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  1. BDawg
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    Posted 03/13/2011 9:24 AM

    Scott Schroeder of Ridiculous Upside writes this morning that the Portland Trailblazers are looking at giving D-Leaguer Chris Johnson another run in Portland, this time for the remainder of the season.  According to the article, there exists some confusion as to whether he would be eligible for the playoff roster however.

    In watching Johnson's play, most recently with the Boston Celtics, my concern(s) is not unlike everyone else's.
    Very slight of frame, defensively, Johnson was an offensive put-back waiting to happen and seemed to have a difficult time keeping his man off the glass.  After watching the Atlanta game, I'm not sure the Blazers need any "help" in that area.  He IS very athletic and can get up and down the floor fairly well for his size.  In Nate's zone, Johnson's frame would be tougher to take advantage of in the post for opposing teams.

    Adding Johnson with the recent addition of Collins is a bit of a head scratcher.  For my money, this team needs a tough interior player, at both ends, and a player that provides the type of force with attitude now missing with Pride-billa gone.  Not sure Johnson is the answer.
    I am a fan of players that play with PASSION and PRIDE
  1. B.O.B
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    Posted 03/13/2011 1:24 PM

    DO IT CHO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!he played pretty good during his stint with Boston
    I am a fan of camby's rebounds!!!!!!
  1. cransford24
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    Posted 03/13/2011 2:12 PM

    I like it.  He didnt play to well while he was in Portland since he didnt get any minutes but in the one game I saw him play in Boston right after the Perkins trade he actually looked pretty good.
    I am a fan of the Blazers draft selections. Feels good to finally be able to say that
  1. shynz0r
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    Posted 03/13/2011 3:08 PM

    On the fence about it.  I think ultimately bringing him up would be a precautionary measure more than anything.  The guy is an athlete though and if he added on thirty to forty pounds of muscle he'd be a monster on the floor.  He's got the speed and jumping ability.  Just needs to get some weight behind the kineticism.
    I am a fan of Rudy and Patty's off-court bromance.
  1. Robby McCall
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    Posted 03/13/2011 7:24 PM

    The guy can't dunk! Haha, sorry, something my buddy always says when I mention Chris Johnson's name. He's not a bad idea, but at the same time really has glaring issues relating to his size. Looks kinda like a young Camby with tons of potential as long as he gains some weight. Johnson did have some better production with the C's so I guess he's worth another shot, just wish there was a stronger option...

    ...missing Pendy.
    I am a fan of the energy a packed RG supplies!
  1. Blazers712
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    Posted 03/13/2011 9:32 PM

    call him up Cho
    and cant wait till Pendy comes back
    I am a fan of Our big 3 B-roy, LA , and Crash
  1. Blazers4Life247
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    Posted 03/14/2011 5:33 PM

    portland needs big bodies thats why they make this move... he is a developmental player but his big body will be valuable against teams like the lakers , dallas,.... its all about depth depth depth 
    I am a fan of ;]
  1. BDawg
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    Posted 03/15/2011 3:27 AM

    coutesy of OregonLive

    The Portland Trailblazers have signed Chris Johnson for the remainder of the year, according to team officials.  Johnson will wear #17.  The release from the team does not specifically address eligibility concerns for the post-season raised in the initial Scott Schroeder article however.  This represents the D League All-Stars longest stint and best opportunity to date in the NBA.

    Welcome back to Portland Chris!
    I am a fan of players that play with PASSION and PRIDE
  1. J-Dub
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    Posted 03/16/2011 2:17 PM

    Good to see this guy settle into a city for a while, he has been bouncing all over the place since he left college.
    I am a fan of The 503 Nation rising to the top. Rip City is back with an attitude.
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