Glazer: Text message saved Chris Johnson's life
SEP 20, 12:38p ET
Rotowire: Oct 6 / 3:54p ET
News: Johnson (concussion) has been cleared to play in Tuesday's exhibition against the Lakers, Jody Genessy of the Deseret News reports.
Impact: Johnson passed all NBA-mandated concussion tests following the head injury he suffered during practice last week. Though Johnson will likely see some playing time Tuesday, he's probably too far down the Jazz's depth chart to make a serious push for an opening night roster spot.
Rotowire: Oct 1 / 2:37p ET
News: Johnson was diagnosed Thursday with a concussion.
Impact: Johnson took an elbow to the head during Thursday's practice and will be held out of on-court activities until he completes the league's concussion protocol. Timetables for head injuries can be quite volatile, so it's difficult to project with much certainty when Johnson will be back out there for the Jazz. The 25-year-old is aiming to win a back-end roster spot.
Rotowire: Jul 18 / 6:26a ET
News: Johnson has spent the offseason improving his jump shot and accelerating his release, the Deseret News reports. "I'm trying to keep the ball up, not trying to sling it back behind my head," Johnson said.
Impact: A career 32-percent three-pointer shooter, Johnson has hit 39 percent during summer league action. Even with the leap in accuracy, the Jazz has 17 players under contract, two more than the maximum allowable. Johnson will possess limited fantasy appeal for the upcoming season on the Jazz, but he could find himself on another roster by the start of the regular season.