Wolves Sign Chris Johnson

January 19 2013 at 5:11pm CDT By Zach Links

5:11pm: Ray Richardson of the Pioneer Press reports that Johnson was signed to his 10-day contract before the team's shootaround this morning. He also mentions that with the NBA's permission to exceed the 15-man roster limit due to their injury situation, Minnesota's official roster number is now at 16. 

10:10am: The Timberwolves are set to sign Chris Johnson to a 10-day contract, according to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN (on Twitter).  The move means that Minnesota will be passing on Jerome Jordan, who they were also considering.

Johnson, 27, signed with the T'Wolves over the summer on a non-guaranteed deal but did not make their roster.  The center hooked on with the D-League's Santa Cruz Warriors in December and put up 10.9 PPG and 6.1 RPG in roughly 26 minutes per contest.  

Minnesota gained the ability to sign another player to a 10-day contract when they were awarded an injury exception yesterday.  The T'Wolves also signed Mickael Gelabale to a 10-day deal this week.

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