Johnson has agreed to a two-year, $7.5 million deal with the Raptors, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Following the loss of Kawhi Leonard to the Clippers, the Raptors' front office is shoring up its wing depth by adding Johnson. While he's proven to be a strong defender, Johnson's offense has been slow to develop. He has yet to crack the 40 percent mark from the field in any of his first four seasons.
Johnson had his qualifying offer declined and will become a free agent, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The move to decline Johnson's qualifying offer wasn't overly surprising as the Pelicans are swamped with assets and have a wealth of young assets whose development would likely take priority over Johnson's. That said, the former 8th overall pick is still just 23 and could draw interest due to his strong defensive skills. In 66 games split between Detroit and New Orleans last year, Johnson averaged 6.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 18.3 minutes per game while shooting 38.9 percent from the field, 28.8 percent from three and 78.1 percent from the line.
Johnson (ankle) will not play Tuesday against the Warriors.
As expected, Johnson will miss a third straight game to end the season. He had begun to pick up increased minutes over the past few weeks, but the ex-Piston never made much of an impact after coming over at the trade deadline.
Johnson (ankle) had been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Kings.
Johnson will miss a second-straight game because of a left ankle bruise Sunday. With five other players officially out, look for Dairis Bertans, Solomon Hill and Ian Clark to see extra run.
Johnson is out for Friday's matchup against the Suns due to a left ankle bruise.
The Pelicans' rotation gets even thinner. In Johnson's place, Dairis Bertans, Solomon Hill and Ian Clark are all candidates to see extra run.
Johnson posted 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-3 3Pt), four assists, two rebounds, two steals and one block in 20 minutes Thursday in the Pelicans' 121-118 win over the Kings.
There was more playing time to go around than usual for the New Orleans reserves with five players unavailable for the contest due to injury and Darius Miller exiting early due to a hip issue. Johnson and Christian Wood (25 points, nine boards, three steals in 28 minutes) were the main two bench players that took advantage, with the former reaching double figures in the scoring column for third time in four games. The non-contending Pelicans are likely to act conservatively with their banged-up players down the stretch, so Johnson could have a fairly clear path to around 20 minutes per game down the stretch.
Johnson recorded 18 points (6-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-5 FT), four rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 28 minutes during Wednesday's 119-96 loss to the Magic.
Johnson scored almost as many points in this one as he did through his first 12 appearances with the Pelicans (20). Moreover, this was the first time through 13 games that he has earned more than 20 minutes. With Jrue Holiday (abdomen), E'Twaun Moore (quadriceps), and Anthony Davis (rest) sidelined and the franchise focused on developing the younger players, Johnson seems like he's going to have a chance to show what he can do across the last eight games of 2018-19. Nevertheless, he's not exactly an appealing option for most fantasy formats.
Johnson posted six points (3-7 FG, 0-3 3Pt), two rebounds and one steal in 20 minutes Friday in the Pelicans' 122-117 win over the Timberwolves.
Coach Alvin Gentry wasted little time making use of Johnson after the team acquired him from the Bucks prior to Thursday's deadline. The fourth-year forward immediately stepped into the rotation and finished with the eighth-most minutes on the team. Though Johnson is set to become a restricted free agent this summer, his ability to defend multiple positions should at least earn him a decent amount of run off the bench in the short term while the Pelicans wait for multiple players to return from injury.
Johnson (not injury related) is available to play Friday against Minnesota.
Johnson was initially traded to the Bucks on Wednesday but was quickly re-routed to the Pelicans. He's set to make his team debut after going through all of the trade formalities.
Johnson (not injury related) has been traded, along with Jason Smith, to the Pelicans in exchange for Nikola Mirotic, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Johnson has quickly been sent out by the Bucks for an opportunity to get Mirotic for a playoff run. In New Orleans, Johnson may have an opportunity for a similar, if not bigger, role he had in Detroit considering the Pelicans' place in the standings and situation with Anthony Davis.
