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.
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