Jan 23, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Chris Johnson (20) against the Brooklyn Nets at the Target Center. The Nets defeated the Timberwolves 91-83. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Sacramento Kings to sign Chris Johnson


After the Sacramento Kings chose to give up on guard Jimmer Fredette and waived him (Fredette has since signed with the Chicago Bulls), they signed Orlando Johnson to a 10-day contract.

The Kings, however, will not be signing Johnson again and instead have given Chris Johnson another shot at the NBA, according to Mark Deeks of Sham Sports.

Tomorrow, the Sacramento Kings will sign former LSU, Celtics, Blazers, Hornets and Timberwolves big man Chris Johnson. It is not known at this time whether it will be for the remainder of the season, multiple seasons, or a 10 day deal.

Johnson has spent this season in China, averaging 20.0 points, 11.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 29 games for Zhejiang Guangsha Lions. The 28 year old is known for his length, athleticism and shotblocking.

Johnson attended LSU from 2006-2009 and went undrafted in the 2009 NBA Draft. He played in Turkey, Poland and in the D-League before joining the Portland Trail Blazers in 2011. After that, he signed with the Boston Celtics. After a stint in the Dominican Republic, he joined the New Orleans Hornets (now the Pelicans).

He was with the Minnesota Timberwolves last season.

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