When the Indiana Pacers acquired guard Evan Turner and power forward Lavoy Allen from the Philadelphia 76ers last week, Danny Granger, who was traded to the 76ers, wasn’t the only casualty.
To create room to acquire both players, the Pacers waived second-year guard Orlando Johnson.
It appears Johnson has quickly found a home.
According to sources of Sean Cunningham of News10 in Sacramento, the Sacramento Kings will sign Orlando Johnson to a 10-day contract to replace former first round pick Jimmer Fredette, who is expected to complete a buyout agreement with the Kings Wednesday.
"The Sacramento Kings are expected to sign shooting guard Orlando Johnson on Wednesday, once they complete a buyout of Jimmer Fredette, two sources tell News10.Fredette and the Kings were still negotiating a buyout on to release the former BYU star on Tuesday evening. Kings head coach Michael Malone said before Tuesday’s game against the Houston Rockets that Fredette and the team will likely part ways on Wednesday.According to two sources with knowledge of the situation who are not authorized to speak publicly on the matter, Sacramento will then sign Johnson, who was recently waived by the Indiana Pacers. The signing is believed to be a 10-day contract."
Johnson, who was the 36th overall pick of the the 2012 Draft, has appeared in 38 games this season. He’s averaging 2.4 points and 1.3 rebounds in 9.0 minutes per game after averaging 4.0 points and 2.2 rebounds in 12.1 minutes per game in 51 games last season.