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Dakari Johnson officially signs deal to remain in China

Dakari Johnson’s wild offseason seems to have finally settled down.

After multiple trades in the NBA, getting waived, and going back and forth on a deal overseas, the former Kentucky center has officially decided to sign with the Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles in China.

Back in July, Johnson was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Orlando Magic. Just three days later, he was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, where he (temporarily) joined his former Kentucky teammate Andrew Harrison.

A little over a month later, the Grizzlies waived Johnson, leaving him without a job for training camp. With limited NBA opportunities, the 7-foot center agreed to a deal with Qingdao in September, only to back out last week.

According to Sportando, however, the former Wildcat big man will now officially remain with Qingdao this season.

In 31 games with the Thunder last season, Johnson averaged 1.8 points and 1.1 rebounds in just over five minutes per contest. He scored a career-high nine points in his first career start against the Los Angeles Clippers last November.

Best of luck to Johnson in China this year.

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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