NBA offseason team awards
JUL 20, 11:02a ET | Crossover Chronicles
Rotowire: Jul 1 / 12:49p ET
News: Johnson agreed to a two-year, $24 million deal with the Celtics on Wednesday, Sam Amick of USA Today reports.
Impact: The 28-year-old will accept a short-term deal with his sights set on hitting free agency again in two summers when the cap is expected to be significantly higher. Johnson averaged 9.3 points and 6.1 rebounds in 26 minutes for Toronto last season, and he'll compete for a starting spot in the Celtics' frontcourt.
StatsLLC: Jul 1 / 12:00a ET
News: A person with knowledge of the details says the Boston Celtics have landed Johnson with a two-year deal worth $24 million. The veteran power forward agreed to leave Toronto and stay within the Atlantic Division on Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no deals can be signed yet.
Impact: Johnson averaged 9.3 points and 6.1 rebounds for the Atlantic champions last season, his sixth in Toronto. The 6-foot-9 Johnson began his career in Detroit, where he was a second-round pick in 2005. He can now look for minutes in a Boston forward-center rotation that includes Brandon Bass, Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk and Tyler Zeller.
Rotowire: Jun 4 / 7:51a ET
News: Johnson averaged 9.3 points (57% FG, 41% 3Pt, 61% FT), 6.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.8 blocks in 26 minutes per game during 75 regular season game in 2014-15.
Impact: The 28-year-old hard-nosed forward may have played his final game with the Raptors, who could opt for a shakeup this summer after being swept by the Wizards. In four playoff games Johnson contributed 11.5 points (69% FG, 0% 3Pt, 50% FT), 7.0 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 0.3 steals, and 0.8 blocks in 28 minutes per game.