Johnson is coming off the bench Thursday against the 76ers, Noah Levick of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Maxi Kleber and Boban Marjanovic will start in the frontcourt against the 76ers. With Kristaps Porzingis (back) still out, Johnson could see an expanded role.
Johnson will start Tuesday's game against the Celtics.
The 34-year-old dealt with a knee injury in early February, and he's been a healthy scratch since being cleared to play Feb. 8 against the Timberwolves. Johnson is averaging 6.4 points and 3.1 rebounds over 18.4 minutes in his 23 appearances this season.
Johnson (knee) is available to play in Monday's matchup with the Timberwolves.
Johnson's knee soreness is not severe enough to keep him from Monday's game. However, the 33-year-old has not been a big part of the rotation over the Mavericks' previous four games.
Johnson is questionable for Monday's game against the Timberwolves with a sore left knee, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The 33-year-old didn't see the court Saturday against the Warriors due to the injury, and his status remains in question for Monday's contest. The return of Maxi Kleber led to Johnson totaling only 15 minutes over the three games prior to the injury, so he's unlikely to see significant playing time even if available.
Johnson played six minutes Monday in the Mavericks' 109-108 loss to the Suns, grabbing two rebounds and recording no other statistics.
With Maxi Kleber (COVID-19) back in action after an 11-game absence, Johnson was the big loser in terms of playing time. Johnson looks to be clinging to a spot in the Mavericks' 10-man rotation, and if head coach Rick Carlisle elects to shorten his bench in the near future, the 33-year-old would be a prime candidate to see his minutes disappear entirely.
Johnson recorded 16 points (7-8 FG, 2-3 3PT), three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 31 minutes during the 117-113 loss to Denver on Monday.
Johnson has been a welcomed addition to the Mavericks secondary unit this season. The forward may not dazzle every night, but he plays his position and does a little bit of everything on the court. The big bright spot for Johnson was his season high in minutes on the court and it could be a sign for games to come with injuries still being a problem for the Mavericks. He is worth monitoring, but he's not viable just yet.
Johnson had 15 points (6-11 FG), six rebounds, two assists and one block across 27 minutes in Monday's 116-93 loss to the Raptors.
The absence of Maxi Kleber (COVID-19 protocols) has given Johnson more playing time in recent games. Johnson's average of 25.7 minutes across his past four matches was nearly 10 more than the 16.0 he averaged across nine previous games. He averaged a serviceable 11.3 points during that aforementioned four-game span.
Johnson generated 12 points (4-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-5 FT), five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block over 26 minutes off the bench in Saturday's 112-98 victory over the Magic.
Saturday was Johnson's most complete performance of the young season. Despite coming off the bench, Johnson played more minutes than three starters and was the fourth leading scorer. Prior to that, he had totaled 17 points, six rebounds, five steals, three assists and one block over his last four outings.
Johnson tallied zero points (0-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt), three rebounds and one assist across 20 minutes during Monday's win over the Rockets.
Johnson posted his second scoreless game of the season so far as he's been unable to get out of single digits on the scoring end this year while averaging 15.7 minutes per contest. This was also the first game of the year that the veteran forward failed to nab a single steal.
Johnson posted eight points (3-5 FG, 2-2 3Pt), three rebounds, two steals and one assist in 12 minutes during Friday's 93-83 win over the Heat.
Johnson has had a solid bench role with the Mavericks this season, averaging 4.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.6 steals in 15.4 minutes. He makes for a bench or streaming option in deep fantasy leagues given his diverse skillset.
Johnson (knee) is available for Saturday's preseason action against the Bucks, Callie Caplan of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Johnson has been working back from a knee sprain, and he's ready to play Saturday. With Kristaps Porzingis (knee) out for the start of the season, Johnson could have a rotational role for the Mavericks.
Johnson (knee) did 5-on-5 work for the first time Tuesday during practice, Callie Caplan of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The veteran is recovering from an MCL sprain he suffered in October. It's possible he's ready for the regular-season opener, but we shouldn't be surprised if he's in street clothes for the Mavericks' first preseason game Saturday against the Bucks.
Johnson has yet to participate in live work at practice with the Mavericks during training camp while he recovers from an MCL sprain he suffered in October, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.
Johnson isn't expected to be sidelined for much longer, as coach Rick Carlisle said he expects the 33-year-old to be cleared Tuesday or Wednesday. The forward finished the 2019-20 campaign with the Timberwolves but was traded to the Thunder in November, only to be dealt again to the Mavericks within a couple days.
The Thunder have traded Johnson to the Mavericks in exchange for Delon Wright and Justin Jackson, Mark Stein of The New York Times reports.
The trade marks the second time Johnson has been traded in as many days. The Mavericks were in the market for a defensive-minded, tough player and the veteran big man certainly fits that mold. He averaged 8.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.8 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 triples across 19.3 minutes on both the Heat and Timberwolves last season. He will presumably help provide depth in the frontcourt in the upcoming season.
Johnson exercised his $16 million player option for the 2020-21 season and was subsequently traded to the Thunder, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The decision is a no-brainer for Johnson, who would not be able to find an annual value anywhere near $16 million on the open market. He'll head to Oklahoma City as part of the draft-night deal that brought Ricky Rubio back to Minnesota. At this point, it's unclear if the Thunder will keep Johnson around or attempt to flip him as an expiring contract at some point.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Johnson will come off the bench Friday against the Celtics, Dane Moore of ZoneCoverage.com 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.
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|02/27||@ BKN||W 115-98||5||0||0||1||0||1||0|
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