Kevin Johnson Rejoins Suns
Johnson will be eligible to play in the postseason.
Originally acquired by the Suns on Feb. 25, 1988, Johnson played 11 NBA seasons and his 9.2 assists per game average is fourth in NBA history behind Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson and John Stockton. His career total of 6,687 assists ranks 10th on the NBA career assists list. He also averaged 18.0 points and shot .492 FG and .840 FT during his 11-year career.
Johnson was all smiles
after announcing he would rejoin the Suns at a press conference
The 1989 NBA Most Improved Player in his first full season with the Suns, Johnson finished his career fifth in NBA history with 9.2 assists per game, trailing only John Stockton, Magic Johnson, Oscar Robertson and Isiah Thomas. He averaged 20-plus points and 10-plus assists in three-straight seasons from 1988-91, becoming one of only five NBA players to accomplish the feat, along with Nate Archibald, Magic Johnson, Oscar Robertson and Isiah Thomas.
Johnson last played in the NBA in the 1997-98 season when he averaged 9.5 points over 50 games and helped the Suns to a 56-26 record.