7-time NBA All-Star Joe Johnson to Work Out With Sixers

Updated: 9:02 p.m. 

The MVP of the Big3 - and a seven-time NBA All-Star - is in Philadelphia and ready to work out for the Sixers. 

Joe Johnson, the 6-foot-7 38-year-old also known as "Iso Joe," will work out with the Sixers Thursday, sources confirmed. Marc J. Spears of ESPN and The Undefeated first reported the news. 

Johnson has been dominant this season for the Triplets in the Big3, a 3-on-3 league co-founded by Ice Cube which features four-point shots.

In 1,276 NBA games, Johnson has averaged 16.0 points, 3.9 assists and 4.0 assists. He spent the prime of his career with the Atlanta Hawks, posting 20.9 points per game in seven seasons with the team. Johnson's last NBA game was Game 7 of the 2018 Western Conference Finals, when he played five minutes for the Houston Rockets.

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Of course, if the Sixers do decide they'd like to bring Johnson in, they might have some competition from the other contending teams Spears reports he's working out with, the Clippers, Bucks and Nuggets.

There's certainly no harm in the team working Johnson out. Despite Johnson's advanced age, his ability to create shots and score is something that might appeal to the Sixers, whose current wing options off the bench are Zhaire Smith, Matisse Thybulle, James Ennis and Furkan Korkmaz. 

Another notable inclusion in the workout is former Sixer Spencer Hawes, a source confirmed. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported Hawes' being part of the workout. The 7-foot-1 center played three-plus seasons with the Sixers, averaging 10.0 points and 7.0 rebounds between the 2010-11 and 2013-14 seasons before being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014. Though the Sixers are already a massive team, there's next to nothing to lose from working Hawes out.

Hawes averaged 14.2 points and 7.2 rebounds in nine G-League games for the South Bay Lakers last year, shooting 45.0 percent from three-point range. He's certainly an intriguing prospect - just one who is 31 years old, hasn't played in the NBA since the 2016-17 season and doesn't fill a clear need for the Sixers. 

A.J. English will also work out with the team Thursday, a source confirmed. Sportnado's Nicola Lupo first reported English's workout. 

The 6-foot-3 English scored over 2,000 points in his college career at Iona. A native of Wilmington, Delaware, English played for Lavrio in Greece last season.  

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