BIG3 MVP Joe Johnson Will Reportedly Work Out For Several Contenders

Thursday, August 29, 2019 4:01 AM UTC

Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 4:01 AM UTC

Joe Johnson is on the verge of making an NBA return. Many teams are interested in him and he could be the first player to make the transition from The Big3 back to the NBA.

<div><p>Per ESPN's Marc J. Spears, Joe Johnson will work out for the 76ers today and is also scheduled to meet with the Clippers, Bucks and Nuggets. Johnson and his team, the Triplets, are playing the Killer 3's in the Big3 Championship Game in Los Angeles on Sunday. Former NBA Champion Stephen Jackson, Josh Powell, C.J. Watson and Eddy Curry are all part of the Killer 3's while Johnson's teammates include Al Jefferson, Jannero Pargo, Jamario Moon and Alan Anderson.</p><p>Johnson could not be stopped during his first season in the BIG3. He was named the BIG3's MVP after leading the league with 21.9 points and 3.9 assists per game in the regular season and finishing third with 7.5 rebounds per game. Iso Joe set the BIG3 single season points record (175) in his first year in the league and he was unstoppable again on Sunday, scoring 26 points with five rebounds and three assists in a 50-39 win against the 3-Headed Monsters.</p><div>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Joe Johnson (&lt;a href=\"\"&gt;@TheJoeJohnson7&lt;/a&gt;) DOES IT AGAIN! &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The Triplets will face off against the Killer 3s in the &lt;a href=\";amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#BIG3Championship&lt;/a&gt; next Sunday in Los Angeles! &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— BIG3 on CBS (@thebig3) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;August 25, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</div><div> </div><p>It was not surprising that his fellow players and coaches voted Johnson this year's BIG3 MVP after leading the Triplets on a championship run in the team's inaugural season.</p><p>Iso Joe Johnson joining the BIG3 was one of the bigger storylines of the season and he delivered in his first game, exploding for 27 points, 16 rebounds and four assists while making three 3-pointers in 50-40 win against the Aliens. He has not looked back since and he will likely return to the NBA.</p><p>The seven-time NBA All-Star played 17 seasons in the league, averaging 16.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 1276 games (1091 starts) for the Celtics, Suns, Hawks, Nets, Heat, Jazz and Rockets and many, <a href="" target="_blank">including me</a>, believed he should still be in the league. Johnson definitely deserves one last shot at an NBA Championship and he clearly can still play well and be a solid contributor for a contender.</p><p><u><strong>Odds To Win The NBA Championship<br />(Courtesy of <a href=";book=5dimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5Dimes</a>)</strong></u></p><p>Los Angeles Clippers +390</p><p>Los Angeles Lakers +445</p><p>Milwaukee Bucks +635</p><p>Houston Rockets +725</p><p>Philadelphia 76ers +800</p><p>Golden State Warriors +1150</p><p>Utah Jazz +1300</p><p>Denver Nuggets +2000</p><p>Boston Celtics +2700</p><p>Portland Trail Blazers +4000</p><p>Brooklyn Nets +5000</p><p>Indiana Pacers +5000</p><p>Toronto Raptors +7000</p><p>New Orleans Pelicans +8000</p><p>San Antonio Spurs +8500</p><p>Miami Heat +9000</p><p>Dallas Mavericks +9000</p><p>Orlando Magic +22500</p><p>Sacramento Kings +25000</p><p>Atlanta Hawks +27500</p><p>Detroit Pistons +28500</p><p>Minnesota Timberwolves +30000</p><p>Oklahoma City Thunder +33000</p><p>Chicago Bulls +50000</p><p>Phoenix Suns +55000</p><p>Washington Wizards +100000</p><p>New York Knicks +100000</p><p>Memphis Grizzlies +100000</p><p>Cleveland Cavaliers +150000</p><p>Charlotte Hornets +200000</p></div>
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