Johnson (knee) will play Thursday against the Mavericks, Gerald Bourguet of FanSided reports. As expected, Johnson will take the court for the Suns' final -- and crucial -- seeding game despite left knee soreness. In the bubble, he's averaging 13.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 32.7 minutes.
Johnson is probable for Thursday's matchup against the Mavericks due to left patella tendinopathy. Though Johnson's knee is sore, it's likely he'll play through the issue in hopes of pushing the Suns into postseason contention during the team's final seeding game. In the bubble, he's averaging 13.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 32.7 minutes.
Johnson had 18 points (6-11 FG, 4-8 3PT, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, three assists and two blocks in Monday's win over the Thunder. The rookie became a full-time starter when bubble play began, and he's been incredibly solid in that role, posting at least 12 points in five of the Suns' six games. Johnson has also drained multiple three-pointers four times.
Johnson ended with 14 points (5-13 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists and one steal in 36 minutes during Thursday's 114-99 victory over Indiana. After failing to record double-digit boards for the entire season pre-bubble, Johnson hauled in another 12 rebounds for the second time in his last three games. Since shifting to the starting power forward position, Johnson has been able to produce at a high level during most contests. His efficiency is somewhat hard to trust; however, given that his role appears secure, he should be rostered in almost all formats.
Johnson tallied eight points (3-10 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in 38 minutes during Tuesday's 117-115 victory over the Clippers. Johnson could not repeat his performance from Sunday, although the playing time remains encouraging. Based on what we have seen over the past three games, Johnson is firmly established as the starting power forward. He doesn't do much on the defensive end of the floor, but the offensive upside is there and makes him a viable option in most competitive formats.
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