Chris Johnson's Contract NOT Extended
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 02/04/2011 10:56 AM

    Should Portland Have Given Chris Johnson Another 10-Day Contract?
    Yes- We need all the bigs we can get (30)
     68%
    No- Camby will be back soon and Marks is good enough (14)
     32%


    Official Update from our PR-

    A quick heads up that we will not be re-signing Chris johnson to a second 10-day contract.  We signed Johnson with the injury exception we were granted by the league when Marcus Camby went down. The exception is good for two weeks.  So, by signing Johnson to a second 10-day contract, it would have meant that Camby would have had to sit out the next two weeks (7 games), healthy or not, and that wasn't a risk we wanted to take as it appears he'll be back before then.


    Via Twitter-
    Ben Golliver
    GM Rich Cho says no second 10-day for Chris Johnson.
    What do you guys think? Should he have been given another shot or does this indicate a trade? Or maybe that Camby is closer to returning than we originally though?
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 02/04/2011 11:10 AM

    Quick: Looks like they think Camby will be back within 2 weeks-
    The Trail Blazers will not re-sign center Chris Johnson because the team feels a rehabilitating Marcus Camby will be ready to return within two weeks, general manager Rich Cho said on Friday.

    Johnson was signed to a 10-day contract on Jan. 24 as part of an injury exception the Blazers were granted following Camby’s left knee surgery. The exception is valid only if the injured player is out for two weeks.


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  1. CHRISdotTODD
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    Posted 02/04/2011 11:16 AM

    He has more upside than Marks. Should have given him a good run to see what he can do.
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  1. GuitarJ111
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    Posted 02/04/2011 11:22 AM

    Should get rid of Marks and give Chris a shot.. If it were only that easy...
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  1. Dust.West
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    Posted 02/04/2011 11:23 AM

    Would have loved to see his potential. We've seen what Marks can do and it's not that impressive. What could it have hurt to extend to another 10-Day Contract?
    I am a fan of Marcus Camby retiring as a Portland Trail Blazer!
  1. Kassandra
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    Posted 02/04/2011 11:26 AM

    i'm really surprised that we didn't offer the second 10 days. with Marcus still out, it seemed like a given to me.

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  1. The Unholy
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    Posted 02/04/2011 11:31 AM

    i think it may mean a trade
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  1. B.O.B
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    Posted 02/04/2011 11:34 AM

    exactly! and why is marks still with us?
    I am a fan of camby's rebounds!!!!!!
  1. daddylogan
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    Posted 02/04/2011 11:52 AM

    Personally, I don't care for either one of them. The only difference I can see is that Mark's has a smoother shot then Chris. Johnson had alot of opportunities last game and he blew them all in my opinion. Plus, Joel really needs to play more and get back in "NBA" shape. If he stays at the pace he is now, he will most definatley be gone by trade deadline. He is just not the same Joel anymore and we need a center that can at least provide a tad bit of offence to keep the defence honest...otherwise, just like now, defenders will be pressuring our jump shooters and shots will NOT be falling.

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  1. sheedwuzright
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    Posted 02/04/2011 12:18 PM

    Sounds like a trade brewing . 
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 02/04/2011 12:23 PM

    This makes a LOT of sense-
    From our PR-
    A quick heads up that we will not be re-signing Chris johnson to a second 10-day contract.  We signed Johnson with the injury exception we were granted by the league when Marcus Camby went down. The exception is good for two weeks.  So, by signing Johnson to a second 10-day contract, it would have meant that Camby would have had to sit out the next two weeks (7 games), healthy or not, and that wasn't a risk we wanted to take as it appears he'll be back before then.

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  1. sheedwuzright
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    Posted 02/04/2011 12:31 PM

    I hope appears is correct this time.
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  1. mbmurr1
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    Posted 02/04/2011 1:05 PM

    leave marcus on the ir for 2 weeks and sign Chris, get rid of marks because he sucks so much ass it is ridiculous. if nothing else sign Chris in the off season to a 3 year deal.
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  1. Demojay13
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    Posted 02/04/2011 8:31 PM

    Marks set up the play the game give this guy more court time. He is also shooting 100% from beyond the arc how good is that
  1. Pamela Porter
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    Posted 02/04/2011 9:12 PM

    I wasn't impressed at all with Chris Johnson.  IMO, he needs to put on about 50 lbs of muscle to be an NBA center.
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  1. Napoleon7
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    Posted 02/04/2011 10:21 PM

    I thought he would be a better 3rd Center long term than Marks.
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  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posted 02/05/2011 12:36 AM

    BOOOOO!!!
    Another bad decision by Cho, OPEN YOUR EYES DUDE! Quit texing and please, try and watch the Blazer games.
    thank you
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  1. BDawg
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    Posted 02/05/2011 10:08 AM

    Remember, Camby's name was continually surfacing in trade rumors before his injury.  The trade deadline is the 24th.  This decision is indicative of a long-term approach, and therefore, a sound one.
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