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If there's one takeaway after talking with coaches and players from Chris Johnson's 11 point debut last night it's that he is hard nosed and that he's going to make the most of his NBA opportunity.

To exemplify, Jared Sullinger played against Johnson in high school and had this to say:

Coach Brad Stevens who recruited Johnson in high school echoed this sentiment:

Brandon Bass noticed his drive and toughness as well and thinks if Johnson keeps it up there's no doubt he will find a permanent place on an NBA roster:

You never want to see a player go down but with Avery Bradley's injury it looks like Johnson is in the perfect position at the perfect time to showcase what he can do at this level and it should be fun tracking his progress over the next week plus.

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Clint Corey 1/22/2014 11:34:00 AM Edit
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