Small forward James Johnson, formerly with the Bulls, Raptors and most recently the Kings, has signed what is believed to be a non-guaranteed training camp invite with the Atlanta Hawks according to Priority Sports.
Johnson has shown an ability to fill up the stats sheet over his 5 NBA seasons, averaging 6.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.0 block and 0.8 steals in just 18.3 minutes, however, his production has come at a cost to his various coaches’ hairlines. Johnson is best suited as a defensive specialist playing small forward, but he sees himself as an offensive force at power forward and he hasn’t been very accepting of his role.
Johnson had worked out with the Hawks about a month ago.
Atlanta has more than 15 players under contract at the moment, but several of them are on non-guaranteed deals, so Johnson does have a chance to make this team and the Hawks could use another small forward. The 26-year-old is very talented and if he can straighten out the issues between his own two ears, he would make a good addition to the Hawks.
— Priority Sports (@PrioritySports) September 19, 2013