Two former Celtics were in the D-League news this week as the Canton Charge sent the rights to former Celtic Luke Harangody and a 2013 third-round draft pick to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants today for former Celtic JaJuan Johnson and Fort Wayne’s 2013 first-round draft pick.
The 6-foot-10 Johnson, a big man who would rather shoot jump shots than bang down low, averaged 13.2 points on 39.7% shooting in 13 games for the Mad Ants. He also averaged 8.9 rebounds and 2.2 blocks while registering five double-doubles. Johnson had been the first pick in the D-League draft this year.
The Charge used their waiver preference position to acquire Harangody from the available player pool and then used him in the trade to acquire Johnson. Harangody was released by the Cavaliers earlier this season after being traded from the Celtics in the 2010-11 season. Harangody played in 16 games for the Charge last season while on assignment from the Cavaliers. He averaged 19.4 points and 12.6 rebounds for Canton.