Mar 13

Blazers to sign center Chris Johnson

By Kassandra Posted in: Blazers, Celtics, ChrisJohnson, dakotawizards

According to multiple sources, including a report on Blazersedge, the Trail Blazers will call up center Chris Johnson for the remainder of the season.

The team has not announced the signing as of March 13. The news comes just after the team re-signed center Jarron Collins to a second-day contract on March 11.

If Johnson is signed by the Blazers, it would bring the team's roster to the limit of 15 for the time being. Two open roster spots were created when Portland sent Joel Pryzbilla, Dante' Cunningham and Sean Marks to Charlotte for Gerald Wallace seven minutes prior to the NBA's February 24 trade deadline.

Johnson played two games for the Blazers during a 10-day contract in January while Marcus Camby was out with a knee injury. he averaged two points, two rebounds in a total of 16 minutes of action.

Following his stint with the Blazers, he played four games for the Boston Celtics, averaging 1.5 points and 1.3 rebounds.

Johnson is listed at 6'11" and 210 lbs., according to the NBA's official player profile. He has averaged 16.2 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.8 blocks this season in 35 games with the Dakota Wizards of the D-League.

There is a question whether he would be eligible to play in the playoffs given NBA guidelines which state that a player waived after March 1 is ineligible to play in the playoffs if signed by another team at the end of the season. However, Johnson was not waived; his contract with the Celtics simply expired.

To read the story on SB Nation: Blazers to Call Up Chris Johnson

~ Kassandra


  1. I am glad we got Chris, now he has a chance to prove himself.

    by mbmurr1 on 3/15/2011 7:54 AM
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