Suns sign Linton Johnson for playoffs

The Phoenix Suns signed forward Linton Johnson for the remainder of the season, the team announced today.  Johnson is eligible to be on the Suns’ 2008 NBA Playoff roster.

The 6-8, 205-pound Johnson returns to Phoenix after signing two separate 10-day contracts on Feb. 22 and March 3 earlier this season.  Johnson appeared in six games in his first stint with Phoenix, averaging 2.5 points and 2.2 rebounds in 8.8 minutes.  The 27-year-old also signed a 10-day contract with the Toronto Raptors on March 27, 2008 and appeared in two games, scoring six total points in 10 minutes.

In 141 career games (27 starts), Johnson owns averages of 4.1 points and 3.4 rebounds in 14.6 minutes.  The four-year NBA veteran enjoyed his best career season in 2005-06 with the Hornets, posting averages of 5.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 18.1 minutes in 27 games.  Johnson signed his first NBA contract with the Bulls on Sept. 29, 2003.

The Suns roster now stands at 14.  An updated roster is attached.

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