Signing Johnson allows the Raptors to bring him into training camp to vie for a potential full-time roster spot or a two-way deal come the regular season. Toronto presently has 11 guaranteed deals on tap (they also have Paul Watson Jr. on the second year of a two-way contract) and two more players they have yet to decide if they will waive or keep (Matt Thomas, Terence Davis). After waiving Dewan Hernandez on Thursday, Toronto will have at least one regular roster spot open, as well as room for one more two-way deal.
Having spent the last two seasons with the Indiana Pacers on a minimum deal, the 24-year-old Johnson's on-court time was most often spent with the team's G League affiliate, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. Last season, he averaged 20.1 points, 12.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.4 steals on 52 per cent shooting in 19 games.
Training camps begin Dec. 1.