The Detroit Pistons are waiving veteran shooting guard and Big3 standout Joe Johnson, according to Adrian Wojanrowski of ESPN.
The move means that big man Christian Wood has earned a spot on the roster, as relayed by
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">Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press.
Johnson, 38, auditioned in a workout for the Pistons and then signed in mid-September. He also recently took part in a group workout staged by the Philadelphia 76ers.
Johnson is 6-foot-7 and created some buzz by playing well in the Big3 league, comprised mostly of recently retired NBA players.
He last appeared in the NBA in the 2017-18 season, when he played 23 games with the Houston Rockets, averaging 6.0 points and shooting 38 percent on 3-pointers.
He has also played for the Utah Jazz, Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets, Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns and Boston Celtics.
The Pistons currently feature the likes of Tony Snell, Luke Kennard, rookie Bruce Brown, Langston Galloway and even usual point guard Derrick Rose at the wing positions.