Johnson averaged just over 12 minutes on the court in 70 appearances for Utah during the 2015-16 season. Johnson provided the Jazz with depth off the bench for much of the season while Gordon Hayward and Joe Ingles remaining relatively healthy for much of the year. At 25 years old, Johnson has already been deployed by five different NBA teams over his first four years in the league and could be in store for yet another destination next season as he heads into free agency this offseason. Regardless of where the former Dayton standout ends up, Johnson will likely assume a limited role yet again as an athletic small forward who struggles with shooting efficiency.
Johnson will draw the start Wednesday against the Warriors. Rodney Hood will not play as he is nursing a sore back, which will result in a rare start for Johnson. In his only other start this season he posted 14 points, eight rebounds, one assist, and two steals in 31 minutes. He will likely battle Trey Burke and Joe Ingles for minutes. It is unclear how long Hood will be sidelined with his back injury, so Johnson could potentially draw a few more starts if he remains out.
Johnson managed two points (1-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt), three rebounds, two blocks, and one assist in 20 minutes during the Jazz's 104-94 loss to the Raptors on Wednesday. Johnson has appeared in 51 games this season, with averages of 3.1 points, two rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.3 blocks in 13 minutes per contest. Part of the reason Johnson saw so many minutes on Wednesday could have been due to starter Rodney Hood (head) exiting the game. However, this was the 10th time that Johnson has earned 20 minutes or more this season.
Johnson (toe) tallied four points (1-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, and two steals across 19 minutes in Thursday's 103-89 loss to the Wizards. Johnson was unable to finish out the Jazz's final game before the All-Star break back on Feb. 10 against the Pelicans due to a sprained right toe, but the extensive time off afforded him enough recovery. The 25-year-old is averaging 3.3 points and 3.3 rebounds across 16.1 minutes in seven February appearances.
Johnson suffered a sprained right big toe in Wednesday's game against New Orleans, Jody Genessy of the Deseret News reports. Johnson limped out of the locker room and was taken for X-rays, which came back negative. The Jazz have the second leg of a back-to-back coming up Thursday night, so it seems unlikely that Johnson will be able to go against the Wizards. There is currently no timetable for his return.
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