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Injury Exception (Wolves Sign Chris Johnson)

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Post#21 Re: Injury Exception (Wolves Sign Chris Johns
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:41 pm by Klomp

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Post#22 Re: Injury Exception (Wolves Sign Chris Johns
Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:06 pm by jade_hippo

I wouldn't have minded someone more offensive oriented for a big man. Without Pek that leaves only DW who can score even somewhat reliably. Where is the Cookie Monster when you need him?
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Post#23 Re: Injury Exception (Wolves Sign Chris Johns
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:42 pm by wolfcat

Looked nice against the Rockets. Has some hops and some fight in him.
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Post#24 Re: Injury Exception (Wolves Sign Chris Johns
Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:13 am by Nitroglycerin

Im on the Johnsonity bandwagon :D
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Post#25 Re: Injury Exception (Wolves Sign Chris Johns
Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:17 am by Turnover_21

This guy is long and athletic. Exactly what Rubio needss. Waive Useless Lou and keep this guy after the 2 10- day contracts.
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Post#26 Re: Injury Exception (Wolves Sign Chris Johns
Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:20 am by moss_is_1

30 / 12 / 2 blocks / 16FTA PER36, with a 43.5 PER, .997 TS%, 211ORTG, 91DRTG.

MAX HIS ASS!
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Post#27 Re: Injury Exception (Wolves Sign Chris Johns
Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:13 pm by funfactor

Turnover_21 wrote:This guy is long and athletic. Exactly what Rubio needss. Waive Useless Lou and keep this guy after the 2 10- day contracts.


This.
I like Lou but he is not a nba caliber player IMHO, and this kid in one game have showed more game that Lou and Steamer in all season long.
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Post#28 Re: Injury Exception (Wolves Sign Chris Johns
Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:29 pm by Tirion

Meh.

I believe they talked to Birdman, but he wasn't interested (he wanted to go to MIA).
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Post#29 Re: Injury Exception (Wolves Sign Chris Johns
Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:35 pm by The J Rocka

Tirion wrote:Meh.

I believe they talked to Birdman, but he wasn't interested (he wanted to go to MIA).

More than likely the case now. Before the season, he wanted to come here, but we surprisingly passed and signed Lou instead. I still don't understand that decision.
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Post#30 Re: Injury Exception (Wolves Sign Chris Johns
Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:58 pm by Nitroglycerin

Just watched the wolves vs rockets. Was very impressed with Chris "Max-contract Value Player" Johnson.

Love the hustle. And he can block shots and can be a defensive force inside the paint with his length. And can finish very well. Very athletic. It also helps that he played for us in the pre-season so chemistry wont be a problem. He can be our mcgee or deandre jordan haha

just what we need a big man he can score and defend. If he gives this effort every night he can solve our backup C problem. Hope jelly pans out too and stabilize our backcourt. We still need a big trade though.
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Post#31 Re: Injury Exception (Wolves Sign Chris Johns
Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:36 am by wolfcat

Turnover_21 wrote:This guy is long and athletic. Exactly what Rubio needss. Waive Useless Lou and keep this guy after the 2 10- day contracts.


We would have to waive Lou after the first 10 day as that is all we have to give. The league gave us one 10 day contract to give out so we have only the 10 days to decide if he is worth moving Lou out or working a trade that leaves us room to sign him for the rest of the year or another 10 day.
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Post#32 Re: Injury Exception (Wolves Sign Chris Johns
Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:52 am by jade_hippo

I'd give up Lou for a top 59 protected second.
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Post#33 Re: Injury Exception (Wolves Sign Chris Johns
Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:25 am by FinnTheHuman

wolfcat wrote:
Turnover_21 wrote:This guy is long and athletic. Exactly what Rubio needss. Waive Useless Lou and keep this guy after the 2 10- day contracts.


