HoopsHype Chris Johnson rumors

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Wolves big man Chris Johnson didn’t play again, the fifth time in seven preseason games in which he didn’t get off the bench. He played nine-plus minutes in two games and clearly isn’t part of Adelman’s plans. The Wolves can create two roster spots for four other players competing for jobs if they waive Johnson and pay him his $916,000 guaranteed contract. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Taylor said it's unlikely that Saunders will bring in a 15th guaranteed contract. In other words, forwards Robbie Hummel and Othyus Jeffers, rookie guard Lorenzo Brown and an expected to-be-determined big man will compete for the final spot in camp. Those three players, first round picks Muhammad and center Gorgui Dieng, and big man Chris Johnson arrive into town Monday for developmental work. Other players are expected to be in-and-out for informal workouts before training camp starts. 1500 ESPN

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Adelman said midseason acquisitions Mickael Gelabale and Chris Johnson have shown enough that they are candidates to be on the team next season, especially if they work on their games during the offseason. “This summer will be big for them,” Adelman said. “We like them both.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Still, it might be Johnson who has the best chance to stick with the team long term, because of his size (6-11) and jumping ability. "We don't have somebody like that," Kahn said. Kahn indicated both players would be given the chance to work into the team's future plans. "I think in both cases there is a pathway to being here next year," he said. "It's not a done deal, but there is a pathway. Chris may be in a little bit of a different instance because [of his size]. So I would say he probably especially has a chance." Wolves coach Rick Adelman made clear that signing the two shouldn't preclude the team from trying to improve the roster more. "We'd better be hoping to do something," he said. "We have to improve this team." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Wallace also said the Grizzlies will make a decision on Friday morning whether to re-sign Chris Johnson, whose 10-day contract expires after Friday night’s game. Johnson, a 6-5 guard who had been playing in the NBA’s Development League, is shooting 58 percent from the field and 46 percent in three-pointers in his short Griz stint. Memphis Commercial Appeal

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Johnson's 10-day deal expires Friday after the Griz host the Washington Wizards. Memphis can only sign Johnson to a maximum of two 10-day contracts, or ink him for the rest of the season. A second 10-day deal would essentially have Johnson helping the Griz until they reach All-Star Weekend. "I root for these between-the-crack guys," general manager Chris Wallace said. "He's a confident guy without being overbearing about it. He's been a seamless fit. Hopefully, he can keep it up." Memphis Commercial Appeal

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