HoopsHype JaJuan Johnson rumors

July 20, 2012 Updates

Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has agreed to a sign-and-trade with guard/forward Courtney Lee, which will send him to the Boston Celtics as part of a three-team trade. The Rockets will receive from Boston a Charlotte Bobcats second-round draft pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, forward JaJuan Johnson, guard E’Twaun Moore and forward/center Sean Williams. The pick was previously acquired by Boston via Oklahoma City. Houston also acquires the rights to guard Jon Diebler from Portland. Boston completes the deal by agreeing to a sign-and-trade with guard/forward Sasha Pavlovic, which sends him to the Trail Blazers. NBA.com

The deal originally had Phoenix and New Orleans as facilitators, but that came apart late yesterday afternoon Pacific time. Late last night, Portland became the third team and Pavlovic was included. The amended details were still being learned as the Herald’s final print deadline passed, but the Celts will clearly be ecstatic to acquire the coveted 6-foot-5 Lee without disturbing their main rotation. Boston Herald

According to the sources, the Celtics will send JaJuan Johnson, E’Twaun Moore, Sean Williams, and a 2013 second-round pick to Houston for Lee, who will be entering his fifth NBA season. Johnson, Moore, and Williams will earn a combined $2.7 million next season, and the Celtics could also sign an additional player, such as Mickael Pietrus or Keyon Dooling, to include in the deal to be able to increase Lee’s salary. Boston Globe

July 19, 2012 Updates

Sean Deveney: #Celtics-#Rockets Courtney Lee deal NOT done. JaJuan Johnson hasn't requested trade from HOU, but he'd welcome it, given the # of HOU PFs. Twitter

June 27, 2012 Updates
February 2, 2012 Updates

With JaJuan Johnson seeing so little time this season for the Boston Celtics, head coach Doc Rivers told CSNNE.com that there have been conversations about sending him to the D-League and there will likely be more in the future. But Rivers quickly added that it won't happen anytime soon. Based on Johnson's play on Wednesday night, it's understandable why Rivers wants to keep him with the Big boys. "I know I've said this before, and I'm going to say it again, this kid can play," Rivers said. "And he'll get his chance to play for us, sooner or later; I'd say probably sooner rather than later." CSNNE.com

January 7, 2012 Updates

Celtics rookies JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore have combined for a mere 34 minutes of floor time through the first eight games of the 2011-12 season, but coach Doc Rivers said Friday night he's both encouraged by their early progress and that he would prefer not to send them to the D- League given their value to the parent club during a game-heavy season. "This year, I hope we can keep everyone up, honestly, because I think there will be games where guys will be sitting and guys will be going, so I don’t know about the D-League this year," said Rivers. "I don’t know if that hurts them or helps them, honestly, but we have to think about the team this year, and I think it would probably be better for them to hang around us." ESPN.com

December 14, 2011 Updates

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