Nets Rumors: Amir Johnson Targeted by BKN with Jordan, Claxton out of Restart

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJuly 7, 2020

ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 25: Amir Johnson #5 of the Philadelphia 76ers smiles on March 25, 2019 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Brooklyn Nets reportedly are looking at veteran center Amir Johnson to provide depth to their roster heading into the season restart.

Per Marc Stein of the New York Times, Johnson is a "prime target" for the Nets with DeAndre Jordan and Nicolas Claxton not traveling to Orlando. 

Jordan announced on June 29 that he wouldn't be traveling with the Nets to Orlando, Florida after testing positive for the coronavirus. 

The Nets announced Claxton would be unavailable for the rest of this season after undergoing shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum on June 24. 

Johnson hasn't played in the NBA this season after spending the previous two years with the Philadelphia 76ers. The 33-year-old's last appearance was in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Toronto Raptors on May 9, 2019. 

In 51 games for the Sixers last season, Johnson averaged 3.9 points and 2.9 rebounds per contest. 

The Nets are scheduled to travel to Florida on Tuesday. Their first game in the restart is scheduled to take place on July 31 against the Orlando Magic


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