Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka confirmed that Joe Johnson will not get another 10-day hardship with the Celtics. With players getting back from the protocols, there isn’t room to add Johnson for another 10 days.
Udoka did say Johnson still deserves a spot in the NBA, while praising his leadership. – 4:51 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Ime Udoka praises Joe Johnson for his time with the Celtics, but with the team finally getting clear of having several players in the protocols, he didn’t get another 10-day deal. Said he’s more than deserving of being in the NBA, and praised his leadership and preparation. – 4:47 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Joe Johnson on the last day of his 10-day hardship contract is sitting right next to the coaches on the #Celtics bench. Usually he’s the first guy up to cheer on and high-five teammates. – 2:00 PM