Linton Johnson

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Linton Johnson
Linton Johnson (2011).jpg
No. 43 – Juvecaserta Basket
PositionPower forward
Personal information
Born (1980-06-13) June 13, 1980 (age 39)
Chicago, Illinois
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolProvidence St. Mel
(Chicago, Illinois)
CollegeTulane (1998–2002)
NBA draft2002 / Undrafted
Playing career2002–present
Career history
2003Rockford Lightning
2003–2004Chicago Bulls
2004–2005San Antonio Spurs
2005–2006New Jersey Nets
20062007New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
2007Tau Ceramica
2008Phoenix Suns
2008Toronto Raptors
2008Charlotte Bobcats
2009Chicago Bulls
2010–2013Scandone Avellino
2013–2014Dinamo Sassari
2014Pallacanestro Varese
2014–2015Pistoia Basket 2000
2016Juvecaserta Basket
2016–2017Scafati Basket
2017–presentJuvecaserta Basket
Career highlights and awards

Linton Johnson III (born June 13, 1980) is an American professional basketball player who plays for San Nicola Basket Cedri of the Lega Basket Serie C in Italy. He is married to a woman from Caserta,[1] and has Italian citizenship.[2]

Career[edit]

After a four-year college career at Tulane University,[3] he began his professional career in 2003–04 as an undrafted[3] free agent playing 41 games including 20 starts for the Chicago Bulls, he also played for the Charlotte Bobcats, San Antonio Spurs, New Jersey Nets, New Orleans Hornets and the Phoenix Suns, with whom he signed a 10-day contract late in the 2007–08 season.[4] The Suns did not renew his contract, and on March 27, 2008, Johnson signed another 10-day contract with the Toronto Raptors.[3] After the contract expired, Johnson re-signed with the Suns on April 16, 2008.

Linton Johnson is the nephew of former NBA player Mickey Johnson.[5]

On March 11, 2009, Johnson was signed to the first of two 10-day contracts by the Chicago Bulls, it was his second stint with the Bulls.[6] He was signed for the remainder of the season after initially being released when his second 10-day contract expired, he was waived on July 30, 2009.

In September 2009, Johnson signed with the Orlando Magic,[7] he was waived on October 28, 2009.[8][9]

In August 2010 he signed with the Italian pro team Air Avellino.[10]

On July 9, 2013, he signed with Dinamo Sassari,[11] he parted ways with them on January 22, 2014.[12] Next day he signed with Pallacanestro Varese.[13]

In August 2014 he signed a one-year deal with the Italian team Giorgio Tesi Group Pistoia. On January 22, 2015, he was released by Pistoia Basket.[14]

On March 18, 2016, he signed with Juvecaserta Basket for the rest of the 2015–16 Serie A season.[15]

On October 19, 2016, he signed with Scafati Basket for the rest of the 2016–17 Serie A2 season.[16][17] On January 24, 2017, he left Scafati and returned to Juvecaserta Basket.[18]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003–04 Chicago 41 20 17.9 .355 .212 .595 4.5 .7 .9 .8 4.2
2004–05 San Antonio 2 0 7.5 .000 .000 .000 1.5 .0 .5 .0 .0
2005–06 New Jersey 9 0 3.9 .500 .000 .250 .8 .2 .2 .0 1.2
2005–06 New Orleans/Oklahoma City 27 7 18.1 .403 .361 .739 4.3 .4 .4 .4 5.3
2006–07 New Orleans/Oklahoma City 54 0 13.3 .489 .333 .811 3.0 .3 .6 .3 4.2
2007–08 Phoenix 6 0 8.8 .500 .500 .000 2.2 .5 .0 .2 2.5
2007–08 Toronto 2 0 5.0 .400 .000 1.000 .5 .5 .0 .0 3.0
2008–09 Charlotte 2 0 6.5 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2008–09 Chicago 8 0 5.3 .364 .500 .000 1.0 .3 .1 .0 1.1
Career 151 27 14.0 .416 .305 .699 3.3 .4 .6 .4 3.9

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009 Chicago 3 0 3.3 .500 .000 1.000 1.3 .3 .0 .0 1.3
Career 3 0 3.3 .500 .000 1.000 1.3 .3 .0 .0 1.3

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Linton Johnson, a Pistoia arriva il pivot intellettuale
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-27. Retrieved 2016-03-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b c Raptors sign forward Linton Johnson to 10-day contract
  4. ^ Suns Notebook: Suns Can't Swing Deal at Deadline; Sign Free Agent Johnson Archived February 25, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ HORNETS: Behind the Numbers: Linton Johnson
  6. ^ Bulls bring back Johnson; forward on 10-day contract
  7. ^ Magic Sign Almond, Johnson; Prepare for Camp
  8. ^ Magic waive Johnson, have only 11 players for opener
  9. ^ Magic waive reserve Johnson, trim roster to 13". USA Today. October 28, 2009. Retrieved on October 28, 2009.
  10. ^ Air Avellino signs Linton Johnson
  11. ^ "Dinamo Sassari announced Linton Johnson". Sportando.net. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  12. ^ "Dinamo Sassari, Linton Johnson officially part ways". Sportando.net. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  13. ^ "Cimberio Varese announced Linton Johnson". Sportando.net. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  14. ^ Pistoia parts ways with Linton Johnson
  15. ^ Juvecaserta sign Linton Johnson
  16. ^ LA GIVOVA SCAFATI FIRMA IL CENTRO LINTON JOHNSON ‹See Tfd›(in Italian)
  17. ^ Givova Scafati adds size with Linton Johnson
  18. ^ Pasta Reggia Caserta sign Linton Johnson

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