Bulls Sign Fair, Waive Jaylen Johnson

The Bulls signed forward C.J. Fair and waived forward Jaylen Johnson, according to a team press release.

The 6’8” Fair has appeared in 47 G League games this season, splitting time between the Windy City Bulls and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the Pacers’ affiliate. He averaged 10.1 PPG and 4.3 RPG.

Fair, 26, went undrafted in 2014 after playing his college ball at Syracuse. He has played Summer League ball with the Mavericks and Celtics and was on the Pacers’ training-camp roster in 2014 and 2015. He has also played in France. The Windy City Bulls acquired him in February in a trade with the Mad Ants.

Johnson, 21, was barely on the Bulls roster for 24 hours. They signed him to a contract on Saturday. He averaged 11.7 PPG, 7.6 RPG and 2.9 APG in 49 games with the Windy City affiliate. He went undrafted last summer before signing with the Bulls on a training camp deal but was waived before the regular season.

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8 thoughts on “Bulls Sign Fair, Waive Jaylen Johnson

  1. hiflew

    Talk about jerking a guy around. Guy barely had the time to celebrate actually making the NBA before he is cut. I get that it’s business, but stories like this really stink.

    • Chief Panic

      I assume there is some form of additional compensation coming his way from this series of transactions. Maybe this was a way to pay him more than just his g league salary.

      At least I hope so. But we all know that the Bulls management is the worst in pro sports.

      • hiflew

        That doesn’t make it right. That just makes something that stinks commonplace.

    • Luke Adams

      I don’t know exactly what went on behind the scenes here, but I’m guessing they warned Johnson ahead of time that this would happen.

      It’s not a bad deal for him — he’ll make more from this extremely brief NBA stint than he would’ve for a full season in the G League, and he gets an extra year of service out of it (so his minimum salary will be higher if he signs another contract in a future season).

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