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Charge acquire ex-Celtics PF Johnson

By Sam Amico

The Canton Charge have acquired former NBA first-round draft pick JaJuan Johnson from the Fort Wayne Made Ants in exchange for Luke Harangody and a third-round pick in the 2013 D-League draft, team officials announced Friday.

Johnson, a 6-foot-10 power forward, was selected by the Boston Celtics with the No. 27 overall pick in 2011. He played in 36 games with the Celtics last season, averaging 3.2 points and 1.6 rebounds off the bench. He was then traded to Houston over the summer, but was waived by the Rockets shortly thereafter.

The Mad Ants selected Johnson with the first overall pick in the D-League draft Nov. 2. He started all 13 games, averaging 13.2 points and 8.9 rebounds.

Harangody, a former member of the Cavs and Celtics, was picked up by the Charge on Friday via a “waiver preference,” before being traded.

The Canton Charge have acquired forward/center JaJuan Johnson (6’10”, 208, Purdue) and a first round choice in the 2013 NBA Development League Draft from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in exchange for the rights to Luke Harangody and their third round draft choice in the 2013 NBA D-League Draft. Harangody was acquired by Canton today using their waiver preference position.

Canton will have until Sunday to waive or place a player on the inactive list in conjunction with the transaction.


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