Johnson was let go by the Rockets on Friday, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Johnson seemingly couldn't impress the Houston brass enough to make the team. He last played in the NBA back in 2015-16, when he averaged 2.9 points per game.
Johnson is expected to sign a partially guaranteed contract with the Rockets on Friday, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
After spending his first four years in the league with five different organizations, Johnson was unable to find any suitors last season and spent the 2016-17 campaign in the G-League instead. While playing in 32 games with Rio Grande Valley, Johnson averaged 13.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.0 steal across 31.8 minutes. The fact that Johnson only received a partial guarantee means he'll have to battle for a roster spot throughout training camp. That said, the 27-year-old forward may eventually have to settle for another year in the G-League or overseas.
The Jazz opted to waive Johnson on Saturday, David Locke of WeAreUtahJazz.com reports.
Johnson was buried on the depth chart throughout training camp, and never figured to have much of a shot at making the final roster. The 26-year-old will likely end up in the D-League, and look for another opportunity from there.
Johnson isn't expected to crack the Jazz's 15-man roster for the start of the regular season, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
After second-round draft pick Joel Bolomboy was officially signed earlier this weekend, the Jazz now have 17 players under contract heading into training camp. Since the Jazz are particularly deep at the small forward spot after adding Joe Johnson to the ranks earlier this offseason, Chris Johnson, a minor role player last season, appears most at risk of missing out on a roster berth. Unless Johnson has an outstanding training camp, it's unlikely the Jazz will be anxious to clear room for him after he shot just 37.1 percent from the field across his 70 appearances in 2015-16.
Johnson averaged just over 12 minutes on the court in 70 appearances for Utah during the 2015-16 season.
Johnson provided the Jazz with depth off the bench for much of the season while Gordon Hayward and Joe Ingles remaining relatively healthy for much of the year. At 25 years old, Johnson has already been deployed by five different NBA teams over his first four years in the league and could be in store for yet another destination next season as he heads into free agency this offseason. Regardless of where the former Dayton standout ends up, Johnson will likely assume a limited role yet again as an athletic small forward who struggles with shooting efficiency.
Johnson will draw the start Wednesday against the Warriors.
Rodney Hood will not play as he is nursing a sore back, which will result in a rare start for Johnson. In his only other start this season he posted 14 points, eight rebounds, one assist, and two steals in 31 minutes. He will likely battle Trey Burke and Joe Ingles for minutes. It is unclear how long Hood will be sidelined with his back injury, so Johnson could potentially draw a few more starts if he remains out.
Johnson managed two points (1-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt), three rebounds, two blocks, and one assist in 20 minutes during the Jazz's 104-94 loss to the Raptors on Wednesday.
Johnson has appeared in 51 games this season, with averages of 3.1 points, two rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.3 blocks in 13 minutes per contest. Part of the reason Johnson saw so many minutes on Wednesday could have been due to starter Rodney Hood (head) exiting the game. However, this was the 10th time that Johnson has earned 20 minutes or more this season.
Johnson (toe) tallied four points (1-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, and two steals across 19 minutes in Thursday's 103-89 loss to the Wizards.
Johnson was unable to finish out the Jazz's final game before the All-Star break back on Feb. 10 against the Pelicans due to a sprained right toe, but the extensive time off afforded him enough recovery. The 25-year-old is averaging 3.3 points and 3.3 rebounds across 16.1 minutes in seven February appearances.
Johnson suffered a sprained right big toe in Wednesday's game against New Orleans, Jody Genessy of the Deseret News reports.
Johnson limped out of the locker room and was taken for X-rays, which came back negative. As such, with the All-Star game coming up, it's possible he'll be ready to go for their upcoming contest next Thursday against the Wizards, but there is no timetable for his return.
Johnson scored 10 points (3-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT) to go with five rebounds, three assists, and three steals in 19 minutes during the Jazz's 102-73 win versus the Hornets on Wednesday.
Johnson has been earning 18 minutes per game during the month of January, and he has also seen double digit minutes in 16 of his last 18 appearances. Johnson is unlikely to see his role increase much more than it has already, but he has enjoyed a steady flow of minutes since Alec Burks (ankle) got hurt towards the end of December.
Johnson (illness) played 14 minutes off the bench in Thursday's loss to the Kings.
Johnson was able to battle through his illness, but he tallied just three rebounds and no other statistics besides four fouls. He has seen an uptick in playing time of late, receiving at least 10 minutes in 10 of his last 12 games after doing so just twice previously this season.
Johnson is dealing with a mild case of the stomach flu, and is considered probable for Thursday's game against the Kings.
It appears unlikely that Johnson's mild illness will keep him out of any game action, but he'll still have to battle for minutes in Utah's rotation. Any fantasy owners should monitor his situation prior to game time.
Johnson tallied 14 points (6-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt), four rebounds, three assists, a pair of blocks and a pair of steals over 31 minutes in Saturday's 98-83 victory over the Heat.
The four-year pro put together a serviceable performance in place of the ailing Rodney Hood (ankle), with his five turnovers being the only blemish. Johnson was excellent from the field, and played a solid on the defensive end as well with a pair of blocks and thefts apiece. Typically having received minutes in the single digits until late December, Johnson has seen an uptick in usage lately, averaging 17 minutes per game over his last nine contests. Outings like Saturday's could certainly earn him additional time on the floor.
Johnson will start Saturday against the Heat.
Johnson will take advantage of a wing rotation without the services of Rodney Hood (ankle). In his last four games, Johnson has put up six points (on 47 percent shooting), 1.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.0 three-pointer in 16 minutes per contest.
Johnson is expected to start Saturday's game versus the Heat, David Locke of the Jazz's official site reports.
With Rodney Hood (ankle) joining Alec Burks (ankle) and Dante Exum (knee) on the sideline, the Jazz have been reduced to Gordon Hayward, Trey Burke, Joe Ingles, and Chris Johnson on the wing. Burke and Ingles are ideally reserves, leaving Johnson as the most viable option to keep the typical rotations intact. In four games since the calendar flipped to 2016, Johnson has averaged six points (on 47 percent shooting), 1.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.0 three-pointer in 16 minutes.
Johnson received a DNP-CD for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.
Johnson has seen unstable playing time this season, although he's made 18 appearances for coach Quin Snyder. Barring a wave of injuries in Utah, the former Dayton standout will provide an ancillary role off the bench during his fourth year in the Association.
Johnson didn't play Monday against Golden State.
The 25-year-old hasn't participated in Utah's past two games and is averaging 4.7 minutes of playing time in the 2015-16 season. Since Johnson is at the bottom of the depth charts, opportunities for him to play in the future could be limited.
Jazz forward Chris Johnson (concussion) has been cleared to play in Tuesday's exhibition against the Lakers, the Deseret News reports.
Johnson passed all NBA-mandated concussion tests following the head injury he suffered during practice last week. Though Johnson will likely see some playing time Tuesday, he's likely too far down the Jazz's depth chart to make a serious push for an opening night roster spot.
The Jazz have signed small forward Chris Johnson to a multiyear deal, the team announced Thursday.
Johnson signed a 10-day contract with the Jazz in late January and appeared in two games with the team. He's also spent time with the 76ers and Bucks this season, the latter of which chose not to re-sign him for the remainder of the year Thursday.
The Bucks have opted not to re-sign small forward Chris Johnson after his second 10-day contract expired, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Johnson has played a total of 19 games with three different teams this season. He appeared in eight games while with the Bucks, averaging 3.9 points and 16.0 minutes per game.