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I like Chris Johnson, but it apparently would have been a costly deal. 1. Marks already has a year-long contract. 2. An additional short-term exception would have to be granted by the NBA. 3. According to regs, at most CJ could only have been signed for a second 10-day contract.
By signing CJ to another 10 day would make Marcus sit for those 10 days regardless of him being healthy or not.
Have you been following Chris in the D-League? What are you basing your 3+ year deal demand on? His two minutes of playing time with us?
Mike Rice explained this earlier in the day from a financial standpoint. Johnson would earn another $25,000 for 10 more days. since portland is in the luxery tax, that's a total of $50,000 out of pocket for Paul Allen. he has consider how important it is to play that much to a guy who might play six minutes a game or so. it was decided that it was not.
the point i read most why chris was not signed to another ten day contract was marcus would have to sit mandatory for 14 days as he would be in that player injury exception. from what I am hearing camby is close to coming back...i love chris too
Chris Johnson was picked up by Boston and I actually saw him on the floor playing for the Celtics the other night! Good for him!
signed him for the rest of season, management sees what I see....
After the play offs, this looks like a much smarter move.Kudos to Rich Cho for keeping CJ around.
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