We would have to waive Lou after the first 10 day as that is all we have to give. The league gave us one 10 day contract to give out so we have only the 10 days to decide if he is worth moving Lou out or working a trade that leaves us room to sign him for the rest of the year or another 10 day.


Everything but getting rid of Lou in favor of Johnson would be pure stupidity.
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Post#34 Re: Injury Exception (Wolves Sign Chris Johns
Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:19 am by shrink

The J Rocka wrote:
Tirion wrote:Meh.

I believe they talked to Birdman, but he wasn't interested (he wanted to go to MIA).

More than likely the case now. Before the season, he wanted to come here, but we surprisingly passed and signed Lou instead. I still don't understand that decision.


IND fans really liked Lou last year. He's still clearly a vet-min guy, but they said he was tough, hustled, and held his own. Here's the difference in stats:

2011-12 IND: 60 Games, 12.6 mpg, FG 43.0%, 3.7 RPG, 0.2 APG, 3.5 PPG
2012-13 MIN: 17 Games , 8.5 mpg, FG 33.0%, 2.5 RPG, 0.1 APG, 1.4 PPG

If we ever make a deal with IND, I think we should send him back there. As they approach the play-offs, they could use a stabilizing back-up PG like Ridnour, because Augustin has been pretty bad with only occasional competance. When Shved gets back, and Rubio is gobbling up the PG minutes, a package of Ridnour + Amundson should be attractive to the Pacers. There's lots of talk about the Pacers trading Granger, who's due back in early February, and if we are still anywhere close to making the play-offs at that point, I think they'd have to listen to an offer of Williams + Ridnour + Amundson.
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Post#35 Re: Injury Exception (Wolves Sign Chris Johns
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:07 pm by Biff Cooper

They loved Lou in Phoenix (and I think GS as well) before Indiana. Phoenix does have cap space, but no roster space. There is maybe a possibility of sending Amundson and cash or a draft pick to Phoenix, Jermaine O'Neal to a veteran team with a roster spot and a trade exception like OKC, Brooklyn, or LA Clippers, and the trade exception going to MN.

In the end, Taylor will probably need to eat most of Lou's salary or else let Johnson walk.
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Post#36 Re: Injury Exception (Wolves Sign Chris Johns
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:13 pm by [RCG]

The only Lou I liked in Minnesota was Lew Ford.
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Post#37 Re: Injury Exception (Wolves Sign Chris Johns
Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:36 pm by shrink

Lou Nanne?
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Post#38 Re: Injury Exception (Wolves Sign Chris Johns
Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:00 am by Peezo

I really think this thread should have been changed to, "Waive Lou, Max out Chris," a few days ago. It seems like such an easy choice that he is providing our team a lot more than Amundson. It is nice to have a project player that you like cheering for. Sad Dog made it hard to watch most games.
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Post#39 Re: Injury Exception (Wolves Sign Chris Johns
Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:15 am by [RCG]

shrink wrote:Lou Nanne?


Ha not a big hockey fan and way before my time :lol:
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Post#40 Re: Injury Exception (Wolves Sign Chris Johns
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:48 am by shrink

Guys on 10-day deals are always hard to evaluate because they can be good one game and awful the next. They are usually picked because they have one or two good abilities, but can't make a team because they have other major flaws that a good opposing coach will find and exploit.

That said, I think I'd be happy with keeping Chris Johnson for the rest of the season. His good things include athleticism and curling towards the basket well to receive a pass, and that may be enough for now. When Pek is back, I could see Johnson sticking as the #2/#3 back-up center (a position we definitely need to improve).

As for Lou Amundson, I really expected a lot more out of him. I heard nothing but good things from fans of his previous teams, and I expected a Tolliver-like willingness to mix it up, even with limited skills. I thought maybe we're getting an NBA vet would can help some of our younger players, but if that's happening, I'm missing it.

I don't think we'd need to waive Amundson though. On a vet min deal, I imagine one of his previous teams, like IND or PHX, would take his contract off our hands.
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