Johnson was traded to the Bucks on Wednesday in exchange for Thon Maker, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Maker had recently expressed a desire to be dealt and Milwaukee didn't wait long to honor his wish. In return for Maker, the team brought in Johnson, another former lottery pick who has failed to live up to expectations since entering the league. Johnson has failed to shoot over 38.1 percent from the field or 30.7 percent from deep in any of his four years in the NBA, though he's at least regarded as a solid wing defender. While he'll bolster Milwaukee's bench unit, it's unlikely Johnson will garner more than the 20.0 minutes per game he averaged in Detroit this season. Due to the timing of the trade, Johnson presumably won't be available for Wednesday's game against the Wizards but could make his Bucks debut Friday in Dallas.
Johnson accumulated 21 points (7-10 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, a block and two steals in 25 minutes Monday against the Nuggets.
Johnson was solid across the board but was especially efficient from downtown, where he scored 12 of his 21 points on the night. His scoring output fell just one point shy of tying his season high, when he dropped 22 points Nov. 9 against Atlanta. Johnson has struggled to put up consistent scoring totals of late, notching just three double-digit scoring performances since Jan. 1.
Johnson is probable for Friday's game against Miami due to right hamstring soreness.
Johnson is nursing some minor hamstring soreness but the Pistons expect him to be able to play through it. He's been struggling to put up productive totals of late, averaging just 2.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.7 steals over his previous three contests off the bench.
Johnson produced 16 points (5-10 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), two rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 23 minutes during Thursday's 112-102 loss to Sacramento.
Johnson saw some additional playing time with Blake Griffin (rest) out and the game going into garbage time late. Johnson has been a disappointment this season and despite this performance, should be left for deeper formats only.
Johnson managed four points (1-5 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, one steal, and one block in 14 minutes during Saturday's 110-105 loss to the Jazz.
Johnson (quad) was removed from the injury report prior to Saturday's matchup, and saw his minutes increase from six to 14 in this his second game back after missing Tuesday's tilt versus the Bucks. Johnson's defensive versatility still helps him find his way onto the floor, but poor shooting percentages and modest per-game averages limit his fantasy value to deeper leagues.
Johnson (quad) has been removed from the injury report ahead of Saturday's tilt against the Jazz, Keith Langlois of the Pistons' official site reports.
Johnson was previously listed as probable, so his availability isn't surprising. He played just six minutes during the Pistons' previous contest after returning from an injury. It's possible he sees more run this time around.
Johnson is expected to play Saturday against the Jazz despite a bruised left Quadriceps.
Johnson is still recovering from a Quadriceps injury suffered earlier in the week, but he logged six minutes in Wednesday's contest and should manage to play through the injury. However, given his limited availability in Detroit's previous matchup, he may be held to a minutes restriction to prevent further damage.
Johnson (quad) has been cleared to play limited minutes Wednesday against the Grizzlies, Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo reports.
A bruised left quad kept Johnson out Tuesday and is still apparently giving him some pain, but he'll be available for limited action Wednesday. Over his past three appearances, he's averaged 5.7 points, 2.7 rebound, 1.0 assist and 1.0 steal across 17.0 minutes.
Johnson (quad) is a game-time decision Wednesday against the Grizzlies, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
Johnson was a late scratch Tuesday due to a bruised quad, and he'll go through pregame warmups before making a final decision on his availability. He averaged 7.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists during December.
Johnson is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies with a left quadriceps contusion.
Johnson didn't show up on the Pistons' injury report prior to Tuesday's game against the Bucks but Detroit ultimately scratched him for the 121-98 loss due to the quad issue. That paved the way for both Khyri Thomas (20 minutes) and Glenn Robinson (seven minutes) to see run off the bench, though the playing time for both wings was probably inflated by the blowout nature of the contest. Expect both to see more limited run Wednesday if Johnson is out for the second half of the back-to-back set and the game remains more competitive than Tuesday's.
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