Amir Johnson Traded to The Spurs then off to The Bucks

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The Amir Johnson experiment is over in Detroit.  Joe Dumars made a with his one time right hand man John Hammond that sent Johnson for the newly acquired Fabricio Oberto, of The Bucks.

“The Pistons have traded power forward Amir Johnson to Milwaukee for center Fabricio Oberto, who was acquired by the Bucks from the Spurs earlier today, according to a person familiar with the trade negotiations.

Oberto averaged 2.6 points and 2.6 rebounds in 54 games for San Antonio last season, although it appears he will never suit up for the Pistons. Yahoo! Sports reports that the Pistons are expected to buy out the remaining year on Oberto’s deal.

Thus, it appears the Pistons can add the $3.6 million Johnson was scheduled to make next year to the roughly $20 million of salary-cap room they already had to spend when they can start negotiating with free agents July 1.” Via The Detroit Free Press

A Sherrod Blakley has a little different take then the Free Press. Detroit will waive Oberto…

“The Pistons are putting the finishing touches on a three-way trade involving San Antonio and Milwaukee that will send Johnson, a former second-round pick by Detroit, to San Antonio and then on to Milwaukee.

The key principles in the trade are Bucks guard/forward Richard Jefferson, who will be sent to San Antonio in exchange for Bruce Bowen and Kurt Thomas.

Meanwhile, the Pistons will send Johnson and cash to San Antonio in exchange for Fabricio Oberto who is expected to be waived by Detroit.

By waiving Oberto, that gives Detroit a little more salary cap flexibility this summer to go out and sign a pair of impact players.” Via MLive

Good Luck to Amir, let’s hope the potiential we know he has can flourish for a different team.  We will all remember him for his first two NBA points


And personally I will always remember him for this.

Thanks to all of you quick on the Email, text massage and the special phone call to make sure we got the news quickly. Too bad I was enjoying my dinner when it all broke…Thank goodness for Twitterberry. If you’re not following me on Twitter…you should be.

I’m sure we will be talking about this more, plus what happens leading up to Thursday’s Draft…which I will be live blogging at the Pistons Draft Party.  Stay Tuned!

45 Responses to "Amir Johnson Traded to The Spurs then off to The Bucks"
  1. Richie says:

    Wow, I really hope the kid does well. He had a great attitude while he was here and just didn’t get a chance to blossom wether it was coaching or foul trouble. The extra money won’t hurt sense we weren’t playing him anyway.

  2. theotherwasillmatic says:

    yeah like u said good luck Amir can’t wait to see what he’s like after he has Tim Duncan in his ear for awhile

  3. Mike says:

    I really liked Amir. Oh well, let the rebuilding officially begin.

  4. Let’s hope he’s Amirzing! Good Luck Amir!

  5. Fartyboy says:

    I think we should keep Oberto and make him wear a dress!

  6. Will says:

    Crap deal, to save like 1 million dollars.
    Sucks, Now Joe D will give Milsap an insane contract.
    Milsap isnt any better than Amir.
    Playing time and Deron Williams just makes him look better.

  7. pistons 4 life says:

    He’s actually ending up with the Bucks, unless I read the article wrong.

  8. pistons 4 life says:

    Amir never got a fair shot in Detroit anyway. I think he’ll be a good player off the bench for a team that will actually give him minutes. Good luck Amir, I’ll always remember your first NBA points with that awesome windmill dunk!!

  9. altan says:


    i liked that dude

  10. Amer ican Prince says:

    man i’m gonna miss amir he was awesome. This sucks, Amir was a great personality and could of been good. but i think this might be better for him in San Antonio with an actual coach and he gets to play with Tim Duncan, so he should do well. Good luck Amir you are a piston no matter what team you suit up for.

    The money thing makes me think either we are trying to sign sheed and/or dyess back and still be able to go after some free agents.

    Or he’s going after carlos boozer or something, which i would personally hate. Paul Milsap is intriging though

  11. Fartyboy says:

    Wow….wow. Really? Wow….wow. Just…wow.

  12. Fartyboy says:

    Wait….okay….wow. So you think Amir’s gonna play with Duncan and you think we did it to re-sign Rasheed? Wow.

