James Johnson was arrested earlier in June on domestic violence charges, and as of yesterday the charges have been dropped. According to myFOX Memphis:
Memphis Grizzles unrestricted free agent James Johnson’s domestic assault case was dismissed Monday after his wife did not show up to court.
A Shelby County District Attorney spokesman said even though the case was dismissed at this stage, a county grand jury could still be presented the case for indictment.
The DA’s office said state prosecutors will make that decision at a later date.
Johnson is currently a free agent and it looked as if this case would keep the Grizzlies from re-signing him next season. With the charges being dropped it might possibly open the door for Memphis or another team to bring him in on a cheap contract. Johnson was a nice pickup last season as he averaged 7.4 points per game in limited minutes. Memphis might not bring him back next season regardless of the charges, especially since re-signing Mike Miller is higher on their list of priorities.