Spurs sign Linton Johnson
San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) – The San Antonio Spurs have signed forward
Linton Johnson III. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not released.
The 6-8, 205-pound Johnson spent most of the 2003-04 season with the Chicago
Bulls. He appeared in 41 games for Chicago, including 20 starts, and averaged
4.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per contest.
Johnson started the season in Chicago, but was waived after 18 games. He then
signed with the Rockford Lightning in the CBA where he averaged 15.6 points
and 8.5 rebounds in 21 games. He then re-joined the Bulls in February, signing
a 10-day contract, and spent remainder of the season with Chicago.
Johnson was signed by the Bulls after going undrafted. As a senior at Tulane,
Johnson averaged 9.0 points and 6.5 boards during the 2001-02 season.