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Celtics sign Chris Johnson to second 10-day contract

Posted by Baxter Holmes, Globe Staff  January 28, 2014 11:03 AM

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NEW YORK – The Celtics formally announced Tuesday they have signed guard/forward Chris Johnson to a second 10-day contract.

Johnson is with the team and will be available when the Celtics face the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night.

In four games for the Celtics, Johnson, whom the team pulled out of the NBA's Development League, has averaged 10.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 assist in 26.6 minutes per game. He has also helped shore up their backcourt depth with injuries to Avery Bradley (sprained ankle) and Jerryd Bayless (sprained left big toe).

Seeing as this is Johnson's second 10-day contract with the Celtics, the team now faces a decision about what to do when those 10 days are up, because a player can only sign two 10-day contracts with the same team in one season.

If the team wants to retain the player after the second 10-day contract expired, the team must sign the player for the remainder of the season.

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