Former NBA Thunder center Johnson joins Qingdao Eagles

2018-09-12 03:11:54 GMT2018-09-12 11:11:54(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

Dakari Johnson, former NBA player of Oklahoma City Thunder, will play for Qingdao Eagles in the coming Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) season, the Chinese club announced on Tuesday.

Qingdao Eagles also signed with Jonathan Gibson, who played for the club in 2015-2016 and 2017-2018 seasons of CBA.

The two foreign players will come to Qingdao before the end of September, according to the new release.

The 2.13-meter-high Johnson, born in 1995, joined Oklahoma City Thunder in 2015. He contributed 1.8 points and 1.1 rebounds in 5.2 minutes per game in last NBA season.

Gibson, crowned as scoring champion with 42 points per game in 2015-2016 season of CBA, got 33.7 points and 6.8 rebounds per game in last season.

Qingdao Eagles, in which seven-time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady played in 2012-2013 season, ranked 16th in last season.