Johnson Gets Second Shot With Grizzlies

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Memphis, Tenn. – The Memphis Grizzlies signed guard/forward Chris Johnson to a second 10-day contract, Grizzlies General Manager and Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Wallace announced today.


Johnson (6-6, 201) has posted 5.8 points and 1.8 rebounds on .440 shooting (.333 3FG shooting) in 18.4 minutes in five games after signing his first 10-day contract with Memphis on Jan. 23.  The 22-year-old rookie scored a career-high 11 points on Jan. 25 vs. Brooklyn.


Prior to joining the Grizzlies, the University of Dayton product averaged 12.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.81 steals on .439 shooting (.419 3FG shooting) in 29.0 minutes in 21 games (nine starts) for the NBA Development League’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers this season.  The Orlando native ranked fourth in the D-League in three-pointers made (54), sixth in three-point field goal percentage, tied for sixth in steals (38) and 12th in steals per game with the Vipers.