Celtics Interested In Chris Johnson

DENVER CO - FEBRUARY 24: Wilson Chandler #21 of the Denver Nuggets lays up a shot against Chris Johnson #86 of the Boston Celtics during NBA action at the Pepsi Center on February 24 2011 in Denver Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and or using this photograph User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Remember this guy? Doc seems to:

Doc talks Johnson, O'Neal - Boston Celtics Report - Chris Forsberg

Rivers confirmed that the Celtics have interest in recently released Chris Johnson, who had two cups of coffee with the team last season (one in training camp; another on a 10-day contract in February) before being signed by the Blazers. "We thought about just signing him for [Saturday's game] because he had that sensational game there last year in Denver," Rivers joked about Johnson's rushed debut with Boston on the heels of the Kendrick Perkins trade. "We were just going to sign him and say, ‘Run like a gazelle again.’ No, we are [interested]. We’re looking at everybody. Chris is an absolute option, no doubt."

Johnson has averaged 1.6 points, 0.9 rebounds, and 0.4 blocks in 4.7 minutes per game with Portland this season. Maybe we can run out a Johnson & Johnson front line, which would probably be the skinniest in the NBA.

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