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New Orleans Pelicans

Fantasy Stats
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4519.86.83.31.943.6

Player Updates

April 28, 2021 07:56 PM
Pelicans' James Johnson: Available Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) is available but will have a minutes limit for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.

After missing the last four games due to a strained groin, Johnson is set to return Wednesday. It's unclear at this time how the 34-year-old will factor into the rotation coming off the extended absence, but he should eventually get back to seeing around 20 minutes per game. He's averaging 6.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game this season.

April 27, 2021 07:08 PM
Pelicans' James Johnson: Should play Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, Jim Eichenhofer of the Pelicans' official site reports.

The 34-year-old was sidelined the last four games with a strained right groin, but he's expected to retake the court Wednesday. Johnson averaged 7.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 25.0 minutes over the five games prior to the absence.

April 26, 2021 06:28 PM
Pelicans' James Johnson: Sidelined Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) will not play Monday against the Clippers, Law Murray of The Athletic reports.

Johnson will miss his fourth game in a row while dealing with a strained groin. Naji Marshall and Wes Iwundu should continue to see increased minutes while Johnson remains sidelined.

April 25, 2021 07:28 PM
Pelicans' James Johnson: Questionable Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) is questionable for Monday's game against the Clippers.

Johnson has missed the last three games due to a strained groin, but he has a chance to return Monday. If he's unable to play, Naji Marshall and Wes Iwundu should continue to see increased run.

April 24, 2021 06:28 PM
Pelicans' James Johnson: Out Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) is out Saturday against the Spurs, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.

Johnson will miss a third straight game Saturday. Naji Marshall and Wes Iwundu should continue seeing extra time in his absence.

April 24, 2021 12:52 AM
Pelicans' James Johnson: Questionable Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) is questionable for Saturday's contest against the Spurs.

Johnson has missed the past two games due to a strained groin, but he could return Saturday. If he does, it's possible he'll be on a minutes limit.

April 22, 2021 05:40 PM
Pelicans' James Johnson: Ruled out Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) will not play Thursday against Orlando, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.

Johnson will miss his third game in a row due to a strained right groin. His next chance to play will come Saturday against the Spurs.

April 21, 2021 05:12 PM
Pelicans' James Johnson: Unlikely to play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) is doubtful for Thursday's contest against the Magic.

Johnson is likely to miss a second straight game with a strained right groin. In his presumed absence, Wes Iwundu and Naji Marshall remain candidates to see extra aminutes.

April 20, 2021 06:00 PM
Pelicans' James Johnson: Out as expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) is out Tuesday against the Nets.

As expected, a groin strain will keep Johnson sidelined, making Tuesday his first absence since first donning a Pelicans uniform. He's been a key part of the rotation this month, as he's averaged 9.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 27.3 minutes. His absence could lead to more minutes for Wes Iwundu and Naji Marshall.

April 19, 2021 06:24 PM
Pelicans' James Johnson: Likely out Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson is doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Nets with a right adductor strain, Christian Clark of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

It's unclear when the 34-year-old sustained the injury, and he lasted played Sunday against the Knicks and had two points (1-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt), seven rebounds, one assist and one block in 23 minutes. Johnson is expected to be sidelined Tuesday and should be considered day-to-day.

April 15, 2021 02:28 PM
Pelicans' James Johnson: Goes for 13 points Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson totaled 13 points (4-10 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal across 28 minutes in Wednesday's loss against the Knicks.

Johnson came out of nowhere with his highest-scoring effort -- and only time in double digits -- in his last six games. He was extremely effective off the bench in this one, and despite the Pelicans' abundance of options, he's averaged 27.0 minutes in five games since returning to a reserve role.

April 14, 2021 06:20 PM
Pelicans' James Johnson: Will 'give it a go'
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (wrist) will be available for Wednesday's game against the Knicks, Steve Popper of Newsday reports.

Despite injuring his wrist and exiting Monday's game, Johnson will play Wednesday. This month, he's averaged 10.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.1 steals in 27.9 minutes.

April 13, 2021 05:48 PM
Pelicans' James Johnson: Questionable vs. Knicks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (wrist) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.

Johnson left Monday's win over the Kings after playing 15 minutes due to a wrist injury, and it's possible he misses Wednesday's contest. If he's sidelined, more minutes could be available for Wes Iwundu and Naji Marshall.

April 12, 2021 10:36 PM
Pelicans' James Johnson: Won't return Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson won't return to Monday's contest against the Kings due to right wrist soreness.

Johnson played 15 minutes of action before having to leave early after experiencing discomfort in his right wrist. Thus, the veteran will presumably be deemed questionable for the Pelicans' next game against New York on Wednesday. Johnson is currently averaging 6.9 points and 3.2 rebounds this season.

April 5, 2021 08:20 PM
Pelicans' James Johnson: Big all-around effort in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson finished Sunday's win over the Rockets with 18 points (8-16 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-5 FT), seven rebounds, four blocks, three assists and two steals in 33 minutes.

Making another start with Brandon Ingram (toe) and Zion Williamson (thumb) out, Johnson once again took advantage of the increased opportunity. If one or both of Ingram and Williamson miss time in Week 16, Johnson could make for a solid -- albeit fairly risky -- streaming option.

