Chris Johnson Working Out For Celtics

January 16 at 8:19am CDT By Chuck Myron

Small forward Chris Johnson is in Boston to take part in a workout with the Celtics, and there’s a “good chance” he’ll sign a 10-day contract with the team, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). The former University of Dayton Flyer is not to be confused with center Chris Johnson from LSU, who played briefly with the Celtics during the 2010/11 season. The Celtics have two open roster spots following yesterday’s three-team trade.

Johnson’s only official NBA action came while on a pair of 10-day contracts last season with the Grizzlies. He spent camp this fall with the Nets, and he’s currently a member of the D-League’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers, with whom he’s spent much of the past two seasons. He’s averaging 19.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 37.2 minutes per game for the Vipers, the affiliate of the Rockets.

Wojnarowski’s tweet seems to indicate that there will be other free agents in the workout, though that’s not entirely clear. The Celtics traded swingman MarShon Brooks and guard Jordan Crawford yesterday and received center Joel Anthony in return, so it makes sense that they’re eyeing another guard/forward type.

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