Boston Celtics Sign Veteran Guard

For the first time since the 2017-18 season, Joe Johnson will be playing in the NBA. The Boston Celtics have signed the 40-year-old to a 10-Day contract and he is expected to play Wednesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Twenty years ago, the Celtics selected Johnson with the 10th overall pick of the 2001 NBA draft. Now, he is going back to where it all started in what could be his last ride in the NBA. That's just so dang cool.

The Celtics currently have seven total players in protocol, so this is what ultimately opened the door for Johnson to receive his contract. It certainly was unexpected, but it will be entertaining to see what he can do after so much time away.

During his prime years, Johnson was among the top players in the league. In total, he appeared in seven All-Star games. His last was back in 2014 when he was a member of the Nets. Obviously he isn't the same player today, especially when remembering he hasn't played in the league for three years. However, this is still quite exciting. Here's to hoping he has a solid return. 

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