Blazers Assign Rookie PG Armon Johnson To D-League's Idaho Stampede

The Portland Trail Blazers announced Friday morning that the team is assigning rookie point guard Armon Johnson to the team's D-League affiliate, the Idaho Stampede.

The Portland Trail Blazers have assigned rookie guard Armon Johnson to the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by General Manager Rich Cho.

Johnson, 21, is averaging 3.1 points, 1.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 8.1 minutes in 28 games this season with the Trail Blazers.

He becomes the 35th NBA player assigned to the D-League this season, and the second assigned by the Trail Blazers (Luke Babbitt, Dec. 8-18).

Portland selected Johnson in the second round (34th pick overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft out of the University of Nevada.    

Mike Tokito of The Oregonian points out on Twitter that the schedules align nicely for Johnson to get some run in.

Blazers, despite 4 days between games, aren't going to practice much before San Antonio game, then have 5 games in 7 days. In that same stretch, the Stampede play four home games. Johnson will get a lot more out of playing than riding the pine.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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