Charles Barkley on being misquoted in his autobiography: "That was my fault. I should have read it before it came out."

 
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20  -  Chris Johnson - PF/C, 6'11, 210
Free agent - Last played with Zhejiang Lions (China, 2014)
       Date of birth: 07/17/1985
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2009
     Out of: LSU
  NBA Experience: 3 years
  Hand: Right

When: Where:
July 2009 New Jersey Nets/Philadelphia 76ers (Summer League, joint team)
July 2009 - November 2009 Aliaga (Turkey)
December 2009 PBG Poznan (Poland)
January 2010 - June 2010 Turow Zgorzelec (Poland)
September 2010 - October 2010 Boston Celtics (NBA)
November 2010 - January 2011 Dakota Wizards (D-League)
January 2011 - February 2011 Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
February 2011 Dakota Wizards (D-League)
February 2011 - March 2011 Boston Celtics (NBA)
March 2011 Dakota Wizards (D-League)
March 2011 - March 2012 Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
March 2012 - April 2012 New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
July 2012 D-League Select Team (Summer League)
September 2012 - October 2012 Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
December 2012 - January 2013 Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
January 2013 - October 2013 Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
November 2013 - June 2014 Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (China)


Date
League
Transaction
29th July, 2009 Turkey Signed a one year contract with Aliaga Petkim.
November 2009 Turkey Left Aliaga Petkim.
3rd December, 2009 Poland Signed for the remainder of the season with PBG Poznan.
21st December, 2009 Poland Signing with Poznan rescinded due to procedural errors.
8th January, 2010 Poland Signed for the remainder of the season with Turow Zgorzalec.
27th September, 2010 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Boston.
1st October, 2010 NBA Waived by Boston.
1st November, 2010 D-League Drafted 9th overall in the 2010 D-League Draft by Dakota Wizards.
24th January, 2011 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with Portland.
4th February, 2011 D-League Re-acquired by Dakota Wizards.
24th February, 2011 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with Boston.
6th March, 2011 D-League Re-acquired by Dakota Wizards.
14th March, 2011 NBA Signed an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2012 with Portland.
15th March, 2012 NBA Waived by Portland.
19th March, 2012 NBA Claimed off waivers by New Orleans.
18th April, 2012 NBA Waived by New Orleans.
27th September, 2012 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Minnesota.
27th October, 2012 NBA Waived by Minnesota.
13th December, 2012 D-League Acquired by Santa Cruz Warriors.
19th January, 2013 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with Minnesota.
29th January, 2013 NBA Signed a second 10 day contract with Minnesota.
8th February, 2013 NBA Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2014 with Minnesota.
26th October, 2013 NBA Waived by Minnesota.
23rd November, 2013 China Signed a one year contract with Zhejiang Guangsha Lions.


From blog:


   Really Overdue 2010 D-League Draft Review
2010-11-15

9th: - Dakota Wizards - Chris Johnson, LSU

Johnson is fresh from a training camp stint with the Boston Celtics; however, he was not an allocation player of the Maine Red Claws. They instead opted for Boston's other camp cuts; Stephane Lasme, Mario West and Jamar Smith. About him in training camp, I wrote this:

Johnson is a former LSU big man who graduated in 2009, averaging 7.7ppg, 7.2rpg and 2.7bpg in his senior season. His first professional career was a disjointed affair, featuring only short stays in both Poland and Turkey, and he did not play in summer league this year. Johnson's shot blocking skills are self-evident, and he's an athletic 6'11 interior player, which is always intriguing. However, he's thin, not good at physical play, and not a good offensive player, turning it over too much and being unable to finish at high percentages around the basket. Unless it's a dunk, of course.


Johnson never played for the Celtics in preseason and thus awaits his NBA debut. Like Vernon Goodridge, he's been more potential than production thus far.

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   We're Adding A Little Something To This Month's Sales Contest. As You All Know, First Prize Is A Cadillac El Dorado.
2010-09-28

Johnson is a former LSU big man who graduated in 2009, averaging 7.7ppg, 7.2rpg and 2.7bpg in his senior season. His first professional career was a disjointed affair, featuring only short stays in both Poland and Turkey, and he did not play in summer league this year. Johnson's shot blocking skills are self-evident, and he's an athletic 6'11 interior player, which is always intriguing. However, he's thin, not good at physical play, and not a good offensive player, turning it over too much and being unable to finish at high percentages around the basket. Unless it's a dunk, of course.

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   Top 101 NBA Ten-Day Contract Candidates (When 20 Would Probably Have Been Enough)
2011-01-05

Chris Johnson - Johnson has taken his training camp contract with the Boston Celtics, and turned it into a hugely productive D-League season. Starting at centre for the Dakota Wizards, Hunter is averaging 17.1 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.1 blocks in 38 minutes per game, a lone bright spot in the Wizards's otherwise tortuous 4-13 season. Johnson is only averaging 1.3 assists per game, compared to 3.3 turnovers per game, but this is explainable with a look at the Wizards's god awful floor spacing. In 17 games, the team has hit only 40 total three pointers, shooting 23.4% as a team from downtown. Starting point guard Darren Cooper leads the team with 10 makes, but he's taken 50 tries to do it; the second leading three point shooter is his backup, Brandon Johnson, yet Johnson is shooting only 8-36 from downtown. Ironically, the team's leader in three point percentage is Johnson, who is 1-2. Johnson has always been a good jumpshooter, which, combined with his athleticism, height and shotblocking, makes him an interesting prospect in a modern NBA that favours this skillset.

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