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Thunder send Dakari Johnson to Orlando Magic, then to Memphis Grizzlies

Johnson is on the move again.

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UPDATE

Dakari Johnson has been traded again, as he’s now being sent to the Memphis Grizzlies, according to Woj.

There, Johnson will reunite with former Wildcats guard Andrew Harrison, who Johnson went to back-to-back Final Fours with at Kentucky.


The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded former Kentucky forward Dakari Johnson to the Orlando Magic, according to Shams Charania.

Johnson has been with the Thunder since the start of his NBA career. He played for their G-League team in each of his first three years of professional basketball, but also jumped up to play NBA ball for 31 games last year. He started six of those games, averaging 1.8 points and 1.1 rebounds while shooting 56 percent.

Johnson played at Kentucky for two years. He started 18 games in the 2013-14 season, averaging 5.2 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. On the 2014-15 38-1 team, Johnson came off the bench and averaged 6.4 points and 4.6 rebounds.

Johnson will join fellow former Wildcat Isaiah Briscoe in Orlando. What his role will be in Orlando is unclear. The Magic are well-stocked in big men, including Mohamed Bamba, Timofey Mozgov and Jonathan Isaac.

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