Chris Johnson (basketball, born 1985)

Chris Johnson (born July 17, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Cedevita Zagreb of the ABA League and the Croatian League. He played college basketball for LSU. Currently he signed contract with Homenetmen Beirut.

Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson at Assisting Australia fundraiser.jpg
Johnson at a fundraiser in June 2011
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PositionCenter / Power forward
LeagueB.League
Personal information
Born (1985-07-17) July 17, 1985 (age 34)
Washington, D.C.
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight231 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High schoolColonial Beach
(Westmoreland County, Virginia)
Laurinburg Institute
(Laurinburg, North Carolina)
CollegeLSU (2005–2009)
NBA draft2009 / Undrafted
Playing career2009–present
Career history
2009Aliağa Petkim
2010Turów Zgorzelec
2010–2011Dakota Wizards
2011Portland Trail Blazers
2011Boston Celtics
20112012Portland Trail Blazers
2011Santo Domingo
2012New Orleans Hornets
2012–2013Santa Cruz Warriors
2013Minnesota Timberwolves
2013–2014Zhejiang Lions
2014Zhejiang Golden Bulls
2015Türk Telekom
2016Capitanes de Arecibo
2017Anhui Dragons
2017–2018Cedevita Zagreb
2018–2019Homenetmen Beirut B.C.
2019-2020Shabab Al Ahli
2020-presentSeaHorses Mikawa
Career highlights and awards

High school and collegeEdit

Born in Washington, D.C., Johnson attended Colonial Beach High School in Westmoreland County, Virginia, Notre Dame Acadmey (Middleburg, Va) and the Laurinburg Institute in Laurinburg, North Carolina before enrolling at Louisiana State University. He played for the LSU Tigers from 2005 to 2009. Chris is second on LSU’s all-time block’s list, only behind Shaquille O’Neil.

Professional careerEdit

2009–10 seasonEdit

After going undrafted in the 2009 NBA draft, Johnson joined the New Jersey Nets / Philadelphia 76ers combined team for the 2009 NBA Summer League.[1] He later signed with Aliağa Petkim of Turkey for the 2009–10 season. However, he later left after 2 games. In December 2009, he joined PBG Basket Poznań of Poland but left before appearing in a game for them. On January 8, 2010, he signed with Turów Zgorzelec for the rest of the season.[2]

2010–11 seasonEdit

On November 1, 2010, Johnson was selected with the 9th overall pick in the 2010 NBA D-League draft by the Dakota Wizards. On January 24, 2011, he signed a 10-day contract with the Portland Trail Blazers.[3] On February 4, 2011, he returned to the Dakota Wizards. On February 24, he signed a 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics.[4] On March 6, 2011, he returned to the Wizards. On March 14, he re-signed with the Portland Trail Blazers for the remainder of the 2010–11 season.[5]

2011–12 seasonEdit

During the 2011 NBA lockout, Johnson played for and won a championship with Leones de Santo Domingo of the Dominican Basketball League.[6] Following the lockout, he re-joined the Blazers for the 2011–12 season.

On March 15, 2012, Johnson was waived by the Trail Blazers.[7] On March 20, he was claimed off waivers by the New Orleans Hornets.[8] On April 18, 2012, he was waived by the Hornets.[9]

2012–13 seasonEdit

In July 2012, he joined the NBA D-League Select team for the 2012 NBA Summer League.[10] In September 2012, Johnson signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves.[11] However, he was later waived by the Timberwolves on October 27.[12]

On December 14, 2012, Johnson was acquired by the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA D-League.[13] On January 19, 2013, Johnson signed a 10-day contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves.[14][15] On January 29, 2013, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Timberwolves.[16] On February 8, 2013, he signed with the Timberwolves for the remainder of the season.[17] On October 26, 2013, he was waived by the Timberwolves.[18]

2013–14 seasonEdit

In November 2013, Johnson signed with the Zhejiang Lions of China for the 2013–14 season.[19]

2014–15 seasonEdit

On September 26, 2014, Johnson signed with Miami Heat.[20] However, he was later waived by the Heat on October 13, 2014.[21] In November 2014, he signed with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls as a short-term injury replacement for Charles Gaines.[22] Following the return of Gaines, he left the Golden Bulls in mid-December after appearing in 11 games.

