The Bucks filled their open roster spot today, as Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that they have signed Chris Johnson out of the D-League to a 10-day contract. This is the Bucks' second dip into the D-League this season and fifth in the last two seasons.
Johnson, the former Dayton Flyer, has spent time in the NBA this season with the Philadephia 76ers and Utah Jazz, but has mostly been in the D-League with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers -- the Rockets affiliate known for their affection of threes and shots at the rim -- where he averaged 20.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 2.3 assists. RGV has also been home to a few players who have made a surprising impact in the pros, including Troy Daniels, Isaiah Canaan, and Robert Covington.
Johnson is 6'6" with a 6'11" wingspan and has been shooting at a 51/36/81 clip this season. Here's a look at his shot chart from the D-League and a few of his highlights.
It's tough to tell what kind of impact Johnson will have during his stay, but his familiarity with an up-tempo style should mix well with the Bucks, who have struggled in their half-court offense lately but do rank fifth in transition points. Additionally, Johnson's slash and shoot game could add to the Bucks' spacing and shot-making, though he'll only have a short window to get acclimated and prove he's worth keeping around longer.
Johnson is traveling to Milwaukee today to sign his deal, and it is likely that he'll be available for some action tomorrow night when the Washington Wizards come to town.