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Johnson in uniform at Sixers media day, less than 24 hours after signing

The most surprising member of Sixers media day on Monday afternoon was Chris Johnson, the 6-foot-6 swingman from Dayton that the Sixers had just claimed off waivers less than 24 hours beforehand. Johnson was waived by the Boston Celtics last Thursday as part of the deal which sent current Sixer Keith Bogans to Cleveland. Needless to say it’s been quite a whirlwind for Johnson...
Via Philadunkia
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson Claimed By 76ers Off Waivers

Chris Johnson was claimed by the Philadelphia 76ers off free agency waivers, according to sources. Johnson was recently waived by the Boston Celtics.
Via RealGM
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Waive Malcolm Thomas and John Lucas III, Sixers Grab Chris Johnson

In a continuation of the Keith Bogans trade, the Boston Celtics waived Malcolm Thomas and John Lucas III, as expected and Chris Johnson found a new home, also as expected. 
Via CLNS Radio
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics waive John Lucas III and Malcolm Thomas (as expected); Sixers sign Chris Johnson

Two guys on non-guaranteed deals acquired in the Keith Bogans trade, this was basically just a formality:ESPN sources say that the Boston Celtics have officially waived John Lucas III and Malcolm Thomas— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) September 28, 2014The Evan Turner contract signing imminently awaits...It didn't take long for somebody to grab Chris Johnson, and it wouldn'...
Via Celtics Life
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics Waive John Lucas III, Malcolm Thomas; 76ers Sign Chris Johnson

As expected, two players acquired in the Keith Bogans trade will not enter training camp with the Boston Celtics. The Celtics waived John Lucas III and Malcolm Thomas on Sunday after acquiring them from the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday, sources told ESPN’s Marc Stein. Boston traded Bogans, who was on the Celtics’ books for $5.3 million this season after playing in just six...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Waived by Celtics, Johnson likely still has NBA future

Chris Johnson's time with the Celtics may be over, but his future in the NBA still has promise. The Celtics waived the 6-foot-6 guard, along with Chris Babb, on Thursday to make room for Erik Murphy, John Lucas III, Dwight Powell and Malcolm Thomas, who were acquired in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Once Johnson, 24, clears waivers, he can sign with any team of his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics cut Chris Johnson and Chris Babb, still have 16 guaranteed contracts, what's next?

Now that LeBron and Bogans are new best buds in Cleveland, here's how the Celtics roster is shaping up:- Chris Johnson and Chris Babb, both on non-guaranteed contracts, were waived.- Expect newcomers Malcolm Thomas and John Lucas III, also on non-guaranteed deals, to be waived as well.- Evan Turner will finally be signed to a real live NBA contract.- The other two players acquired...
Via Celtics Life
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Release Chris Babb, Chris Johnson

The Boston Celtics have released Chris Babb and Chris Johnson, the team announced. Both players signed with the Celtics last season.
Via RealGM
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump..Where Boston Is Ranked On U25 Talent

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Players: Chris Babb (24), Avery Bradley (23), Chris Johnson (24), Kelly Olynyk(23), Phil Pressey (23), Marcus Smart (20), Jared Sullinger (22), James Young(19), Tyler Zeller (24) The Celtics’ youth movement has...
Via Red's Army
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Celtics are still going to make at least one more trade this offseason, right?

The start of training camp is now only two weeks away, and Boston has it's first preseason game in three weeks (October 6).  As of this moment, the are 21 names listed on the Celtics training camp roster (from RealGM.com):League rules dictate that they must get this number down to 20 for camp, and 15 by the start of the season.  Technically Boston can do all this just by cutting...
Via Celtics Life
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Why hasn't Evan Turner been officially signed yet? Here are some theories

It was announced in late July that Evan Turner had agreed to terms with the Celtics. The terms haven't announced but it is believed to be a 2 year deal for a portion of the Mid Level Exception (so it will be less than $5M per year). For some reason, however, the deal has yet to be officially announced. Make no mistake, Evan Turner will be on the Celtics next year. That'...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson 'cautiously optimistic' about sticking with the Celtics

The Celtics have 18 players at the moment, and no more than 15 can make the opening night roster.  If no other trades are made, Chris Johnson and his non-guaranteed contract may be out of luck.  Via A. Sherrod Blakely, CSNNE spoke with Johnson's agent Marc Cornstein through a phone interview yesterday.  Said Cornstein:So far, everything has been positive. We're well aware...
Via Celtics Life
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump…Where Chris Johnson’s camp is cautiously optimistic

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Johnson’s contract status certainly has him on the outside looking-in, there are plenty of reasons the 6-foot-6 swingman’s camp is “cautiously optimistic” about his chances of sticking with the Green team...
Via Red's Army
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Young Celtics hit the gym with Bryan Doo

