Joe Johnson officially signed with the Detroit Pistons and his guarantee date starts the clock on the competition for the 15th roster spot.
Johnson, 38, is making $220,000 of guaranteed money. His partial guarantees kick in for $1.37 million on Oct. 21 and $2.56 million on Jan. 7, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks.
The competition for the Pistons’ final roster spot between Johnson and Christian Wood will be decided by the time the first kicker guarantees on Oct. 21.
Pistons coach Dwane Casey has a big proponent of bringing Johnson in and luring the 17-year NBA veteran to sign after trying out for three teams.