Interesting terms (reportedly) on Johnson's deal.
According to source close to Chris Johnson, deal w/Celts is 3 yrs non-guaranteed after $322G for rest of this season.— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) February 8, 2014
I would imagine that the amount is at or near the league minimum, which gives the Celtics maximum flexibility with this deal. If he pans out to be a rotation type guy, they've got him for cheap for 3 more years. If not (or if they need another deal to toss into a trade) then they can waive him at any time with minimum dollars paid out.
Also, I'm happy for Johnson, who obviously has made the most of his opportunity and very well could be sticking in the league for a long time.
Update with details:
While it's similar to a minimum deal, Boston actually inked Johnson to a four-year pact using part of what remains of the mid-level exception while signing him for the remainder of the season and three additional years. The breakdown of salary:
2016-17: $1.1 million
The final three years are all nonguaranteed and the final two seasons have fully-guaranteed trigger dates (Sept. 1 in 2015 and 2016). Boston also holds a team option on that 2016-17 season.