09/29/14 3:48 pm EST
The most surprising member of Sixers media day on Monday afternoon was Chris Johnson, the 6-foot-6 swingman from Dayton that the Sixers had just claimed off waivers less than 24 hours beforehand.
Johnson was waived by the Boston Celtics last Thursday as part of the deal which sent current Sixer Keith Bogans to Cleveland. Needless to say it’s been quite a whirlwind for Johnson, who was wearing a freshly sewn No. 16 jersey at media day.
“It was depressing (being waived), but I talked to my agent and he said I’d have a good shot to make another team’s roster,” said Johnson. “He did his job and I feel really fortunate to be here.”