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Chris Johnson | Center | #21

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11" / 210
College: LSU

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The Cavaliers will waive C Chris Johnson to make room for Jack Cooley.
Johnson was simply just a camp body and wasn't expected to make the team anyways. Sat, Oct 17, 2015 10:18:00 AM

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Cavs sign C Chris Johnson.

He's likely just a camp body and won't make the team. Johnson was with the Heat last preseason.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 05:00:00 PM

Heat waived C Chris Johnson.

He was signed on Sept. 26 and was basically the last man invited to training camp. Johnson is likely headed overseas or to the D-League.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 01:07:00 PM

The Heat have given three-year veteran Chris Johnson a training camp invite.

Miami's roster now stands at 20, and Johnson has his work cut out for him if he hopes to make the final cut. Johnson has bounced around a lot during his three-years in the league, playing for Portland, Boston, New Orleans and Minnesota. He boasts career averages of 2.9 points, and 2.0 rebounds, so even if he does make Miami's official roster, he's not a fantasy option even in the deepest leagues.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 03:18:00 PM

The Miami Heat are expected to sign Chris Johnson for their upcoming training camp.

The Heat can only offer the three-year vet a minimum salary deal heading into training camp. Johnson was with the Minnesota Timberwolves' training camp last season, but was ultimately cut. After failing a physical with the Kings in March, his NBA future was in a bit of doubt. Now he will complete the Heat's full 20-man roster heading into camp, but will have a tough time making the team for the regular season.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 02:05:00 PM

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.
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 09:04:00 AM

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