Ivan Johnson Doesn’t Get Qualifying Offer From Atlanta Hawks, Becomes Unrestricted Free Agent


Fan favorite Ivan Johnson did not receive a qualifying offer from the Atlanta Hawks, making him an unrestricted free agent.

Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweeted about the news on the eve of free agency.

Qualifying offers had to be extended to players before the start of free agency on July 1 at 12:01 a.m. They constitute a guaranteed one-year deal.

Since Johnson didn’t receive a qualifying offer, he is now free to sign with any team on the open market, including back with the Hawks for a multi-year deal.

It was reported that teammate Jeff Teague did receive a qualifying offer from Atlanta. Teague’s deal is worth slightly more than $4.5 million, but the Hawks apparently decided that the QO for Johnson at about $1.2 million wasn’t worth it.

Johnson was adored by Hawks fans for his volcanic temperament and intimidating prowess, along with his death-inducing beard. He averaged 6.6 points and 3.9 rebounds in 69 games last season.

Topics: Atlanta Hawks, Ivan Johnson, NBA Free Agency

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