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Thursday, 06 February 2014 16:09

Report: Boston Celtics Will Sign Chris Johnson for Remainder of 2014 Season

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Chris Johnson is sticking around with the Boston Celtics longer than he initially thought. 

Johnson, who has provided great leverage in Boston's backcourt in the previous eight games, will stay with the Boston Celtics for the remainder of the 2014 season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. 

The Boston Celtics plan to sign swingman Chris Johnson for the rest of the season, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 6, 2014

There was a decent amount of uncertainty whether Johnson would receive a contract for the rest of this campaign due to a roster breakdown. The 6-foot-6, 201-pound shooting guard has brought everything to the table Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and first-year head coach Brad Stevens could ask for and more.

Johnson has averaged 7.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game this season. 

Mark Loiselle Jr.

Mark Loiselle Jr. is a Celtics beat writer for CLNS Radio. He currently has a radio show called "The Sports Blast" on ESPN Radio in Nashua, New Hampshire, and writes for The Phinsider. In the past, his work has been published on NESN.com, Phinphanatic.com and Atlantic Twine. 

Mark is a Warwick, Rhode Island native who recently graduated from Springfield College with a degree in communications/sports journalism. You can follow Mark on Twitter @mahkeyL34