinaReleased by Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank.
29th July, 2014NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Dallas.
25th October, 2014NBAWaived by Dallas.
4th December, 2014D-LeagueAcquired by Texas Legends.
6th February, 2015D-LeagueWaived by Texas Legends.
18th February, 2015PhilippinesSigned for the remainder of the Commissioner's Cup with Talk'N'Text Tropang Texters.
15th September, 2015SpainSigned a one year contract with Gipuzkoa.
5th October, 2015SpainLeft Gipuzkoa.
14th January, 2016PhilippinesSigned for the duration of the Commissioner's Cup with Talk'N'Text Tropang Texters.
13th February, 2016PhilippinesReleased by Talk'N'Text Tropang Texters.
9th March, 2016IranSigned for the remainder of the season with Petrochimi.
March 2016IranSigning cancelled.
25th April, 2016Puerto RicoSigned for the remainder of the season with Humacao.
5th May, 2016Puerto RicoLeft Humacao.
13th July, 2016Dominican RepublicSigned for the remainder of the season with Reales de la Vega.
22nd November, 2016UruguaySigned for the remainder of the season with Atletico Welcome.
3rd December, 2016UruguayLeft Atletico Welcome.
12th December, 2016LebanonSigned for the remainder of the season with Sagesse.
1st February, 2017LebanonLeft Sagesse.
24th February, 2017MexicoSigned for the remainder of the season with Garzas de Plata Hidalgo.
Career Moves
2002 - 2003Cisco College (Junior College)
2003 - 2005Los Angeles Southwest (Junior College)
2005 - 2006Oregon (NCAA)
2006 - 2007Cal State-San Bernadino (NCAA Division 2)
November 2007 - March 2008Anaheim Arsenal (D-League)
March 2008 - April 2008Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
July 2008 - April 2009LG Sakers (South Korea)
October 2009 - April 2010KCC Egis (South Korea)
November 2010 - April 2011Erie BayHawks (D-League)
April 2011 - June 2011Humacao (Puerto Rico)
December 2011 - June 2013Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
August 2013 - January 2014Zhejiang Chouzhou (China)
July 2014Dallas Mavericks (Summer League)
July 2014 - October 2014Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
December 2014 - February 2015Texas Legends (D-League)
February 2015 - June 2015Talk'N'Text Tropang Texters (Philippines)
September 2015 - October 2015Gipuzkoa (Spain)
January 2016 - February 2016Talk'N'Text Tropang Texters (Philippines)
March 2016Petrochimi (Iran)
April 2016 - May 2016Humacao (Puerto Rico)
July 2016 - September 2016Reales de la Vega (Dominican Republic)
November 2016 - December 2016Atletico Welcome (Uruguay)
December 2016 - February 2017Sagesse (Lebanon)
February 2017 - presentGarzas (Mexico)
Articles about Ivan Johnson

January 10, 2011

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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November 15, 2010

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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