A quick revenge game could be on the horizon.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Washington Wizards have signed forward Alize Johnson to a 10-day hardship deal. The Chicago Bulls waived Johnson on the 26th before giving Alfonzo McKinnie, who first joined the team on his own 10-day deal, a full-time roster spot.
In addition to the $705,600 from Chicago, Johnson will get an additional $98,380 from Washington.
The Wizards have 5 games over the next 10 days. https://t.co/KfBaaZVHJ6
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) December 28, 2021
Johnson saw his minutes drastically decline for the Bulls after starting the year in the rotation. Derrick Jones Jr. was the one to surpass him on the totem pole, ultimately holding the 25-year-old to just 16 total games with an average of 7.6 minutes played. Then, when McKinnie came to town, the Bulls saw what a greater veteran presence could do for the roster as a whole (in the matter of just a quick three games).
Now, Johnson is in a position to play his former team just six days after getting the boot. Washington has a total of eight players in Health and Safety Protocols, and the NBA-ready Johnson could be one of the more obvious go-to options among the Wizards hardship players.
I hope you’re ready for the Johnson-Gafford revenge game special!