Joe Johnson is trying to win a roster spot with the Detroit Pistons after winning MVP honors in the BIG3.
"My body's feeling great. This is probably the toughest part of training camp," Johnson said following Day 3 of Pistons camp at Michigan State University. "It's a lot of running and conditioning, but if you come into camp already in shape, you can get through it. I didn't have any problems.
"It's been fun for me, but I haven't had a break in the last six months. But it's been fun. The process has been amazing for me and I'm just thankful for the opportunity."
Johnson believes even receiving a camp invite makes his situation a success from his perspective.
"That was another reason why I thought it was very important for me to take this opportunity because those guys in the BIG3, a lot of them anyway, have hopes to at some point to be able to get back in the league," Johnson said. "So I just wanted to let everyone know that it's possible just to get to this point. I mean, I'm not even all the way on the roster, but to get to this point, get your foot in the door. Then whatever you do from that point, it's up to you."