Ivan Johnson free to sign NBA deal

Forward Ivan Johnson decided to play in China this season instead of signing with an NBA team after none would match his asking price. Last week there was a report that several NBA teams have interest in talking to him once his season is over with Zhejiang Chouzhou Golden Bulls in February. Well, they don't have to wait as he was released by the Chinese team on Wednesday, according to Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:.