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Sources: Knicks in Talks with Ivan Johnson
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On August 2, 2013 @ 6:56 am In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Amid their search for a young big man who could provide interior scoring, rebounding and defense, the Knicks are having discussions with free agent Ivan Johnson, a player source told ESPNNewYork.com.
The 29-year-old Johnson, who became an NBA player in 2011 and has played for the Hawks, was initially campaigning for a mini mid-level contract. But with remaining attractive free agents like DeJuan Blair and Antawn Jamison in the veteran’s minimum financial ballpark — Blair signed with the Mavericks for that amount — the free-agent market is quickly changing.
The source said, “I think it would be a great fit for Ivan to get big minutes [in New York] and further prove he can play in this league.”
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