Report: 76ers, Amir Johnson agree to 1-year, $11 million deal
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN broke the news via Twitter Saturday afternoon.
Free agent Amir Johnson has agreed to a one-year, $11M deal with Philadelphia, agent Kevin Bradbury tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2017
The deal was worth a million less than what Johnson got last season from the Boston Celtics but better play this coming season could translate to a bigger payday for the forward when another free agency period rolls around in 2018.
The 30-year-old Johnson was mostly a rotational player in the two years he spent in Beantown, averaging 6.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks on 21.4 minutes per game. Efficiency, however, has been the name of the game of Johnson, as evidenced by his 15.8 points, 12.6 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks averages per 100 possession as a Celtic. He’s a great interior defender with opponents shooting 10.6 percent worse inside six feet of the basket when Johnson is on the floor per NBA.com stats.