Anonymous
Two weeks ago

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Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

The Adelaide 36ers have signed three-time club MVP Daniel Johnson on a three-year deal, which will see the star centre remain in Adelaide until the end of the 2020-21 season.

In a major coup for the club, Johnson joins Mitch Creek, Nathan Sobey, Majok Deng and Adam Doyle, who have already committed to the 2018-19 NBL season.

Johnson led the Sixers in scoring and rebounding for the 2017-18 season, averaging 16.3 points and seven rebounds per game and was named in the All-NBL First Team for the third time.

The 30-year-old Western Australian is thrilled to be returning to Adelaide for his eighth season with the club.

"It's obviously pretty special. I’ve been a part of the club for a while now and to get another three years is awesome.

“I’m pretty settled in Adelaide and it’s become home for me, so I’m just excited to be a part of the group again," Johnson said

After falling short of a championship for the third time in his tenth NBL season, the desire to go one step further was a big part of Johnson’s decision to return to the 36ers.

“The last couple of years we’ve been building some pretty successful seasons and we just haven’t been able to get over the top and get that championship, which is something I really want to do in Adelaide.

“Obviously, my teammates and coaches are people I really enjoy hanging out with and want to achieve that goal,” Johnson said.

While the pain of losing the Grand Final Series still remains, the 212cm big man is confident his team have what it takes to go all the way next season.

“I think if we bring the same group back and have one more year together, I think we’re right there.

“We showed in the second half of the season we were playing our best basketball and being one way away from winning is obviously hard, but we’ve definitely got the group that can do it if we can get most of those guys back,” Johnson said.

During the NBL off season, Johnson will play for the Forestville Eagles in the South Australian Premier League alongside teammates Brendan Teys and Adam Doyle.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
09:46 13 Apr 18

Reply #683646

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

Great call, holic!
LOL


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Udog
Two weeks ago
10:00 13 Apr 18

Reply #683648

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

It was the best kept secret.


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LV
Two weeks ago
10:24 13 Apr 18

Reply #683650

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

I wonder why a guy like Johnson actually plays basketball in the off season? How much would he be earning for his season with Forestville?

You'd think he'd want to rest up and take it easy for a while.

Great signing by the 36ers though.

Deng has serious potential. Creek and DJ are stars at the top of their game. Sobey and Doyle too- great core of consistent Australians.

Get 3 decent imports and they'll be right in the mix again.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
10:25 13 Apr 18

Reply #683651

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

Adelaide players have had plenty of rest. Most of them started at three quarter time of game 5.


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Isaac
Two weeks ago
10:32 13 Apr 18

Reply #683652

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

Well done 36ers.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
10:34 13 Apr 18

Reply #683654

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

Sign Johnson and lose Hodgson, WIN-WIN for Adelaide.


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TimberBall
Two weeks ago
10:34 13 Apr 18

Reply #683655

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

Good move by 6ers would of been a great pick up for every other club.


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SteveK2
Two weeks ago
10:42 13 Apr 18

Reply #683657

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

Well done indeed. Its a good sign there is solid financials behind the team & commitment to a championship strategy. If Trice is available after SL, should aggressively approach him IMO. Someone of his calibre fits extremely well with what they want to run.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
10:56 13 Apr 18

Reply #683659

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

And that's the nail in his boomers coffin.

Nvr going to play for them now


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Zodiac
Two weeks ago
11:00 13 Apr 18

Reply #683662

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

I wonder why a guy like Johnson actually plays basketball in the off season? How much would he be earning for his season with Forestville?


I think DJ usually only plays a handful of games in the local league each year he's gone overseas a few times too Iran, Puerto Rico etc.

Of more note is I think that now makes Forestville his 4th Premier League team?

Fantastic news btw!


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
11:54 13 Apr 18

Reply #683666

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

What sort of Money would he be on do u think?


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
12:01 13 Apr 18

Reply #683672

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

Yeah, what $ is this 3yr deal?


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lukn4atitle
Two weeks ago
12:30 13 Apr 18

Reply #683681

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

Australian Dollars


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Hendo8888
Two weeks ago
12:32 13 Apr 18

Reply #683683

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

Assuming we're losing Creek to overseas, this was a very important re-signing. 3 years is a good length too.


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Hogwash
Two weeks ago
12:35 13 Apr 18

Reply #683684

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

Good for Adelaide , unless Creek gets a better offer they will retain their core.


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lukn4atitle
Two weeks ago
12:36 13 Apr 18

Reply #683685

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

Great Day, Daniel has been a great player . I am very pleased it a 3 deal . Well done to Management .


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
13:53 13 Apr 18

Reply #683696

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

At a complete guess, three years around 1.2 million.


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D2
Two weeks ago
14:14 13 Apr 18

Reply #683701

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

Great to see the loyalty.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
14:16 13 Apr 18

Reply #683702

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

400k in NBL??
I would of thought maybe $150k max per yr


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
14:23 13 Apr 18

Reply #683707

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

#702 you are well behind the times, $150g doesn't get you cadee, Blanchfield left Melbourne for 180g. Johnson top of the tree re money.


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LoveBroker
Two weeks ago
14:44 13 Apr 18

Reply #683712

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

Good news for the organisation.

Daniel fits the team's stategy and club culture perfectly, great to have him for another 3 years.

Now to keep the others.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
14:51 13 Apr 18

Reply #683714

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

#702 you are well behind the times, $150g doesn't get you cadee, Blanchfield left Melbourne for 180g. Johnson top of the tree re money.

