|2011 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 27th overall by New Jersey.|
|2011 NBA Draft||NBA||Draft rights traded by New Jersey, along with a 2014 second round pick (#47, Russ Smith, to Boston in exchange for the draft rights to MarShon Brooks (#25).|
|12th December, 2011||NBA||Signed four year, $5,317,353 rookie scale contract with Boston. Included team options for 2013/14 and 2014/15.|
|20th July, 2012||NBA||As a part of a three team deal, traded by Boston to Houston, along with E'Twaun Moore, Sean Williams and a 2013 second round pick (#32, Alejando Abrines), and along with a signed-and-traded Sasha Pavlovic, two 2013 second round picks (#39, Jeff Withey; #45, Marko Todorovic) and cash to Portland, in exchange for Courtney Lee from Houston.|
|29th October, 2012||NBA||Waived by Houston.|
|2nd November, 2012||D-League||Drafted 1st overall in the 2012 D-League Draft by Fort Wayne Mad Ants.|
|28th December, 2012||D-League||Traded by Canton Charge, along with a 2013 first round pick, to Erie BayHawks in exchange for Luke Harangody and a 2013 third round pick.|
|25th February, 2013||D-League||As a part of a four team deal, traded by Canton Charge to Idaho Stampede in exchange for Kyle Weaver from Austin.|
|23rd March, 2013||D-League||Waived by Idaho Stampede due to injury.|
|24th March, 2013||D-League||Re-acquired by Idaho Stampede.|
|30th March, 2013||D-League||Waived by Idaho Stampede due to injury.|
|5th April, 2013||D-League||Re-acquired by Idaho Stampede.|
|12th August, 2013||Italy||Signed a one year contract with Pistoia.|
|3rd June, 2014||China||Signed a one season contract with Changsha Bank.|
|23rd June, 2014||Turkey||Signed a one year contract with Besiktas.|
|31st July, 2015||Russia||Signed a one year contract with Krasny Oktyabr.|
|23rd November, 2015||Russia||Left Krasny Oktyabr.|
|26th November, 2015||Italy||Signed for the remainder of the season with Cantu.|
|11th July, 2016||Italy||Signed a one year contract with Cantu.|
|3rd July, 2017||Turkey||Signed a one year contract with Darussafaka.|
|2007 - 2011||Purdue (NCAA)|
|June 2011 - July 2012||Boston Celtics (NBA)|
|July 2012 - October 2012||Houston Rockets (NBA)|
|November 2012 - December 2012||Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)|
|December 2012 - February 2013||Canton Charge (D-League)|
|February 2013 - June 2013||Idaho Stampede (D-League)|
|July 2013||Detroit Pistons (Summer League)|
|July 2013||L.A. Clippers (Summer League)|
|August 2013 - June 2014||Pistoia (Italy)|
|June 2014 - July 2014||Changsha (China, NBL)|
|July 2014||Milwaukee Bucks (Summer League)|
|June 2014 - June 2015||Besiktas (Turkey)|
|July 2015||Utah Jazz (Summer League)|
|July 2015 - November 2015||Krasny Oktyabr (Russia)|
|November 2015 - June 2017||Cantu (Italy)|
|July 2017 - present||Darussafaka (Turkey)|
July 8, 2013
Johnson's pro career has thus far been a jarring disappointment. Last year he played for three different D-League teams, this after being picked first overall in the draft. He was traded twice, once for Luke Harangody and once for Kyle Weaver, and his averages declined at each gig. By the end of the year, Johnson found himself averaging only 6.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.4 blocks per game for the Idaho Stampede. Jeff Potter, the President of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants who picked him first overall, felt obliged to take the unusual step of publicly expressing that Johnson just wasn't committed enough. Even if it's a minority opinion, it's a worrying one.
June 25, 2011
Pick 27: Finalising the Celtics/Nets trade, New Jersey picks JaJuan Johnson on Boston's behalf. Just prior to Stern's appearance, Andy Katz announces the trade, catching up the viewing public with reality for a brief second. However, it still has not been announced by ESPN that Chicago will acquire Nikola Mirotic, despite that taking place almost half an hour ago. Maybe next year, run a Twitter ticker across the bottom of the screen.
Jay Bilas's JaJuan Johnson spiel makes him sound like a far better rebounder than he actually is. In reality, JaJuan is better in this regard, yet he is not good. A frontcourt pairing of he and Glen Davis is going to struggle to get the boards.
June 21, 2011
JaJuan Johnson - Johnson is as athletic as any big in this draft pool, and as much of a go-to scorer as any. He does this in four ways - the dunk, the jumpshot over the left shoulder, the jumpshot over the right shoulder, and the right handed hook over the left shoulder. That, plus any resultant free throws, is about it, yet due to his size, he can get them off at any time. Triple J's J has improved over the years, to the point where it included consistent three point range as a senior. He also bulked up slightly, although he remains (and will always be) slender. He runs the court very well, excels as a weak side shotblocker, and defends the perimeter well for a de facto big man.
The downsides are an inability to handle the interior play due to his lack of size (and/or interest), and the resultant poor rebounding. Such downsides have not prevented Channing Frye from a solid, well paid career.
March 15, 2011
[P]retty much all the Boilermaker's offense is dependent upon three players; E'Twaun Moore, JaJuan Johnson and Lewis Jackson.
Johnson has one of the best years of anyone looking to bolster their draft stock. He has gone from being an athlete and a good shooter, to a complete go-to player. Johnson scores 20.5 points in 35 minutes per game, and does it almost exclusively in four different ways - open court dunks, pick-and-pop jumpshots, turnaround jumpshots, and rangy right handed hooks over the left shoulder. He uses the middle two far more than the rest. If creating in the post, Johnson's going to either use the righty hook, sometimes the very rarely used lefty hook, or the turnaround jumpshot. And it's probably the latter. He doesn't dribble drive much, preferring instead to take jumpshots there as well. And because of his great physical profile - 6'10 and incredibly athletic - no one is blocking these jumpshots, which is why he can always default to them. The quality of the jumpshot, and his judicious use of it, have turned him from a good sorer into a star offensive player. Furthermore, Johnson is a good shotblocker who can be easily outmuscled on the interior, but who contests fairly well on the perimeter, and he's even put forth slightly better effort on the defensive glass this season. He has done a lot for his stock, and is in exactly the right era for his skillset.