On January 20, 2015, Johnson signed with Türk Telekom of Turkey for the rest of the season.[23]

2015–16 seasonEdit

On September 28, 2015, Johnson signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.[24] However, he was later waived by the Cavaliers on October 17 after appearing in four preseason games.[25] On February 15, 2016, he signed with Capitanes de Arecibo of the Puerto Rican League.[26]

NBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Portland 10 1 10.6 .389 .000 .722 2.7 .2 .3 .6 2.7
2010–11 Boston 4 0 8.0 .667 .000 1.000 1.3 .3 .0 .8 1.5
2011–12 Portland 20 0 4.7 .478 .000 .833 .9 .1 .1 .4 1.6
2011–12 New Orleans 7 0 11.7 .500 .000 .714 3.1 .1 .7 .1 3.3
2012–13 Minnesota 30 0 9.5 .640 .000 .618 2.0 .3 .2 .9 3.9
Career 71 1 8.4 .562 .000 .699 1.9 .2 .2 .6 2.9

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011 Portland 4 0 4.8 1.000 .000 1.000 1.3 .0 .0 .5 1.0
Career 4 0 4.8 1.000 .000 1.000 1.3 .0 .0 .5 1.0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NETS: 2009 Summer League". NBA.com. Archived from the original on February 3, 2014. Retrieved January 8, 2010.
  2. ^ "Turow tabs Chris Johnson". Sportando.com. January 8, 2010. Retrieved January 8, 2010.
  3. ^ "TRAIL BLAZERS SIGN CENTER CHRIS JOHSON". NBA.com. January 24, 2011. Archived from the original on January 26, 2013. Retrieved January 24, 2011.
  4. ^ "C's ink Johnson to 10-day contract". ESPN.com. February 24, 2011. Retrieved February 24, 2011.
  5. ^ "TRAIL BLAZERS SIGN CENTER CHRIS JOHSON FOR REMAINDER OF SEASON". NBA.com. March 14, 2011. Archived from the original on March 17, 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2011.
  6. ^ Freeman, Joe (November 7, 2011). "Rip City Basketball Classic notes: Wesley Matthews healthy, Jamal Crawford lobbies to be a Trail Blazer and Chris Johnson details Dominican adventure". OregonLive.com. Retrieved November 8, 2011.
  7. ^ "Trail Blazers Acquire Mehmet Okur, Shawne Williams and 2012 First Round Pick From New Jersey". Scores.fm. March 15, 2012. Archived from the original on March 3, 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2012.
  8. ^ "HORNETS CLAIM CHRIS JOHNSON OFF WAIVERS". NBA.com. March 20, 2012. Retrieved March 20, 2012.
  9. ^ "HORNETS SIGN DARRYL WATKINS". NBA.com. April 18, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2012.
  10. ^ "NBA Development League: 2012 Select Team Bio: Chris Johnson". NBA.com. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  11. ^ "Wolves Announce 2012-13 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  12. ^ "Timberwolves waive Mike Harris and Chris Johnson". InsideHoops.com. October 27, 2012. Retrieved October 27, 2012.
  13. ^ "Santa Cruz Warriors Acquire Forward Chris Johnson". NBA.com. December 14, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012.
  14. ^ "MInnesota Timberwolves Sign Santa Cruz Warriors Center Chris Johnson for Year's 16th Call-Up". NBA.com. January 19, 2013. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  15. ^ "Wolves Sign Chris Johnson To 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. January 19, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  16. ^ "Wolves Sign Chris Johnson To 2nd 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. January 29, 2013. Retrieved January 29, 2013.
  17. ^ "Johnson, Gelabale To Stay For Rest Of Season". NBA.com. February 8, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
  18. ^ "Timberwolves waive center Chris Johnson". InsideHoops.com. October 26, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
  19. ^ "Chris Johnson moves to Guangsha Lions of China". Sportando.com. November 23, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2013.
  20. ^ "HEAT Signs Chris Johnson". NBA.com. September 26, 2014. Retrieved September 26, 2014.
  21. ^ "HEAT Waive Johnson and Williams". NBA.com. October 13, 2014. Retrieved October 13, 2014.
  22. ^ Pick, David (November 15, 2014). "Chris Johnson is headed back to Asia..." Twitter.com. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  23. ^ "Chris Johnson inks with Turk Telekom Ankara". Sportando.com. January 20, 2015. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  24. ^ "Cavaliers Announce 2015-16 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. September 28, 2015. Archived from the original on September 29, 2015. Retrieved September 28, 2015.
  25. ^ "Cavs Sign Forward/Center Jack Cooley". NBA.com. October 17, 2015. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  26. ^ "Capitanes de Arecibo land Chris Johnson, part ways with Dylan Page". Sportando.com. February 15, 2016. Retrieved February 15, 2016.

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