Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
NBA Seasons: 14
Big man Amir Johnson, a 14-year NBA veteran, makes his BIG3 debut in 2021, joining Trilogy as a co-captain.
After entering the NBA straight out of high school, Johnson was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the second round of the 2005 draft, making him the last direct-from-high school player to be drafted before the NBA’s 2006 rule requiring American players to be at least one year removed from their high school class’ graduation.
After four seasons in Detroit, Johnson joined the Toronto Raptors where he spent six seasons as a productive player, averaging in double figures in 2012/13 and 2013/14. He later spent two seasons with the Boston Celtics, and two with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Johnson reached the playoffs in eight of his 14 NBA campaigns, and hopes to do the same with Trilogy.