The 29-year old forward has excelled on the Hawks' bench, standing out as a high-energy guy on a squad often criticized for its lack of passion. Johnson brought lots of energy and toughness to an undersized Hawks squad, filling in at center at times despite being just 6'8" because his toughness made up for any height disadvantage.
He was also a captivating character off the court. At the end of the Hawks-Pacers first round series that ended Atlanta's season, Johnson flipped off the Pacers' fans. he was also an outspoken character, a trait which endeared him to fans as much as it may have ticked off team executives in Atlanta and elsewhere.
During the 2012-13 season, Johnson averaged 15.0 minutes per game over 69 contests. He averaged 6.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 0.8 steals per game - indicative of his tenacious defense.
Johnson was not given a qualifying offer by the Hawks this summer, however, which made him an unrestricted free agent. However, he did not reach a deal with any stateside team, and as a result has signed with Zhejiang China for next season.