20 Facts About Amir Johnson


Amir Jalla Johnson was born on May 1,1987 and is an American professional basketball player who last played for the NBA G League Ignite of the NBA G League.


Amir Johnson has previously played for the Detroit Pistons, the team that selected Johnson in the second round of the 2005 NBA draft, as well as the Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers.


Amir Johnson was named a McDonald's All-American and appeared in the 2005 Boys Game.


Amir Johnson was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 56th overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft.


Amir Johnson is the last direct from high school player to be selected in the NBA draft, as the NBA instituted a rule prior to the 2006 draft that requires American players to be at least one year removed from the graduation of their high school class to be eligible.


Amir Johnson scored his first NBA basket on a windmill dunk against the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 24,2006.


On July 12,2007, Amir Johnson re-signed with the Pistons to a three-year, $12 million contract.

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Amir Johnson averaged 1.1 blocks per game over the two seasons.


On June 23,2009, Amir Johnson was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in a three three-team trade that involved the San Antonio Spurs and Richard Jefferson.


Amir Johnson was later traded to the Toronto Raptors on August 18,2009, along with Sonny Weems, in exchange for Carlos Delfino and Roko Ukic.


On July 8,2010, Amir Johnson re-signed with the Raptors to a five-year, $34 million contract.


On July 9,2015, Amir Johnson signed a two-year, $24 million contract with the Boston Celtics.


On July 8,2017, Amir Johnson signed with the Philadelphia 76ers.


Moments later, Amir Johnson was removed from the bench and returned to the locker room.


At the post game press conference, Embiid stated that Amir Johnson's daughter was very ill and he just looked at the message.


Amir Johnson did not re-sign with the team following the season.


On November 12,2020, Amir Johnson was announced as addition to the NBA G League Ignite.


Amir Johnson is highly involved in community work, and regularly hosts back to school programs, visits local hospitals and pays for low income youth to attend games.


Amir Johnson is known for his random acts of kindness.


Shortly after the release of Drake's Nothing Was the Same album, Amir Johnson bought all the copies from two local stores and handed them out to random pedestrians in Toronto.