The move was confirmed by Tom Orsborne of The San Antonio Express-News (Twitter link), who adds that the team still has one roster cut to make before Monday afternoon’s deadline. He points to Joe Wieskamp and Romeo Langford as being “on the bubble.”
Johnson joined the Spurs in August on a training camp deal. It was non-guaranteed and included an Exhibit 9 clause, which carries fewer protections than the more common Exhibit 10.
The 26-year-old power forward started last season with the Bulls before being waived in mid-December. He signed a 10-day contract with the Wizards later that month, then inked a pair of 10-day deals with the Pelicans in March. He played 23 combined games with the three teams, averaging 1.8 points and 2.7 rebounds in 7.3 minutes per night.
Johnson broke into the league with the Pacers, who made him the 50th pick in the 2018 draft. He also spent time with the Nets.