Following an impressive first year in the Big3, Joe Johnson is nearing a return to the NBA. It’d be quite the comeback for the 38-year-old swingman.
Johnson dominated opponents in the Big 3, averaging 21.9 points per game. He led the Triplets to a title in his first season on the team.
NBA teams worked out Johnson back in August to see if he’d be worth signing to a deal. Judging off the latest news involving the seven-time All-Star, he must have shown enough to warrant a contract.
According to Stadium insider Jeff Goodman, the Detroit Pistons are on the verge of signing Johnson.
Detroit would likely release Michael Beasley to open up a spot on its roster.
This would be the ninth team that Johnson plays for in the NBA.
Detroit Pistons on the verge of signing Joe Johnson, source told @Stadium. Pistons likely to release Michael Beasley to open roster spot.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) September 12, 2019
The Pistons made the playoffs this past season because of Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond.
With the Eastern Conference getting weaker due to the departure of Kawhi Leonard in Toronto, it’s possible that Detroit rises in the standings.
Johnson could be an important piece off the bench for the Pistons for the 2019-20 season. At the very least, the locker room will gain another veteran presence.
It’ll be fun to watch ‘Iso Joe’ back in the NBA for his 18th season.