Joe Johnson on possibly retiring after 17th NBA season
Houston Rockets veteran Joe Johnson, who’s known as one of the premier offensive talents in his heydays, weighed in on the possibility of hanging up his jersey for good after his 17th NBA season.
“Hell yeah, I want to keep rolling,” Johnson told ESPN. “I’m not even thinking about [retiring].” He said he’d be interested in re-signing with the Rockets.
Johnson, a seven-time All-Star and a member of the 2010 All-NBA Third team admitted that he would want to have a chance at winning a title.
“I would love to have a chance to win a ring,” he said. “I thought we had a great opportunity, man. It slipped away from us. I want to go to a contender. I don’t want to just be out here playing just to be playing.”
Known as Iso-Joe, Johnson’s offensive arsenal consists of a surefire perimeter shot, as well as a polished set of basketball fundamental moves. These tools have enabled him to log in 16 points per game in his entire career. His career best was at 25 points per game, a feat he achieved with the Hawks.
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