Boston Celtics give Chris Johnson a second 10-day contract

Jan 21, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat power forward Chris Andersen (11) defends Boston Celtics small forward Chris Johnson (12) in the second half at American Airlines Arena. The Heat won 93-86. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 21, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat power forward Chris Andersen (11) defends Boston Celtics small forward Chris Johnson (12) in the second half at American Airlines Arena. The Heat won 93-86. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Swingman Chris Johnson is staying with the Boston Celtics for at least 10 more days.

According to Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston, the Celtics signed Johnson to a second 10-day contract on Tuesday.

Johnson’s contract expired after the game, but he traveled to New York with the Celtics in advance of Tuesday’s game against the Knicks, indicating he was likely to sign another 10-day pact.

Johnson originally signed with Boston on Jan. 17 after appearing in 20 games for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League. The Celtics will have to decide next month if they want to sign Johnson for the rest of the season.

Players are not allowed to sign three consecutive 10-day contracts with a team, which is why Forsberg says the Celtics will have a decision to make.

Johnson has appeared in four games since signing with the Celtics. He’s averaging 10.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game. He’s shooting 48.3% from the field, 29.4% from beyond the arc and 100.0% from the free throw line.

Johnson and the Celtics will be in New York to take on the Knicks Tuesday night at 7:30 pm EST.

Topics: Boston Celtics, Chris Johnson

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