Sixers Sign Amir Johnson to a One-Year, $11 Million Deal
The Sixers added a shooter when they inked guard J.J. Redick, and they added another veteran presence, signing former Celtics forward Amir Johnson to a one-year, $11 million deal.
It was another solid move from Bryan Colangelo, getting Johnson on a one-year deal keeps the Sixers cap in place for next summer when some big names hit the free agent market.
The 11-year veteran started 77 games for the Celtics last season, averaging 6.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game and hit on 40.9 from three-point range.
Johnson, 30, adds a tough, physical, veteran presence to the Sixers front court while taking away a player from the Celtics roster. He provides the Sixers with a banger who can come in and match-up with the more physical teams in the league.
Before joining the Celtics, Johnson spent six seasons in Toronto, from 2009 through 2015 with current Sixers President of Basketball Operations, Bryan Colangelo, who was the Raptors GM at that time.