Johnson was waived by the Nuggets on Saturday, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports. Johnson, the last player remaining on the Nuggets roster from the Ty Lawson trade, was waived in order to make space for Erick Green, who impressed Nuggets' brass throughout the preseason. Johnson could catch on with another team prior to the start of the season, but it seems more than likely he will join the Nuggets' D-League affiliate for the 2015 season.
The Nuggets have come to agreement on a trade that would send point guard Ty Lawson to the Rockets, according to a report by Yahoo, citing league sources. Lawson averaged 15.2 points and 9.6 assists last season. He was arrested for DUI in the offseason. The Rockets will send Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni, Nick Johnson and Joey Dorsey to Denver, as well as a protected 2016 first-round pick to Denver. Denver is including a 2017 second-round pick
With the injuries mounting, coach Kevin McHale will continue to increase the minutes of rookie guard Nick Johnson, according to the Houston Chronicle. Johnson played for more than 16 minutes off the bench in the Rockets' win on Sunday, more than he had in the six games combined he's played in since Jan. 2. "Nick's a guy we're going to play some," McHale said. "We're going to have to. We're down on bodies. I'm comfortable with Nick."
The Rockets assigned guard Nick Johnson to the Rio Grande Vipers of the NBA D-League, according to NBA.com. Johnson, 22, has played in 18 NBA games this season and has averages of 3.1 points and 1.3 rebounds per contest.
The Rockets recalled guard Nick Johnson from their NBA Development League team affiliate Rio Grande Vipers, the team announced. Johnson has played in 18 NBA games this season and has averages of 3.1 points and 1.3 rebounds per contest.
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