Rockets sign Alexander Johnson, waive Hilton Armstrong

Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has signed forward Alexander Johnson for the remainder of the season and waived forward Hilton Armstrong. Johnson, who joins the Rockets from the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA D-League, marks his first Call-Up to the NBA this season.

Johnson (6-9, 240, Florida State) averaged 23.0 points, 11.1 rebounds and 1.32 blocks in 22 games (10 starts) with Sioux Falls during the 2009-10 D-League regular season. The former Florida State standout finished the season ranked 12th in the D-League in scoring average and was tied for seventh in the league in rebounds per game. Johnson also played in five games (four starts) with the D-League’s Arkansas RimRockers in 2006-07.

Originally selected by the Indiana Pacers in the second round (45th overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft, Johnson has averaged 4.3 points and 2.7 rebounds in 102 NBA games (25 starts) with the Memphis Grizzlies (2006-07) and Miami Heat (2007-08).

Armstrong (6-11, 235, Connecticut), who was acquired by Houston from Sacramento in a three-team trade on Feb. 18, averaged 1.1 points and 0.7 rebounds in nine games with the Rockets.

Johnson will wear jersey #30 with the Rockets.