Then why is the league so $hit???


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
14:59 13 Apr 18

Reply #683716

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

Club culture? Whinging, soft players who try to play tough then have the biggest sook after every call yep that's a good culture.


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Very Old
Two weeks ago
15:15 13 Apr 18

Reply #683721

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

^ school holidays or wagging ? -- possibly suspended - that would support the continued trolling ;)


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LoveBroker
Two weeks ago
15:21 13 Apr 18

Reply #683722

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

Anon...He leads by exampleon the court, plays fair, is not dirty by any stretch, doesn't talk trash, doesn't get into Social Media arguments to give the opposition ammo, has all his demerit points.

What more can you ask?


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
15:28 13 Apr 18

Reply #683723

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

# 741 you'd better go back to your knitting and relax. The league is FANTASTIC!!!!!, I’m missing it already. When pre season:)))


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
15:32 13 Apr 18

Reply #683725

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

"At a complete guess, three years around 1.2 million."

*groan* Please stop guessing.


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AngusH
Two weeks ago
19:02 13 Apr 18

Reply #683758

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

Sorry, not possible, I heard from a reliable anonymous source on these boards that he was teaming up with Gliddon and Kay in Perth.


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joe
Two weeks ago
19:06 13 Apr 18

Reply #683759

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

i thought he was perth bound? lol


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
19:32 13 Apr 18

Reply #683762

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

So much for the worst kept secret around that he was Perth bound brigade


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Duncan
Two weeks ago
19:44 13 Apr 18

Reply #683766

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

Interesting convo about the $$$, maybe we'll find out when they release the salaries hahaha...

I think out of loyalty and wanting to put together a roster than can go one step further it would have been in the area of 3yrs/550k


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UseTaHoop
Two weeks ago
20:05 13 Apr 18

Reply #683770

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

What awesome futurists we are here on hoops.

Predictions of DJ to Perth- wrong.

Salary range of $180 - $ 400 k pa.

My 2 cents: most Well-performed Australian players will stay put for only modest increase in remuneration. Only greatly improved players will want to move for more $. Only Sydney, Brisbane and Perth will pursue wholesale Australian roster changes. Some veterans will either have to take pay cuts or move to extend their careers.

Imports? A whole different story. Some teams will spend big to try to match Randle, Ware, Cotton, Felix, Prather. Others might just try for more modest recruiting to begin the season, and upgrade mid season as the last 2 championship teams did with Ware and Felix (would MU have started to click without his recruitment?)


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
20:08 13 Apr 18

Reply #683771

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

@holic RUOK?


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Anon
Two weeks ago
22:53 13 Apr 18

Reply #683794

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

What a load of crap about him wanting a new home.


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proud
Two weeks ago
04:15 14 Apr 18

Reply #683806

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

It didn't feel like that long ago that 36ers fans were the biggest critics of DJ now you're all pushing each other out of the way to kiss his arse next...

Big get for 36ers though and well done to him


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Udog
Two weeks ago
07:15 14 Apr 18

Reply #683808

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

It doesn't seem that long ago that he got shafted out of the league MVP they gave to Brian Conklin.

He has done a great job recovering his form since they opened up and drained his chest because of severe pneumonia a few years ago too.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
09:16 14 Apr 18

Reply #683817

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

Another conspiracy from Udog...


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Udog
Two weeks ago
10:56 14 Apr 18

Reply #683832

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

If it makes you happy.


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LoveBroker
Two weeks ago
11:07 14 Apr 18

Reply #683835

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

Do you have a valid case for Conklin not deserving the MVP?


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Joe_M
Two weeks ago
11:09 14 Apr 18

Reply #683836

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

Considering the 2017/18 salary soft cap was somewhere around the $1.2 million dollar range,$400,000 is ridiculous.

$500,000 over 3 year would sound right.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
11:38 14 Apr 18

Reply #683841

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

There is only a pretend salary cap, plus there is the marquee player rule, Johnson is top shelf he ain't playing for peanuts. Anderson, Newley, Lisch, Goulding, Sobey etc are playing in Australia if the money no good.


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Udog
Two weeks ago
13:56 14 Apr 18

Reply #683851

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

DJ was the best player in the league that year IMO so I believe he should have won. You don't have to agree with my opinion.

You know what they say about opinions. They're like arseholes- everybody's got one.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
14:02 14 Apr 18

Reply #683852

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

Yours is just usually wrong


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Udog
Two weeks ago
14:16 14 Apr 18

Reply #683854

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

That's your opinion.


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LoveBroker
Two weeks ago
15:38 14 Apr 18

Reply #683859

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

You don't have to agree with my opinion.

You know what they say about opinions.


Next time, please put this disclaimer early and clearly so we know the calibre of person we are dealing with.


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Udog
Two weeks ago
15:54 14 Apr 18

Reply #683861

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

You seem to think very highly of yourself.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
16:10 14 Apr 18

Reply #683864

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

No just not much of you


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Udog
Two weeks ago
16:16 14 Apr 18

Reply #683865

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

I must suck when people have opinions you don't agree with. I hope you can manage.


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LoveBroker
Two weeks ago
16:26 14 Apr 18

Reply #683868

re: Daniel Johnson signs 3yr deal with 36ers

I don't mind people having a different opinion.

But you said DJ got shafted, like there was no valid case for Conklin winning it.

I gave you a fair opportunity to justify your position.

You came back with 'my boy's better'.

Which is OK I guess, I'd just like to be warned ahead of time when dealing with 'such people'.


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