Alize Johnson has played well for the Brooklyn Nets during his two 10-day contracts, so they are keeping him around.
The Nets have signed Johnson to a multi-year contract that could be worth up to $4.1 million, the team announced Sunday (Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN broke the story). The contract details are not yet known, but it’s unlikely future years are fully guaranteed. Still, it is a good NBA contract for the 24-year-old out of Missouri State.
Forward Alize Johnson has agreed to a multi-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets worth up to $4.1 million, his agent @GeorgeLangberg tells ESPN. Johnson's productivity parlayed two consecutive 10-day contracts into the new deal with the Nets.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 11, 2021
Brooklyn had the flexibility to sign Johnson to a contract up to 3 seasons because they still had a portion of their tax midlevel exception available. https://t.co/8bmHS3ndHV
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) April 11, 2021
The signing is not a big surprise, coach Steve Nash had hinted he wanted to keep Johnson around after this contract.
Johnson is averaging 7.8 points and 5.8 rebounds a game averaging a little more than 13 minutes a night for the Nets, who had signed with Brooklyn after playing for the Raptors 905 in the G-League bubble. Johnson had played in 31 games for the Pacers over the previous two seasons.