  13. Patrick says:

    I wish we could trade away Curry.

  14. Fartyboy says:

    Read the new True Blue Pistons blog.

  15. Fariduddin says:

    Amir wasn’t utilized and given sufficient playing time so this seems to be a good move financially… i agree with the theory that the Pistons are looking to sign 2 free agents. maybe i’m a dreamer but it wud be great to see Tay, Rip, Sheed and Dyce back next year.

  16. junior says:

    no hes going to spurs,lol

  17. junior says:

    ya i remember that it was sweet! good luck amir

  18. junior says:

    definetly dyess maybe tay but not rip or sheed

  19. junior says:

    sorry your right going to bucks, dam that suks he would of done real good playing with duncan

  20. rey says:

    i beleive to you patrick

  21. Clinton says:


  22. mobius909 says:

    if anything, oberto is better than brown. however, i’m looking at history and thinking we already tried to get san antonio’s garbage centers in one nazr mohammad. we remember how that worked. DRAFT A CENTER ALREADY!!!

  23. disappointed says:

    Good luck Amir!!! It is sad to see him go. His hustle and energy on the floor was like no one else’s. Thank you!!!

    As for Detroit I have a sick feeling that all of players that got me hooked on basketball will no longer be playing for Detroit by the time the season starts. 🙁

  24. downtown says:

    Good look Amir.

    None of us will ever forget your first NBA bucket.

  25. The Fluidics says:

    Didn’t get a fair shot? As I recall, Amir was in the starting lineup as this season began. If he couldn’t get minutes, it’s because his basketball iq wasn’t enough to keep him out of early foul trouble.
    Yes the guy was a beast with the blocks, but he didn’t grow (figuratively and literally) enough to be effective in this league, and wasn’t worth the contract he was being paid.
    So I’ll wish Amir good luck, and hope he gets on a weight program so that he can play down low without getting pushed around by EVERYONE.

  26. Paul says:

    Are you out of your mind? Did Amir hit 18 double-doubles in a row?

  27. Paul says:

    Welcome to the real world son.

  28. Paul says:

    How was Amir not utilized? He was in the STARTING lineup!
    He gets traded and all everyone talks about are his first 2 points…he must have been real good.

  29. wick says:

    joe dumars need to go, he is an a**hole

  30. theotherwasillmatic says:

    i completely missed that damn lol well that sucks for Amir
    let the death of his career begin with bucks

  31. Matt Selke says:

    Apparently we are going after B.J. Mullens.

  32. Matt Selke says:

    You are ignorant.

  33. Chris says:

    No he’s going to the Bucks buddy.

  34. Chris says:

    The death?
    He’s probably gonna get more playing time in Milawaukee, & I see him setting some career highs this season.

  35. Chris says:

    Yeah man like Paul said, Milsap is way better & Dumars isn’t going to give him a huge contract because from what I’ve heard were expected to sign two people now.

  36. Chris says:

    Haha Sheed’s gone buddy, this off season is Reconstruction, it seems like Joe-D wants to revamp the whole roster.

  37. Chris says:

    Actually Rip has a better chance of coming back then Dyess, They’ve been saying its almost a sure thing Dyess won’t be back next season, but I see everyone gone next year.

  38. Chris says:

    No man we need a new Point Guard, when Big Ben left everyone thought we were done, we had 2 more ECF appearances, but when Billups was traded for Iverson no one worried, everyone thought this would work out and everyone saw us as serious contenders, it turns out this season we were 20 wins under last years mark.

  39. Chris says:

    He’s an asshole for trying to bring another banner in Detroit?
    You guys might not see it but I do, He’s doing this to help our chances, when he traded Billups he knew the risk he was taking.

  40. Jack says:

    hey natalie did amir ever email you bout the picture??

  41. Tycoon says:

    how about trading Curry and some cash to a large softdrink?

  42. Tycoon says:

    Amir is gonna bounce back and score 30+ pts everytime he plays the Pistons. 🙂
    Seriously, I think he’s career will shine with Bucks.

  43. The Fluidics says:

    Cavs trade sasha and Ben Wallace for Shaq. Doesn’t leave much room for Sheed there.

  44. bballplayer9 says:

    allen iverson is still talking about practice

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