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Dakari Johnson signs on for another year in China

Former Kentucky big man Dakari Johnson will continue his professional career in China. Johnson re-signed with the Qingdao Eagles of the Chinese Basketball Association, the same team Tracy McGrady once played for between NBA teams near the end of his career.

McGrady’s jersey is retired there, maybe Johnson’s will one day too. He’s entering his third season with the Eagles; last year, he averaged 23.7 points, 14.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.6 blocks per game.

Prior to his years in the CBA, Johnson spent some time bouncing back and forth between the NBA and G League with the Oklahoma City Thunder organization. Before that, he of course almost won a national title, twice: first with the freshman class that included the Harrison twins, Julius Randle and James Young, then when Kentucky went 38-0 and why the **** am I bring this up right now?

Good luck to you in Year 3, Dakari!



Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

2 Comments for Dakari Johnson signs on for another year in China

  1. zoupman
    5:18 pm September 11, 2020 Permalink

    Should have stayed another year.

  2. MississippiBlue
    8:30 am September 13, 2020 Permalink

    So it sounds like with an extra year at UK he’s be better player than he’s now after years of professional training, and therefore would be a NBA player? Stop me if I’m misinterpreting you’re foolishness.