April 3, 2021 12:44 AM
Pelicans' James Johnson: Efficient in second straight start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson recorded 16 points (6-9 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six assists, four rebounds, two steals and one block in 28 minutes during Friday's loss to the Hawks.

The 34-year-old has made a strong impression over his first two games as a Pelican, averaging 16.5 points, 4.0 assists, 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.0 steals in that span. After averaging 17.4 minutes in his first 29 games as a Maverick, Johnson is averaging a little over 28 minutes over his first two games in New Orleans. Until Zion Williamson (thumb) and Brandon Ingram (toe) return to the lineup, feel free to stream Johnson if you need solid across-the-board production.

April 1, 2021 11:48 PM
Pelicans' James Johnson: Scores 17 in Pelicans debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson went for 17 points (5-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), three rebounds, two assists and two blocks over 28 minutes in Thursday's overtime loss to the Magic.

Johnson finally made his Pelicans debut and finished second on the team in scoring, behind only Nickeil Alexander-Walker's 31-point effort. With Zion Williamson (thumb), Brandon Ingram (toe) and Lonzo Ball (hip) out, Johnson made the most of his spot start, but he could move back into a limited role as soon as Friday night against the Hawks.

April 1, 2021 07:24 PM
Pelicans' James Johnson: Joins starting lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson will start Thursday's game against Orlando.

Johnson hadn't seen the floor yet for New Orleans since being traded at the deadline, but he's suddenly in the starting lineup Thursday due to injuries to Brandon Ingram (toe), Zion Williamson (thumb) and Lonzo Ball (hip). Johnson isn't typically a reliable source of ample fantasy numbers, but he could have a chance to produce due to the heightened workload.

March 29, 2021 11:20 PM
Pelicans' James Johnson: Not included in rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (coach's decision) didn't leave the bench Monday in the Pelicans' 115-109 win over the Celtics.

Johnson has been available to play for two games since being acquired by the Pelicans on Thursday, only to go unused off the bench in both of those contests. The veteran looks like he'll remain on the outside of head coach Stan Van Gundy's rotation, at least for the time being. Johnson hasn't made an appearance since March 11, as he previously missed a handful of games toward the end of his tenure with the Mavericks due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

March 27, 2021 07:24 PM
Pelicans' James Johnson: Available for debut Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (recently traded) is available for Saturday's game against the Mavericks, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.

The 33-year-old was unavailable for Friday's contest after being acquired from the Mavericks on Thursday, but he's available to make his debut for the Pelicans against his former team. Johnson averaged 5.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 17.4 minutes over 29 games for Dallas before the trade.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultMinPTSREBASTTOSTLBLK
05/04vs GSW 108-10323652111
05/03vs GSL 108-12316650100
05/01@ MINW 140-13621520011
04/29@ OKCW 109-95211231120
04/28@ DENL 112-1148221101
04/26vs LACW 120-1030000000
04/24vs SAL 108-1100000000
Fantasy Points By Week
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11

15

18

15

13

1

0

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12

12

8

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30

15

17

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10

16

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Career Shooting Stats
SeasonteamGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2020-21NO4589312027543.62710825.0376061.73046.76
2019-20MIN3262010321547.9339136.3314864.62708.44
2018-19MIA55116416437943.35014933.6507071.44287.78
2017-18MIA73194330961450.35718530.811316269.878810.79
2016-17MIA76208536876947.98725634.015221570.797512.83
2015-16TOR5792611424047.5206630.3396857.42875.04
2014-15TOR70137023840458.9115121.66710265.75547.91
2013-14MEM5295614330846.4228725.3769084.43847.38
2012-13SAC5487811728341.32219.5406759.72765.11
2011-12TOR62156123351845.0196031.78111570.45669.13
2010-11CHI-TOR3882110823745.683423.5477166.22717.13
2009-10CHI657579521045.2154632.6517072.92563.94
Total679139742112445247.4351115430.4784113868.953597.89
More Stats
SeasonteamGMINREBRPGASTAPGSTLSPGBLKBPGTOMPG
2020-21NO458931483.29841.87380.84400.894819.8
2019-20MIN326201183.69742.31250.78321.004819.4
2018-19MIA5511641763.201352.45350.64270.497421.2
2017-18MIA7319433584.902803.84700.96510.7014126.6
2016-17MIA7620853764.952763.63761.00861.1317127.4
2015-16TOR579261262.21671.18290.51330.585416.2
2014-15TOR7013702573.67951.36540.77701.007919.6
2013-14MEM529561663.191112.13420.81571.106618.4
2012-13SAC548781452.69581.07410.76500.936816.3
2011-12TOR6215612924.711221.97711.15841.3510125.2
2010-11CHI-TOR388211423.74892.34330.87370.976421.6
2009-10CHI657571281.97480.74210.32430.666211.6
Total6791397424323.5814392.125350.796100.9097620.6
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-7/240
Birthdate:
02/20/1987
Age:
34
Hometown:
Cheyenne, WY
Team:
New Orleans Pelicans
School:
Wake Forest
NBA Experience:
11