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Chris Johnson | Guard/Forward

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 201
College: Dayton
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Chris Johnson started at shooting guard and hit 5-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 12 points on Wednesday.
He'll return to obscurity once Michael Carter-Williams is healthy, but until that happens, he could be a cheap source of stats in both weekly and daily leagues. Oct 29 - 10:52 PM

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Chris Johnson will start at shooting guard for the Sixers on Wednesday.

He'll join Tony Wroten, Hollis Thompson, Nerlens Noel and Henry Sims against another laughable starting five of Indiana. Johnson did have some nice stretches with the Celtics last season and the team does need all the help on the wing they can get, so he's worth watching in deep leagues. Those who added K.J. McDaniels should not be worried as he will still see minutes off the bench in the second unit.
Oct 29 - 5:39 PM

Chris Johnson got his chance in the starting lineup for the 76ers, making 5-of-13 from the field for 15 points with four rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

He barely played coming into this game with 14 or less minutes, but he got his chance tonight. Johnson was somewhat effective on a more talented Celtics team last season, so he could get it going. Plus, he has some range and steals the ball a bit. Of course, this development should not have your attention in anything but a very deep league.
Oct 23 - 11:01 PM

Chris Johnson started against the Pistons on Thursday.

He hasn't started or played more than 14 minutes in any preseason action yet, so this is interesting. Elliot Williams was terrific, but has slowed down a bit lately. We'll keep an eye on this game. Of course, this development is only a concern to deep leagues.
Oct 23 - 7:23 PM

The 76ers claimed swingman Chris Johnson off waivers on Sunday.

Johnson was waived by the Celtics on Thursday, but Philly quickly added his fully unguaranteed contract to their training camp roster. The Sixers' lineup is tumultuous enough that Johnson could stick around for opening night, but he's not worth fantasy owners' attention.
Sep 28 - 5:26 PM

Celtics waive G/F Chris Johnson.

He came off the bench for all of his 40 games with the Celtics in 2013-14. Johnson had his best showing in January, averaging 9.7 points, 3.2 boards, 1.5 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.8 triples in the month. Chances are some team will sign him for training camp.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 25 - 9:50 PM

Chris Johnson's agent is "cautiously optimistic" that the Celtics will guarantee his contract and keep him on their 15-man regular season roster.

A recent report suggested that Johnson will likely be waived before the season, but according to his agent Mark Cornstein, "[Johnson] has a great relationship with the Celtics organization and the coaching staff ... everything we have heard thus far as been positive." Johnson's hustle and defensive energy should be enough to earn him a minimum-salary deal in Boston or another NBA city.
Source: CSNNE.com
Aug 5 - 6:27 PM

Chris Johnson is likely to be waived before the season.

His contract isn't guaranteed and the Celtics currently are sitting at 18 players. Johnson averaged just 6.3 points per game and shot 39.7 percent from the field last season, but his minutes were largely due to all the injuries on the Celtics.
Aug 4 - 9:27 AM

Chris Johnson hit 6-of-8 shots and two 3-pointers for 14 points, three rebounds and two steals in Tuesday's loss to the Pacers.

Jerryd Bayless was terrible tonight, so Johnson got some extra minutes at shooting guard, playing 28 on the night. This was his first double-digit scoring night since Feb. 9 and with Avery Bradley due back on Friday, we're not expecting CJ to remain relevant going forward.
Mar 11 - 10:01 PM

The Celtics will reportedly sign Chris Johnson for the remainder of the 2013-14 season.

Johnson's second 10-day contract expired on Thursday, so it's great news for him that the luxury tax-strapped Celtics decided they could afford to keep the swingman. Johnson's fantasy value is still a bit limited as he's only been playing 21.6 minutes per game in his eight games with Boston, but he can provide value in deeper leagues with his 1.5 3-pointers per game.
Feb 6 - 11:11 AM

The Celtics haven't decided whether they will sign Chris Johnson for the rest of the season.

Brad Stevens said on Tuesday that if Johnson isn't retained for the rest of the season, it will have nothing to do with basketball reasons. Johnson has played well enough to warrant a contract, but it sounds as if a signing might be a difficult financial decision for the C's. The 23-year-old has averaged 8.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.0 steals, and 1.7 3-pointers in seven games this season, but any fantasy value he has could disappear if he is left without a home when his current 10-day contract ends.
Feb 4 - 1:26 PM

Chris Johnson hit 4-of-7 shots (all 3-pointers) for 12 points, one rebound and one assist in 22 minutes off the Celtics bench on Tuesday.

"He's playing like one of our best players right now and I need to find a way to get him more minutes," coach Brad Steven said after the game. Gerald Wallace is starting out of position at shooting guard and it would not be shocking if CJ gets a shot at the job while Avery Bradley recovers from his ankle injury. If you're in a deep league, Johnson is worth a look, even though he's still not guaranteed to be on the Celtics roster 10 days from now.
Jan 28 - 10:59 PM

The Celtics are expected to sign F Chris Johnson to a second 10-day contract on Monday.

The move comes as no surprise given Johnson's solid play and coach Brad Stevens' effusive praise for the D-League callup. "[Johnson] was great," Stevens said after Sunday's game. "He's been fantastic and aggressive and just a really good addition." He's playing 27 minutes per game with Boston and has some fantasy appeal in deeper leagues with averages of 10.0 points, 1.3 threes, 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals.
Source: CSNNE.com
Jan 27 - 9:04 AM

Chris Johnson played 24 minutes off the bench on Friday with eight points, four boards, one assist and four fouls.

He's going to be more of a sixth man with minutes at shooting guard and small forward, but Phil Pressey getting some playing time next to Rajon Rondo will limit his upside. Johnson is only worth a look in deep leagues for now.
Jan 25 - 12:31 AM

Chris Johnson played 30 minutes off the bench on Wednesday with nine points, two boards, one assist, four steals and one 3-pointer.

He shot just 3-of-9 from the field and had a couple ugly shots in the win. Johnson's off-the-ball game was pretty good and he stayed very active in trying to get cuts to the hoop, which will certainly get coach Brad Stevens' attention. He seems like he's going to be a big part of the solution for the Celtics with Avery Bradley (ankle) out, so he's worth a look for his ability to add steals and treys.
Jan 22 - 10:34 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Michael Carter-Williams
2Tony Wroten
3Alexey Shved
SG1Chris Johnson
2K.J. McDaniels
SF1Hollis Thompson
2Luc Mbah a Moute
3JaKarr Sampson
4Travis Outlaw
5Jason Richardson
PF1Nerlens Noel
2Brandon Davies
3Jerami Grant
4Malcolm Thomas
5Arsalan Kazemi
C1Henry Sims
2Joel Embiid