Spurs sign DerMarr Johnson
The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed guard/forward DerMarr Johnson. Per team policy terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The former University of Cincinnati Bearcat was first signed by San Antonio on 12/29. He appeared in three games for Spurs where he averaged 4.0 points on .556 (5-9) shooting. Johnson was waived by the Spurs on 1/7.
The 27-year-old Johnson has spent the majority 2007-08 season with the Austin Toros, the Spurs affiliate in the NBA Development League. In 43 games with the Toros, Johnson averaged 17.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists while earning All-NBA D-League Honorable mention accolades.
San Antonio is the fourth team the 6-9 Johnson has played for in the NBA. He has also made stops in Atlanta, New York and Denver during his seven-year NBA career. He was originally selected by Atlanta in the first round of the 2000 NBA Draft, with the sixth overall pick. In his career he has appeared in 342 regular season NBA games, averaging 6.2 points and 2.2 rebounds in 17.3 minutes.