Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson (UTA)  “JJ” | “Joe Cool” jumpmab

(Russ Isabella/USA TODAY Sports)
(Russ Isabella/USA TODAY Sports)


utsmallShooting Guard/Small Forward: 6’7, 240 lbs; 17th year, Arkansas 

NBA Role: ‘rock up, shoot’ swingman • Hybrid

Joe Cool(er than the other side of the pillow) is still a clutch iso scorer – put your best defender on JJ, he’ll somehow find a way to a clean look; providing an offensive punch in Salt Lake City: a ‘by myself’ scorer by trade, Johnson has a ton of help in Utah (he’s now apart of a second unit collective ft. Alec Burks, Dante Exum, & Boris Diaw); Quin Snyder’s bench could be special if JJ takes charge and buys in*; great fit next to Utah’s young, tall wing corps; born to get buckets – when JJ has his mind on scoring, not much else matters – can destroy you in the post, from distance, over defenders and when on an island (ISO JOE‘s reign is still going strong); lessened responsibility has made JJ a deadlier spot shooter and scorer

*Antawn Jamison-esque^ Sixth Man of the Year candidate next season?

  • ^similar to Joe, Jamison was a high-volume shot-maker who settled into a ‘collective’ bench group in DAL back in ’04 – now, Joe’s clearly a reserve due to his advanced age but his featured role on a ‘by committee’ bench is impressive

Signature Shot: ‘smooth’ floater

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 77


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Career: 16.4 points/game, 4 rebounds/game, 4 assists/game, 44% FG

7x All-Star (Last: 2014) starstarstarstarstarstarstar

All-NBA Third Team (2010)

More on “JJ”

  • “Iso Joe Forever” – JJ can still play (via FreeDawkins; Apr. 2016):