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Arizona basketball: Nick Johnson to play for the Portland Trail Blazers in NBA Summer League

Johnson played for Bayern Munich last season

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After spending the 2016-17 season with Germany’s Bayern Munich, Nick Johnson will play for the Portland Trail Blazers in 2017 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, it was announced Friday.

The former Arizona Wildcat guard will be appearing in Summer League for the third time.

After leaving Arizona after his junior season, Johnson was selected in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets where he appeared in 28 games in his rookie season.

He also played in 20 games for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Houston’s D-League affiliate, that year.

Johnson was dealt to the Denver Nuggets after his rookie year and was subsequently waived by the team prior to the start of the 2015-16 season.

In December 2015, Johnson was acquired by the D-League’s Austin Spurs and averaged 10.4 points per contest in 34 games with the team.

He then signed with the Orlando Magic for Summer League in July of 2016 and earned a training camp invite and played in four preseason games with Orlando, before being cut prior to opening night.

Johnson then signed overseas with Bayern Munich where he averaged 8.2 points per contest in 49 games with the club.

Now Johnson, who was an All-American in his junior year at Arizona, is looking for another shot in the NBA.

“Johnson has the size and athletic ability to be an NBA player but he has yet to find his niche, as he has struggled to score efficiently ... in the D-League this season,” wrote Julian Applebome of “Johnson's outside shot and decision making skills will need to continue to evolve as he attempts to show he is worthy of earning a long term spot in the NBA.”

Here is Portland’s full Summer League roster:

The Blazers begin Summer League play on Saturday, July 8 against the Utah Jazz. They start preparing for Summer League on July 4.

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