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After Breakout Game, LJ3 Says He Was 'Ready'

Linton Johnson III took a veiled slap at Nets' management Saturday night after garnering his first career double-double in his first game with the Hornets. Johnson told local media that he "was ready" and "have been ready" for an opportunity to play. Johnson, seemingly a throw-in Thursday's deadline trade, scored 17 points on 7-for-8 shooting, grabbed 11 rebounds and looked a lot like what the Nets have needed off the bench. Marc Jackson had four points and four rebounds for the Hornets.