Boston Celtics forward Amir Johnson made a somewhat surprising appearance at USA Basketball's scrimmage on Thursday night. Despite not being one of the country's 34 invitees to Team USA's three-day minicamp, Johnson still put on his nation's colors and competed in an entertaining, albeit pointless, August exhibition.
The 28-year-old signed a two-year, $24 million contract with Boston last month. The second year on the deal is non-guaranteed. He averaged 8.8 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in six seasons with the Toronto Raptors, and is expected to be one of the Celtics' best rim protectors next year.