Philadelphia 76ers center Amir Johnson has volunteered to play for the Sixers' G League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats, and head coach Brett Brown was pleased with the efforts of the 14-year veteran.

Amir Johnson has been playing a limited role for the Sixers this season. He's currently logging in an average of nine minutes per game, and with the recent acquisition of Boban Marjanovic, he became the team's third string center.

Still, Johnson continues to show commitment and dedication with his role with Philadelphia, and it has something to do with his love for the game of basketball.

“You’ve got to remember what you do it for. You do it for certain things as you grow in the sport, but as a kid you just play it for the love of the sport. Sometimes you’ve just got to get back to that,” Johnson said.

Johnson also said he wants to be ready to contribute when the team calls him up.

This isn't the first time that Johnson will play in the G League. In fact, it is where he began his professional career back when he was still a teenager. From 2005 to 2007, he averaged 18.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in 40 games. He then made his jump to the NBA as a member of the Detroit Pistons.

Johnson also had stints with the Toronto Raptors and the Boston Celtics before ending up with the Sixers.