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Chris Johnson - SG/SF, 6'6, 201
Houston Rockets - Signed as a free agent in September 2017
       Date of birth: 04/29/1990
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2012
     Out of: Dayton
  NBA Experience: 4 years
  Hand: Left

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   2013 Summer League rosters, Vegas - D-League Select
2013-07-13

Chris Johnson

Johnson got a couple of unexpected training camp looks with the Clippers and Magic as a three-and-D candidate, and then got a couple of even more unexpected ten day contracts with the Grizzlies at the turn of the year. The rest of the year was spent with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, where he averaged a comparatively sedate 10.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game. Those numbers look far too small for a call-up candidate - nevertheless, Johnson is an off-the-ball role player, no matter what league he is in, so it makes sense logically.

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   Looking for an unsigned forward? These guys are available
2013-12-13

Chris Johnson - Johnson - the swingman from Dayton, not the big man from LSU - was a surprise call-up to the Grizzlies last season, a surprise on account of the limited nature of his game. That game is mostly limited to three point shooting and solid perimeter defense, yet this is fine in a Keith Bogans-style role. There are however candidates arguably better at both facets.

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   2014 Summer League rosters - Boston
2014-07-06

Chris Johnson - Johnson is also signed through 2017 and being taught to become the next Keith Bogans. Corner threes, catch and shoots, decent if slightly overstated man to man perimeter defense, and the like. He misses quite a lot of open shots from the corner and the wing so it's going swimmingly so far.

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