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March 11, 2020 12:04 PM
Timberwolves' James Johnson: Solid production as substitute
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson went for 16 points (7-14 FG, 2-4 3Pt), six rebounds, three assists and two steals in 25 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's 117-111 loss at Houston.

Johnson continues to impress off the bench for Minnesota, and he has scored at least 15 points in three of his last five contests. He's also shooting 47.4 percent from three-point range during that five-game stretch, so there's no question he's trending in the right direction of late. Those scoring figures should provide value in most formats regardless if he's starting or not.

March 8, 2020 06:56 PM
Timberwolves' James Johnson: Goes for 16 off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson had 15 points (5-11 FG, 3-5 3PT, 2-2 FT), five rebounds and four assists in Sunday's loss to New Orleans.

Johnson outplayed starter Juancho Hernangomez, who had just three points and eight boards in 28 minutes. Johnson did his work in just 25 minutes -- his highest total through five March contests.

March 4, 2020 07:28 AM
Timberwolves' James Johnson: Keeps impressing off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson registered 19 points (8-14 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT), six rebounds, five assists and two steals in 21 minutes during Tuesday's 139-134 win at New Orleans.

Johnson has looked impressive off the bench for the Timberwolves, logging 20-plus minutes on a consistent basis while scoring 10 or more points in five of his last six games. He is averaging 13.8 points while shooting an impressive 57.6 percent from the field during that six-game stretch.

February 28, 2020 10:56 PM
Timberwolves' James Johnson: Strong effort off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson scored 17 points (8-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT) while adding four assists, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 26 minutes off the bench during Friday's 136-125 loss to the Magic.

The veteran forward continues to thrive at the defensive end for Minnesota -- Johnson has recorded multiple blocks in three straight games and five of the last six while snagging multiple steals three times during that span. He's also scored in double digits in four straight, averaging 12.3 points, 4.8 boards, 3.2 assists, 2.2 blocks and 1.7 steals over that six-game stretch.

February 21, 2020 06:32 PM
Timberwolves' James Johnson: Coming off bench Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson will come off the bench Friday against the Celtics, Dane Moore of reports.

Naz Reid will draw the start at center Friday, with coach Ryan Saunders noting that Johnson will be a backup small-ball five. Over his first three contests with the Timberwolves, he's averaged 9.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.3 blocks in 26.7 minutes.

February 13, 2020 03:24 PM
Timberwolves' James Johnson: Gets defensive in starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson registered five points (2-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 0-2 FT), five rebounds, five assists, three blocks and three steals across 32 minutes Wednesday in the Timberwolves' 115-108 loss to the Hornets.

Filling in as the starting center in place of the injured Karl-Anthony Towns (wrist), Johnson couldn't come close to matching the superstar as a scorer or rebounder, but he otherwise proved to be a quality replacement option largely thanks to what he did in the defensive categories. Johnson has shown the ability to make an impact in those areas when given big minutes in the past -- he averaged 1.1 blocks and 1.0 steal in 76 games with Miami in 2016-17 -- so he could be an attractive player to stash in the event Towns misses additional time with the injury following the All-Star break. If Towns is good to go when Minnesota opens the second half, Johnson will likely be looking at a minutes split at power forward with Juancho Hernangomez.

February 12, 2020 06:24 PM
Timberwolves' James Johnson: Gets spot start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson is starting Wednesday against the Hornets, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Johnson will draw his first start of the season Wednesday in place of the injured Karl-Anthony Towns (wrist). In a pair of games since joining the Timberwolves via trade, Johnson is averaging 11.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.0 steal in 24.0 minutes.

February 9, 2020 12:56 PM
Timberwolves' James Johnson: Shines in team debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson scored 15 points (6-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT) with five assists, three rebounds, two steals and one block across 20 minutes off the bench Saturday in the Timberwolves' 142-115 win over the Clippers.

The Timberwolves' trade of Robert Covington to the Rockets earlier in the week created an opening at power forward, and it appears coach Ryan Saunders will look to some of the team's new additions to fill the void. Juancho Hernangomez, who arrived from Denver as part of the four-team, 12-player deal involving Covington, drew the start at power forward and played 24 minutes in his team debut, while Johnson served as the backup. If the relatively even minute split between the two players persists, it would put a cap on the fantasy value of both, though Johnson would offer more upside than Hernangomez. At this stage, Johnson is probably a better fit in 14-team leagues.

February 8, 2020 04:48 PM
Timberwolves' James Johnson: Available Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson is available to make his Timberwolves debut Saturday against the Clippers.

Johnson has cleared all the necessary hurdles and will suit up for his new team. It's unclear what his role will be with Minnesota, though the rotation seems thin enough to where he could see significant action.

