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BULLETS SIGN BUCK JOHNSON

The Washington Bullets, hoping to end uncertainty at forward, signed free agent Buck Johnson, formerly of the Houston Rockets.

The deal is believed to be worth $1.25 million over two years. The 6-foot-7 Johnson was a first-round draft choice out of Alabama in 1986. In 80 games last season, Johnson averaged 8.6 points and 3.9 rebounds.The signing of Johnson was aimed at providing some stability at the forward position. Top-draft choice Tom Gugliotta remains unsigned, Mark Alarie retired a week ago, and Bernard King has been slow recovering from knee surgery that caused him to miss last season.