Bryan Doo, the Boston Celtics' head strength and conditioning coach, has been working with a lot of the younger C's this summer to get them into good physical shape for the upcoming season.Among those who Doo is working with in the above behind-the-scenes video are Phil Pressey, Kelly Olynyk, Chris Babb, and Chris Johnson. I would have liked to have seen some of the newly...
Via Celtics Life
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Young Celtics Challenging Themselves With Offseason Training Regimen (Video)

There is no offseason for a young NBA player fighting for a job. The Boston Celtics are stacked with players on non-guaranteed or rookie contracts, meaning all of them are expendable, and all of them realize it. That is why a group of them have been at the team’s training facility throughout the summer, not only working on their skills but also their strength, reflexes and flexibility...
Via NESN.com
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The Celtics have 18 players, who will make the cut?

Danny does know that you can only have 15 players, right? Of course he knows, but what's he doing with the Celtics roster? He's not setting off fireworks as projected. The minor moves have been questionable, and the plan hasn't been clear this summer. The Celtics have 18 players currently on the roster, with 3 players likely to be cut at camp, if not before camp in late...
Via Celtics Today
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics take flyer on former #2 overall pick Evan Turner

Celtics finishing deal for FA Evan Turner, sources tell Herald. He will get a portion of their mid-level exception. — Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) July 21, 2014 Well, I’ll be damned. A week ago when Jeff Goodman first reported the Celtics interest in Turner, I didn’t think there was room on the roster for another wing. While we await specifics on Turner’s salary, we know the...
Via Red's Army
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

What does the future hold for Phil Pressey, Chris Johnson, and Chris Babb? Brad Stevens isn't sure

After the Boston Celtics acquired Marcus Thornton and Tyler Zeller yesterday in a trade that allowed Cleveland to clear cap space for LeBron James, the C's roster has become considerably more crowded. Add in that they officially signed draftees James Young and Marcus Smart last night, and Avery Bradley's deal will become official shortly, which means the Celtics will have...
Via Celtics Life
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Marcus Thornton’s Contract Could Force Celtics To Make Cuts

With Marcus Thornton and Tyler Zeller reportedly on their way to Boston, the Celtics could be forced to make more corresponding moves for financial reasons. Thornton and Zeller, whom Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge netted as part of a three-team trade, are due to make roughly $10.3 million combined next season. That would put the Celtics above the $63.2 million...
Via NESN.com
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics crushed by Pacers, 96-77, in Game 2 of summer league action

The good news? The Celtics won the 1st and 4th quarters, which gives them two points in this weird summer league points standings competition.The bad news? They lost the second and third quarters by a combined score of 65-27, and turned what was once an 18-point lead into a 19-point loss.The important news? The score shouldn't matter for many folks. See the above box score for...
Via Celtics Life
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Free agency just started -- a breakdown of how much cap room the Celtics have

Tick tock, tick tock.NBA free agency began at midnight, opening the floodgates on what should be an insane few weeks. It looks as though LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are ready to return to the Heat at slight discounts, allowing Pat Riley to add some talent around them. But we have no idea just how much cap space they'll have, nor who they'll target. Carmelo Anthony...
Via Celtics Life
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics reveal full Summer League roster (and Colton Iverson is on it)

Colt 45 is back in the USA for the Orlando Summer LeagueThe Boston Celtics kick off their Orlando Summer League play on July 5th against the Miami Heat, and we finally know who will be suiting up for the C's.One name on the list is Colton Iverson, the 7 footer who was drafted last year at #53 by Boston, but has been playing in Turkey after failing to clinch a spot on the Celtics...
Via Celtics Life
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

TLM Podcast Ep. 31

Joined by Red Army’s John Karalis to talk Boston Celtics. The Celtics find themselves in unfamiliar territory — the lottery. To find out how Boston fans are reacting, John Karalis of RedsArmy.com joined us to speak for all Celtics fans (not really). Of the topics covered (time stamps estimated): Brad Stevens (his job this year, and how he fits long term) - 3:40 Rondo’s future...
Via The Lottery Mafia
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Love 'em or leave 'em: Which of the Celtics current players will be back next year?

Simple concept: The Celtics finished last season with 15 players on their roster, today we're going to vote on who will be back, and who won't be. Not exactly re-inventing the wheel, but let's see how many we can get right before Danny Ainge starts his wheeling and dealing. Let's get it started:Chris Babb: Babb has a team option for next season for just less than...
Via Celtics Life
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where there’s no rest for Rajon Rondo

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. While most players on non-playoff teams like the Celtics (25-57 this past season) catch the first flight out of town to some exotic destination only to return to Boston sometime near the end of the summer, a handful...
Via Red's Army
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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