February 6, 2020 09:04 PM
Timberwolves' James Johnson: Dealt to Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson has been traded to the Timberwolves in exchange for Gorgui Dieng, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

Shortly after being dealt from Miami to Memphis, Johnson is on the move again, this time joining the new-look Timberwolves, who've been among the most active teams at the deadline. The veteran should have a chance to compete for a significant role in Minnesota, and he could battle fellow-new-addition Juancho Hernangomez for a starting spot up front.

February 6, 2020 09:04 PM
Grizzlies' James Johnson: Headed to Memphis
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson has been traded to the Grizzlies as part of the deal that brings Andre Iguodala to Miami, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

The deal took a while to fully materialize, but the final agreement will send Johnson, Dion Waiters and Justise Winslow to Memphis in exchange for Iguodala, Solomon Hill and Jae Crowder. Johnson appeared in 18 games for the Heat, but he'd held onto a consistent, double-digit-minutes role off the bench for the better part of the last month. He'll likely find himself in a similar situation with the Grizzlies.

February 6, 2020 09:04 PM
Heat's James Johnson: Not warming up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson isn't warming up with the team ahead of Wednesday's game against the Clippers, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

It's unclear why Johnson isn't out with the team for warmups, though the speculation is that he may part of the recent trade for Andre Iguodala. Look for more information to come out over the coming days regarding Johnson's status, though, for now, he can tentatively be considered day-to-day.

January 20, 2020 10:20 PM
Heat's James Johnson: Goes for season-high 22
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson had 22 points (9-11 FG, 4-5 3PT, 0-1 FT) and six rebounds in Monday's win over Sacramento.

With Jimmy Butler (hip) out, Johnson saw an increased role off the bench and took advantage. In a season-high 29 minutes, Johnson went for 22 points -- also a season-high -- on just 11 shots. He also added three assists and a pair of blocks to go with his six boards.

January 12, 2020 07:04 PM
Heat's James Johnson: Scores 19, fouls out in 21 minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson collected 19 points (6-7 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 4-5 FT), four rebounds and one block in 21 minutes during Sunday's 124-121 loss to the Knicks.

Johnson fouled out but finished with season highs in scoring and threes while Kelly Olynyk was a healthy scratch once again. With Justise Winslow (back) expected to see a specialist, Johnson could be among those to receive extra minutes going forward and has already surpassed 20 minutes in two of his last three appearances.

January 5, 2020 09:40 PM
Heat's James Johnson: Solid line in 22 minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson managed 12 points (4-5 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT), six rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 22 minutes during Sunday's 122-111 win over the Trail Blazers.

Johnson made his first appearance since Nov. 27 and delivered an efficient and well-rounded stat line in this his seventh showing of the season. Meanwhile, Kelly Olynyk (coach's decision) didn't see the floor at all in this one. It's unclear if this will continue going forward, but Johnson did at least make the most of his opportunity on a night when the team was without Jimmy Butler (back).

January 2, 2020 11:28 PM
Heat's James Johnson: Not part of rotation versus Raptors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (coach's decision) did not see the floor during Thursday's 84-76 win over the Raptors.

Johnson was removed from the injury report after being a late scratch for Monday's matchup versus the Wizards due to an illness. He has been held scoreless in four of his six appearances this season and hasn't seen any action at all since back on Nov. 27.

January 1, 2020 05:44 PM
Heat's James Johnson: Off injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (illness) is not on the injury report for Thursday's matchup against the Raptors.

Johnson was a late scratch for Monday's game due to a stomach bug. Though he's been cleared to play Wednesday, he hasn't been a part of the rotation recently, with his last appearance being Nov. 27.

December 30, 2019 06:28 PM
Heat's James Johnson: Late scratch Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (illness) will not play Monday against the Wizards.

Johnson is dealing with a stomach bug and will miss at least one game as a result. Even when healthy, the 32-year-old hasn't been a part of Miami's rotation.

December 19, 2019 06:20 PM
Heat's James Johnson: Off injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (personal) is not listed on the injury report for Friday's game against the Knicks, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

As expected, Johnson is good to go for Friday's game against New York after missing the past three games due to personal reasons. He's appeared in just six games this season -- and none since Nov. 27 -- posting averages of 3.3 points and 1.8 rebounds in 11.3 minutes.

December 18, 2019 01:28 PM
Heat's James Johnson: Expected to rejoin team Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (personal), who is out Wednesday against the 76ers, is expected to rejoin the Heat ahead of Friday's matchup against the Knicks, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Johnson, who hasn't seen the court since Nov. 27, has been out recently due to a personal matter. However, it's likely he'll be available to play Friday. Still, he's provided next to no fantasy value this season, and it doesn't appear that's in line to change.

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