Pistons sign 17-year NBA veteran with Joe Johnson

The Associated Press
ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 22: Joe Johnson #6 of the Utah Jazz looks on during the game against the Atlanta Hawks on January 22, 2018 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 22: Joe Johnson #6 of the Utah Jazz looks on during the game against the Atlanta Hawks on January 22, 2018 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Pistons have signed 38-year-old swingman Joe Johnson.

Detroit announced the move Thursday.

The 17-year NBA veteran did not play in the league last season. He was recently named MVP of the BIG3 3-on-3 basketball league.

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Johnson averaged 6.8 points in 55 games for Houston and Utah during two seasons ago. The seven-time All-Star has also played for Boston, Phoenix, Atlanta, Brooklyn and Miami, averaging 16 points over his career with 15 double-digit scoring seasons.

The Pistons previously signed 30-year-old guard Derrick Rose, a former NBA MVP, and 30-year-old forward Markieff Morris this offseason. They are shooting to make the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time since earning a spot in eight straight postseasons from 2002 to 2009.

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