How Chris Johnson Survived The 10-Day Contract
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 02/13/2012 1:38 PM


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     But like dozens of players who went to the D-League like Johnson, the initial snub meant the road back to the NBA would have to be earned 10 days at a time. He did it three times.

    “I heard some bad stuff about the D-League but didn’t know anything about it,” Johnson says after Portland’s shootaround last Monday. “I assumed there was opportunity to get that much closer to the NBA… I gave 100 percent and things worked out just as I dreamed it.”

     “Really my D-League coaches tell the whole team you just can’t go and expect to be a go-to guy,” Johnson says. “You have to go in and know you’re a role player and not even play. You have to do what’s expected of you. Nate (McMillan) told me he wanted energy from me, just coming in with energy, block shots, get rebounds and he doesn’t care if you make mistakes.”
     Everything seemed to be in flux but his defense. Knowing the teams weren’t about to open up much of the playbook for someone who might only be there for just 10 days, he says he took advice from Camby, Garnett, Ray Allen and LaMarcus Aldridge about how to make the most of his time in uniform.
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    Great story. He knows his role and is a good insurance policy to have. I am a little worried that he couldn't get off the bench when Camby went down. Although he's a great weak-side shot blocker and provides a lot of energy, his think frame allows for shorter, stockier players to bully him around under the glass. Will CJ ever be able to get past being skinny as a center in today's NBA?



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  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posted 02/13/2012 10:32 PM

    Give him some minutes Coach, it's not like he's gonna make us any worse. Maybe a youth unit is what this team needs?
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  1. Blazer247
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    Posted 02/13/2012 11:09 PM

    Agreed, and not just with CJ. I don't understand why McMillan thinks that an 8-man rotation will work especially in this kind of season. We have unused weapons in Chris Johnson, Nolan Smith, Elliot Williams, and Craig Smith. Even if those weapons aren't as big and as proven as their counterparts, they are still useful if the coach knows how to time substitutions right.
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