Indiana Pacers Re-Sign Veteran Forward

In the frenzied flurry of deals that transpired on last Thursday's NBA trade deadline, some teams were forced to waive players that they didn't really want to, to create roster spots for the incoming. In the case of the Indiana Pacers, James Johnson was only out of a job for a few days, as they've re-signed him after cutting him loose last Thursday.

The new deal for the 36-year-old Johnson runs for the balance of the season. 

Johnson hasn't really had a whole lot of playing time with the Pacers this year, getting into only 12 games (one start) and playing an average of just eight minutes per contest. 

But the team values the 14-year veteran for his locker room leadership on the young Pacers squad.  

Johnson has played for a third of the league, as Indiana is his 10th stop around the NBA in his 14 seasons. He's averaged 7.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 20 minutes per game. 

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