Joe Johnson is signing a 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics, according to Shams Charania. Due to a spread of COVID-19 in the league, along with a few cases of the new strain, OMICRON, teams are now required to sign players when they have at least 2 players under health & safety protocols.
Johnson, who is 40 years old, was also drafted by the Celtics 20 years ago. He was selected 10th overall. Johnson is expected to play tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are third in the Eastern Conference with a 19-12 record. The Celtics are currently 9th in the East, with a 15-16 record.
Johnson last played for the Houston Rockets in the 2017-2018 season, where he averaged a career-low 6 points per game, along with 2.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists on 38.1% shooting. In his prime, he was great player and 7-time All-Star. In the 2006-2007 season, he averaged 25 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 4.4 assists on a 47.1 field goal percentage.