NBA: Pistons waive 7-time All-Star Johnson - reports

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Posted at Oct 22 2019 06:50 AM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Detroit Pistons waived seven-time All-Star Joe Johnson, multiple media outlets reported Monday.

The veteran shooting guard, who parlayed his time in the BIG3 league capped by an MVP award into a deal with the Pistons in September, failed to earn the final roster spot. Power forward Christian Wood is being kept to provide frontcourt depth.

Johnson, 38, was named the 2019 MVP of the BIG3 league, which pits former NBA players in games of 3-on-3. Johnson played for the Triplets, which won the most recent BIG3 championship under head coach Lisa Leslie.

At 38, Johnson last played for the Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets in the 2017-18 season. The 16-year veteran has also played for the Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat, while making seven All-Star Game appearances, his last in 2013-14 with the Nets.

He has averaged 16.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.9 assists in his 17-year NBA career.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the 24-year-old Wood will earn $822,679 for making the roster, and the full $1.6 million if he's on the roster past Jan. 10. He was claimed off waivers this offseason after getting cut by the New Orleans Pelicans.

The 6-foot-10, 214-pound Wood has played in 51 NBA games, averaging 5.3 points and 2.9 rebounds over three seasons with teams including the Philadelphia 76ers, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks and Pelicans.

--Field Level Media

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