Amir Johnson
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Veteran free agent Amir Johnson has emerged as a target for the Brooklyn Nets, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times.

The Nets have been looking for a big man since losing DeAndre Jordan and Nicolas Claxton for the season restart.

Johnson has not played in the NBA this season.

The 33-year-old played 51 games for the Philadelphia 76ers last season and averaged 3.9 points and 2.9 rebounds in 10.4 minutes per game.

If the Nets ultimately reach a deal with Johnson, it will be a rest-of-season, minimum-salary contract that would make him an unrestricted free agent after this season.