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Celtics Sign D-Leaguer Chris Johnson To 10-Day Contract

 

With just eight active players remaining on the roster, and Kevin Garnett and Glen Davis serving as the sole big men, the C’s have made yet another move this afternoon, signing Chris Johnson to a 10-day contract. Johnson had spent time in Celtics training camp this fall before being cut by the team.

With Johnson, the Celtics will now have a bench consisting of Avery Bradley, Delonte West, Von Wafer and the 6-11 Johnson for tonight’s game in Denver. Yes that’s right this team actually has a game tonight.

Scott Schroeder from NBA Fanhouse, who broke the news gets us caught up on the details of his report along with a quick scouting report on Johnson:

Johnson, a 6-foot-11, 210-pound center out of LSU, is averaging 16.9 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.8 blocks this season after previously being a part of the Celtics during this past training camp.

Johnson, an intriguing shot blocker, has already been called up one other time this season on a 10-day contract with the Portland Trail Blazers. With the Blazers, Johnson appeared in two games for a total of 16 minutes before returning to the D-League.

While his averages are solid, Johnson isn’t terribly efficient as a true big man due to his slight frame. Typically getting bullied inside by stronger opponents, the center has developed an efficient mid-range game that he’s been effective with in pick-and-pop plays. Aside from the 20-foot jumper, Johnson’s shown a propensity to finish a bevy of alley-oops and putbacks with his absurd vertical jumping ability which adds to his offensive repertoire.


  • Zee

    I trust what Danny and Doc are doing.

  • Batman

    Yipeee

  • GeOgre

    Does this end the stream of thoughts to bring up Magnum Rolle?

  • I_Love_Green

    Yess we win the trade deadline. Yayy. But yeah where's Magnum Rolle?

    Oh yeah, Perks ticked…
    "He’s taking it pretty bad because he’s been here 8 years. He was real emotional, crying. I feel bad for him. He's been real tied in with Rondo and other guys on the team I feel his pain. I told him he’s not alone were going to OKC together. It’s not like youll be by yourself, you got me right by your side. We’re going to make it work together"

    • Zee

      That’s the only part I don’t like about this trade. I feel like Perk was robbed. He was a bled green and worked tirelessly to get back in shape for the sole purpose of winning another title. I know he is hurting and feels like someone just died. :(

      • Nozebleeds

        At least he didn't get sent to a crummy team and will get a chance to compete in the playoffs.

        But, yeah, it stinks.

  • somguyinsac

    Hey Chris, opportunity is pounding on the door for you!

  • GeOgre

    But how much input do you think Doc had on this… very little IMO

  • jack

    I have a crazy theory, but I may be on to something. As little os sense the perkins trade, the luke harangody and erden trade made less sense. Then I read that detroit and cleveland came to an agreement, rip hamilton for future picks. Cleveland would then buy rip out of his contract. I wonder if there was an under the table deal that we would send clevelend those two guys(to clear roster space, and maybe cleveland liked what they saw in erden), and they would pick up rip hamilton to buy him out of his contract so he could sign with us.

    But the deal didn't didn't go through because rip said he would not agree to the buyout. Danny had already made the move, and now we are left with very limited options to fill the 3 open roster spots. I hope that wasn't danny's plan, but that is the only thing that makes sense.

    FYI, I read this on Hamilton's player card on espn.com under fantasy section if anyone wants to read it.

    Am i crazy, or ? what do you all think?

    • jack

      the second sentence should be "As little of sense the perkinds dtrade make, the luke harongody and erden trade made less"

      I am still in shock

  • Zee

    For the first time this season I am no longer confident in our ability to win a title. We’ve given away so many pieces. And we gave look and Semih with nothing in return THIS season. I will have to see how we play these next few games to feel any better. I have more confidnce in the Heat or Bulls taking the East right now. Mainly the Heat. :(

    • Zee

      My only hope is this… Danny usually makes some smart decisions. He wouldn't do this w/o good reason, nor to make us weaker. Lets see what happens.

  • talesofJP

    The trades seem pretty bad right now, but I think our biggest need was to back up PP. We did that and have a starter quality player backing him and KG up right now. Kristic should be ok, and if we can get Murphy, that should replace the rebounding we lost with Perk going. Nate, we don't lose much, but he was ok as backup point guard. Delonte will be better. The team is super thin right now. I think if we can get some buyout guys, maybe a Point Guard and Murphy, we will be all set.

  • ralph

    I know for a fact that KG is pissed right now, even more than perk! Cause in his last few years in Sotta he was in conflict with the front office about Spre's contract. He made public statements about the front office not fixing contract situations. During his years in Boston he was free from front office situations, but if we do not win the title he will blame Danny for sure.

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