Johnson was recalled from the G-League's Memphis Hustle on Wednesday. Johnson has not appeared in a game for the Grizzlies since being traded to the team from the Clippers. In 26 G-League games this season for three different teams, he's averaged 13.3 points and 9.4 rebounds across 27.5 minutes.
Johnson provided 17 points (7-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists and two steals during Thursday's loss at Sioux Falls. The North Carolina product has fluctuated between leagues and teams lately but in his last seven G-League games, he has been able to produce a double-double in six of those, including Tuesday. During that span, Johnson is averaging monster numbers of 18.0 points and 12.6 rebounds. The 23-year-old has proven that no matter what team he is on, he is capable of generating outstanding performances.
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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