Celtic Chris Johnson’s hard work paying off

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It’s almost as if Chris Johnson fits perfectly with this ragtag bunch of Celtics, so much so that it’s difficult to notice he’s been here just six weeks.

Johnson has cemented himself as part of the rotation, emerged as a sparkling 3-point shooter, and will be part of training camp next season as part of the contract he signed for the remainder of the season.

Johnson worked arduously during two 10-day contracts, and despite the Celtics’ reluctance to add salary, they locked up the swingman, rewarding him for adapting quickly to coach Brad Stevens’s offense.

In 17 games, Johnson is averaging 6.5 points and shooting 39.7 percent from 3-point territory.

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