The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed center Chris Johnson to a 10-day contract. He is the eighth Gatorade call-up of the 2010-11 season and is the first player to earn two separate call-ups. Johnson previously was with the Celtics during their training camp in October.
Johnson, a 6’11” center, has averaged 16.9 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.8 blocks in 32.7 minutes per game for the Dakota Wizards of the NBA Development League. He has previously played for the Portland Trail Blazers earlier this season making two appearances averaging 2.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in 8.0 minutes per game. He has recorded 15 double-doubles this season and recorded a high of 34 points against Rio Grande Valley on 1/22/11.
He's going to wear Semih's number 86. Didn't take long for that, huh? I'm surprised they even had time to sew a new name on there.