Despite turning 40 this summer and taking 3 away from the NBA, Joe Johnson does not close the door to a possible return. The forward has spent the last few seasons in BIG3, the league of matches of three against three, of which he has been MVP two seasons in a row, but in his most recent statements he has made it clear that he is not satisfied with this success in this competition.
“I do not consider it over,” he said referring to his time in the NBA in an interview for TMZ Sports. “We’ll see what happens. I have nothing definitive to tell you in that regard, to be honest, but I am going to be trying to resolve some issues ”.
These words, relatively enigmatic, suggest that Johnson is trying to get a franchise to give him a chance, something he has tried on other occasions. In fact, this is not the first time that the forward has influenced that he would like to return to the NBA one day, and already in 2019 the Detroit Pistons came to incorporate him to their squad, although he was cut before he could debut. A few months ago, on the other hand, it was the Bucks who gave him a try in a test session, although this time the Wisconsin ones did not get to sign him.
“I love basketball. We have already been unemployed for a year because of the Covid, but we have finally had the opportunity to have fun again and try to defend our title. We haven’t been able to get it, but the whole process has been a lot of fun for me ”.
Johnson averaged 16 points per game throughout his 17 seasons in the league, in five of which he was even above 20 points on average. However, his great ability was always his determination in the clutch, which made him decide a huge number of games in the closing stages and made him the go to guy in those moments even when he no longer had a star role on his team. We will see if these statements materialize at any time and any franchise wants to see if these virtues are still there.
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