Former NBA All-Star Joe Johnson signs 10-day contract with Boston Celtics

Former All-Star Joe Johnson made his return to the NBA on Wednesday after signing a 10-day contract with the Celtics. Johnson, 40, most recently played in the BIG3 League in 2019 as well as The Basketball Tournament in 2020. His most recent NBA stint came in 2018 when Johnson was a member of the Rockets.

In 17 NBA seasons, Johnson was a seven-time All-Star, averaging 20-plus points per game in five straight seasons from 2005-10. Johnson previously played for seven franchises in his career, including the Hawks, Nets, Suns and Celtics.

Boston is one of many NBA teams currently dealing with a number of COVID-19 absences. Boston forwards Al Horford and Grant Williams are currently listed in the health and safety protocols, as is guard Josh Richardson.

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