That means the fourth-salary of $8.1 million will be locked in for Okongwu, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. The same goes for the $2.9 million for Johnson, who was drafted 20th overall last year.
Okongwu, 21, is 6-foot-8 and despite some injury issues in each of his first two seasons, could be primed for a larger role. He averaged 8.2 points and 5.9 rebounds in 48 games in 2021-22.
Johnson, 20, is 6-9 and appeared in just 22 games last season as a rookie, averaging 2.4 points and 1.2 boards. He very well could see more time this year, Bontemps noted.