FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – After being released by the Kings shortly after being traded last week, one former Razorback basketball star signed with the Houston Rockets, the team announced via Twitter on Wednesday.
Joe Johnson, who has bounced around the league since he was originally drafted by the Boston Celtics in 2001, will join a Rockets’ team that sits at the No. 2 spot in the Western Conference behind the Golden State Warriors. The team already has star shooting guard James Harden and solid point guard Chris Paul.
Before Johnson was traded to the Kings, the shoot-first guard spend two seasons with the Utah Jazz. Prior to that, he spent time with the Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets, Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns. He’s best known for his time with the Hawks, a team he played for during the 2005-2012 seasons.
Over his long career, Johnson has played in 1,253 games, starting in 1,090 of them. He averages 16.2 points, four rebounds and four assists per game.