Johnson totaled 24 points (9-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 30 minutes Wednesday against the Nets. Johnson led the team in scoring, getting over twenty points for the first time this season. The fifth-year guard has really struggled shooting the ball this year, making just 42.3 percent from the field, 29.7 percent from three and 64.3 percent from the charity stripe on the year. While Johnson isn't a phenomenal fantasy asset, in the past he has been able to provide modest value in deeper leagues with his combination of shooting and playmaking. If his shot can bounce back he may be worth a look in that role as he is currently averaging 10.2 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.2 threes and 1.1 steals per game.
Johnson supplied 15 points (5-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-4 FT), five assists, two rebounds, and one block in 33 minutes during Friday's 110-102 loss to the Pacers. Johnson has combined to play 65 minutes over the last two games while Goran Dragic (knee) and Dwyane Wade (personal) have been sidelined, including a season high minute total in this one. With Dragic hoping to play Saturday versus the Wizards, Johnson could be in line to see his usual allotment of minutes (in the mid-20s). However, the reserve guard has at least picked up his play of late after a dreadful first three games of the campaign.
Johnson (illness) didn't practice Friday but is expected to go through shootaround for Saturday's game at Atlanta, Shandel Richardson of The Athletic reports. It appears that Johnson came down with the illness sometime after dropping 12 points Tuesday and will be a game-time decision for Saturday's contest against the Hawks. If the Fresno State product can't play, Josh Richardson and Wayne Ellington may get more minutes.
Johnson had 12 points (5-7 FG, 1-2 3PT, 1-3 FT), three assists, two rebounds, a steal and a block in Tuesday's loss to the Hornets. Johnson continues to hold down a consistent role off the bench, as he's seen at least 22 minutes in six of the Heat's seven games thus far. His workload appears safe for the time being, though that could change once Wayne Ellington (ankle) and Dion Waiters (ankle) return from injury.
Johnson could be in danger of losing minutes, or even his spot in the rotation, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Johnson is off to a rough start to the season, having scored in double-figures just once through his first five games. He's shooting 35.9 percent from the field and 16.7 percent from beyond the arc, and if his struggles continue, Johnson could end up in a reduced role once Dion Waiters (ankle) and Wayne Ellington (ankle) are back up to speed. For now, though, coach Erik Spoelstra has rolled with Goran Dragic, Josh Richardson and Rodney McGruder as his three primary guards, with Dwyane Wade and Johnson filling in off the bench.
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