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DerMarr Johnson
Jiangsu Dragons  – No. 1
Shooting guard/Small forward
Born May 5, 1980 (1980-05-05) (age 29)
Washington, D.C.
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
League Chinese Basketball Association
High school Maine Central Institute
College Cincinnati
Draft 6th overall, 2000
Atlanta Hawks
Pro career 2000–2008
Former teams Atlanta Hawks (2000-2002)
Long Beach Jam (2003)
New York Knicks (2003-2004)
Denver Nuggets (2004-2007)
Pallacanestro Treviso (2007)
Austin Toros (2007)
San Antonio Spurs (2007-2008)
Jiangsu Dragons (2009-present)
Awards 2000 Conference USA Freshman of the Year
2000 All-Conference USA 3rd Team

DerMarr Miles Johnson (born May 5, 1980, in Washington, D.C.) is an American basketball player formerly of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Johnson was a consensus McDonald's, Parade Magazine and USA Today high school All-American as well as Parade's National High School Player of the Year as a senior in 1999. After attending the University of Cincinnati with future NBA players Kenyon Martin, Kenny Satterfield, and draftee Steve Logan, he was selected sixth overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2000 NBA Draft. In two seasons with the team he averaged 6.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. On September 13, 2002, Johnson crashed his blue Mercedes-Benz S600 into a tree and broke his neck, nearly causing paralysis.[1] He was subsequently sidelined for the entire 2002-03 NBA season, and questions surfaced regarding him ever playing again. Johnson's miraculous return to the league began in October 2003 when he signed with the Phoenix Suns only to be waived two weeks later without ever having played a game for them. He then moved on to the American Basketball Association's Long Beach Jam where he played 19 games, before rejoining the NBA, signing a contract with the New York Knicks. The following season, in 2004-05, Johnson rejuvenated his career with the Denver Nuggets, participating in 71 games, and averaging 7.1 points on 49.9 percent field goal shooting. During the 05-06 and 06-07 seasons, Johnson averaged 5 points on 40 percent shooting in 97 games.

Johnson reportedly signed with Italian team Pallacanestro Treviso in August 2007[2], but quickly jumped back to the NBA Developmental League's San Antonio affiliate Austin Toros. Johnson averaged 15.8 points and 6 rebounds in 10 games with the Toros. On December 29 he signed with the San Antonio Spurs after they waived rarely used rookie combo guard Marcus Williams.[3] But on January 7, 2008, Johnson was released from San Antonio Spurs. He was again re-signed by the Spurs, in April.[4]

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Personal life

Johnson was tasered and arrested outside a Denver nightclub on June 9, 2007. He was charged with interfering with police and resisting arrest.[5]

Johnson was arrested for driving while intoxicated on May 31, 2008 in San Antonio after police saw his black SUV swerving, speeding 20 miles over the speed limit and following other cars closely. His speech was also slurred when pulled over, and he failed both a field sobriety test and a breathalyzer test. He was released after June 1, after posting a $1,000 bail.[6]

Johnson's god brother is Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley.[7]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2000–01 Atlanta 78 21 16.8 .374 .323 .736 2.3 .8 .6 .4 5.1
2001–02 Atlanta 72 46 24.0 .396 .360 .810 3.4 1.1 .9 .8 8.4
2003–04 New York 21 1 13.7 .371 .361 .903 1.9 .5 .4 .3 5.4
2004–05 Denver 71 40 17.4 .499 .358 .792 2.1 1.1 .6 .2 7.1
2005–06 Denver 58 21 15.9 .431 .350 .810 1.7 .9 .4 .4 6.1
2006–07 Denver 39 7 10.7 .325 .216 .762 1.5 .4 .4 .3 3.5
2007–08 San Antonio 5 0 5.6 .500 .333 .000 .2 .2 .2 .0 3.4
Career 344 136 17.2 .411 .336 .789 2.2 .9 .6 .4 6.2

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003–04 New York 3 0 5.7 .000 .000 .000 .7 .7 .0 .3 .0
2004–05 Denver 4 2 19.5 .550 .364 1.000 2.0 .8 .5 .5 7.3
2005–06 Denver 3 0 11.3 .231 .100 .000 3.3 .7 .0 .3 2.3
Career 10 2 12.9 .368 .208 1.000 2.0 .7 .2 .4 3.6

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