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Chris Johnson | Center

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 235
College: LSU
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Chris Johnson is expected to sign a 10-day contract with the Kings.
Johnson was originally expected to join the Kings on Thursday for their upcoming three-game trip, but there are reports that he may have failed his physical. We'll update this situation as more news becomes available, but even if Johnson is able to pass a physical, he isn't expected to see much playing time upon signing and can be ignored for fantasy purposes. Mar 27 - 9:04 AM

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Former Timberwolves PF Chris Johnson signed with Zhejiang Guangsha in China.

Johnson played in 30 games for the Wolves last season, averaging just under ten minutes per appearance. The Wolves waived him on October 26, 2013.
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 10:45:00 AM

Chris Johnson added 15 pounds of muscle to his frame this offseason.

It was a goal of Johnson to get to 230 over the summer and it would appear he reached his goal with plenty of time to spare. Johnson has a guaranteed minimum contract for the upcoming season, but doesn't figure to get much playing time while the Wolves are healthy.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 07:10:00 PM

The Wolves have fully guaranteed Chris Johnson's minimum-salary contract for 2013-14.

Johnson was signed out of the D-League for emergency frontcourt depth in January, and his early guarantee could influence Minny's decision on Greg Stiemsma's $2.7 million team option. Rick Adelman praised Johnson's quickness and athleticism, but he reiterated that Johnson (6'11", 210 lbs.) needs to get stronger.
Sat, Jun 8, 2013 07:20:00 PM

Rick Adelman said that Chris Johnson "has to get stronger" before next season.

Johnson's deal for next year is non-guaranteed, so if he's looking to make the team out of training camp, he's going to have to come in and really impress. Johnson is nearly seven feet tall, but he's listed at just 210 pounds and that is an issue when he has to defend bigger bodies down low.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 07:28:00 AM

Chris Johnson started the second half against the Lakers on Thursday and finished with five points, two boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 18 minutes.

Nikola Pekovic is out with an abdominal strain and Johnson figures to benefit the most. He's a capable shot blocker with 0.6 per game in just 11.0 minutes and is also shooting 68.3 percent from the field this year. He's only worth a look in very deep leagues and holds a little more value than Greg Stiemsma (two points, one board and no blocks in 13 minutes) unless blocks are at a premium.
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 01:13:00 AM

Updating a previous item, Timberwolves sign C Chris Johnson for the remainder of the season.

We noted that Johnson was likely to stick with the team for the remainder of the year, and now the Timberwolves have made it official.
Fri, Feb 8, 2013 12:11:00 PM

Chris Johnson, who is on a 10-day deal that expires on Friday, is reportedly in discussions to sign a contract to remain with the Timberwolves for the 2013-14 season.

If Johnson does sign on for next season, it will probably be a non-guaranteed deal so the team can have him in training camp.
Source: ESPN 1500
Fri, Feb 8, 2013 08:45:00 AM

Timberwolves signed C Chris Johnson to a second 10-day contract.

Johnson has performed reasonably well as a desperation backup to Greg Stiemsma. But with Nikola Pekovic (knee/quad) on the verge of a return, this will likely be his final stint with the Wolves.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 03:05:00 PM

Chris Johnson played 21 minutes off the bench and had nine points, five boards, one steal and one block in a 114-101 loss to the Wizards on Friday.

He was signed out of desperation with Nikola Pekovic (quad) out and he's arguably had the best inside presence of any Minnesota player in his tenure. He might get another 10-day contract, which could have a negative impact on Greg Stiemsma (two points, two steals and a career-high six assists in 19 minutes) and Dante Cunningham (eight points and five boards in 29 minutes). Johnson is only worth a look in very deep leagues since Pekovic shouldn't be out for too long.
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 09:51:00 PM

Recently signed big man Chris Johnson had 12 points, six rebounds, two assists and three blocks for the Wolves on Wednesday.

Johnson caught our eye with a 15-point debut, but followed that up with a four-point, five-foul dud on Sunday. He's worth keeping an eye on with half of the Wolves' roster on the injured list.
Wed, Jan 23, 2013 11:15:00 PM

After scoring 15 points in his Wolves' debut, Chris Johnson had only four points and one rebound in 10 minutes during Monday's loss.

The backup big man, who was recently called up from the D-League, committed five fouls in his limited time on the court. Suffice to say, he's not worth fantasy attention.
Mon, Jan 21, 2013 05:24:00 PM

Chris Johnson made all four field goals and shot 7-of-8 from the line for a career-high 15 points, six boards and one block in 18 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

He was signed this morning and he made quite a splash with an exceptional fourth quarter. Johnson averaged 10.9 points in his 14 D-League games this year and he'll need a slew of things to fall his way to have value in even deep leagues.
Sat, Jan 19, 2013 11:25:00 PM

Timberwolves signed C Chris Johnson.

Johnson was signed to provide depth with Nikola Pekovic sidelined seven to 10 days with a right quad contusion.
Sat, Jan 19, 2013 12:11:00 PM

Hornets waived C Chris Johnson.

Johnson has been recovering from concussion symptoms, and his release was necessary to create space for Darryl Watkins on the roster.
Wed, Apr 18, 2012 04:44:00 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2J.J. Barea
SG1Kevin Martin
2Chase Budinger
3Alexey Shved
SF1Corey Brewer
2Luc Mbah a Moute
3Shabazz Muhammad
4Robbie Hummel
PF1Kevin Love
2Dante Cunningham
C1Nikola Pekovic
2Ronny Turiaf
3Gorgui Dieng