Johnson was waived by the Bucks Saturday, Michael Scotto of The Associated Press reports. Johnson has been buried on the Bucks' depth chart throughout training camp, thus rendering this decision unsurprising. Outside of five games with the Pelicans last season, Johnson spent the majority of his time in the D-League. He figures to head there again as he awaits another opportunity.
Johnson will start Saturday in the Bucks' matchup with the Bulls. Johnson will draw his start of the preseason on Saturday. He figures to see a minutes increase as long as he remains in the starting lineup.
Johnson signed a training camp deal with the Bucks on Saturday, Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops reports. Johnson inked a pair of 10-day deals from the Suns and Pelicans last season, but was unable to stick around very long with either squad. In seven combined appearances, Johnson averaged 3.7 points and 2.1 rebounds in 14.4 minutes per game while shooting 26.5 percent from the field. Johnson faces long odds of cracking the Bucks' roster due to his lack of a guaranteed contract, but he'll at least provide some depth on the wing during training camp. In the event that he gets cut, Johnson is expected to head to the Chinese National Basketball League after signing with a club there in July.
Johnson recently agreed to a contract with a team in China's National Basketball League, international basketball writer David Pick reports. Johnson appeared in seven games with the Suns and Pelicans last season, but wasn't able to parlay either of his 10-day deals with those clubs into a longer-term contract. He should be in line for a bigger payday by moving over to China, but will need to play well there before resurfacing in the NBA.
Johnson wasn't re-signed by the Pelicans on Sunday after his 10-day contract with the team expired, Brett Dawson of the New Orleans Advocate reports. The Pelicans effectively replaced Johnson with fellow 10-day signee Tim Frazier, who has scored in double figures in each of his first three games with the team. During his short stay with the Pelicans, Johnson appeared in five games, during which he averaged two points on 23.5 percent shooting to go with 1.2 rebounds over 10.8 minutes.
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