Bucks coach Jason Kidd expects the team to sign Chris Johnson to a second 10-day contract after the first one expires on Sunday, Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel tweets. Johnson has received steady playing time over the last four games, averaging 4.5 points, 1.8 rebounds and 19.5 minutes.
Johnson has given Kidd another option at the wing positions with Jerryd Bayless and O.J. Mayo nursing injuries. Bayless has missed two games with an ankle sprain while Mayo has been sidelined seven of the last nine games because of a hamstring issue. Milwaukee was already depleted at small forward by the season-ending injury to Jabari Parker in December.
Johnson has bounced around several organizations this season. He spent training camp with the Celtics, who released him just before opening night. He was claimed off waivers by the Sixers and appeared in nine games with them, including two starts, before he was waived again. The Rockets’ D-League affiliate picked him up in December and the Jazz signed him to a 10-day contract in late January. Johnson played two games for Utah but he didn’t receive a second 10-day deal from them.