Johnson was waived by the Grizzlies on Tuesday in order to make room for MarShon Brooks' 10-day contract. Johnson was traded to the Grizzlies in exchange for James Ennis earlier in the season, though didn't play a significant role once arriving. He appeared in nine games, averaging 3.0 points and 2.0 rebounds across 6.7 minutes. It's possible the former late-first-round draft pick latches on with a 10-day deal somewhere else this season, though there is also a strong possibility we may have to wait until next season to see him again.
Johnson did not see the floor during Wednesday's 119-110 loss to the Bulls. Johnson has been a healthy scratch in each of the last two games, combining for a grand total of 28 minutes in his four appearances since being dealt to the Grizzlies prior to the trade deadline. Unless this trend reverses in the very near future, Johnson can safely be left on the waiver wire.
Johnson was traded to the Grizzlies on Thursday for James Ennis, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Midway through his second NBA season, Brice Johnson has appeared in just 12 NBA games and has now been traded for a second time after being part of the deal that sent Blake Griffin to the Pistons. This appears to be a rebuilding Grizzlies team taking a chance on a young player in Johnson, but with the team already having a multitude of young frontcourt players in its rotation, it's hard to see where Johnson could find minutes this season. So, as a result, Johnson will likely continue spending majority of the regular season in the G-League.
Johnson was assigned to the G-League's Grand Rapids Drive, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports. Johnson was acquired from the Clippers in the trade that brought Blake Griffin to the Pistons, though it appears coach Stan Van Gundy might not have an immediate use for him. As a result, he'll be sent down to the G-League to probably see some run with the Drive.
Johnson is available to make his Pistons debut Thursday against Memphis, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports. It's unclear what kind of role Johnson will play with his new team. He appeared in just nine games for the Clippers, posting 1.8 points and 1.4 rebounds across 4.2 minutes per game.
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