HoopsHype Chris Johnson rumors


March 26, 2015 Updates

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed forward Chris Johnson to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, financial terms were not released. Johnson re-joins the team following a 10-day contract with the Jazz from Jan. 28 through Feb. 6, during which time he appeared in two games and averaged 7.0 points, 1.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals in 19.0 minutes per game. NBA.com

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On Friday night, Chris Johnson had the best game in his short time with the Utah Jazz. On Saturday, he was out of a job. The Jazz did not offer Johnson another deal after his 10-day contract expired. And that, despite the team’s lack of wing players and his nine-point, three-assist effort in the team’s 100-93 loss the night before in Phoenix. Deseret News

Jazz coach Quin Snyder said the team liked what Johnson showed in his week and a half with the organization after being called up from the D-League. “Chris did everything we asked,” Snyder said. Deseret News

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The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed forward Chris Johnson of the NBA Development League’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers to a 10-day contract. Johnson becomes the NBA’s 24th overall NBA D-League Call-Up of the 2014-15 season and the 22nd different player to be called up. Per team policy, financial terms were not released. Following the move, the Jazz roster now stands at 15 players. NBA.com

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Chris Johnson signed a deal to play in Turkey with Turk Telekom Ankara. Johnson comes from Zhejiang in China where he was averaging 19 points and 12 rebounds per game. Sportando

November 15, 2014 Updates

Covington was eligible for the 2013 NBA Draft following a standout four-year career at Tennessee State. He earned Second Team All-Ohio Valley Conference honors as a senior and a sophomore and First Team distinction as a junior. In a related move, the Sixers waived Chris Johnson. NBA.com

Chris Johnson was the 76er, who received the pink slip to make room for Robert Covington. The team will sign Covington, a 6-foot-9, 215-pound forward on Saturday. He could join the team as early as that day and will be available to play for the Sixers (0-9) on Monday at the San Antonio Spurs. They had to waive Johnson to make room on the 15-man roster. Philadelphia Inquirer

According to a league source, the Sixers have also been in contact with former Syracuse powe forward Arinze Onuaku. However, the source added that he didn't know how serious those discussions were. The 6-9, 275-pounder played a total of five games last season with the New Orleans Pelicans and Cleveland Cavaliers. Covington was called up from the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League team. Philadelphia Inquirer

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