Johnson scored 19 points (7-16 FG, 3-11 3Pt, 2-3 FT) and collected two steals in an overtime loss to the Nuggets on Saturday.
Johnson wasn't efficient with his shot from deep, but he played 35 minutes and managed his highest scoring total since Dec. 27. The former North Carolina Tar Heel didn't offer much in the way of additional stats aside from his two steals, however, and he remains a fringe fantasy asset who doesn't offer much outside of three-pointers.
Johnson amassed just eight points (3-9 FG, 2-7 3Pt)three rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 28 minutes during Wednesday's 109-103 victory over the Rockets.
Johnson remained in the starting lineup for the Suns but once again failed to make the most of his opportunities. His night was salvaged by three combined defensive stats, something that he is going to have to improve if he is to take his game to the next level. The playing time has been encouraging and it does feel as though an improved performance is just over the horizon.
Johnson scored 10 points (4-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt) to go with four rebounds, three assists and one steal across 23 minutes in a 108-104 loss to Memphis on Monday.
The forward saw his first start since the Orlando bubble where the 24-year-old was a starter in each of Phoenix's final eight games. Despite starting for Jae Crowder, Johnson was replaced by Crowder in the closing rotation at the 5:30 mark in the fourth quarter, entering for defensive purposes with just 3.3 seconds remaining. Johnson has scored in double digits in four of his last five outings, taking a nice jump in scoring while averaging 12.4 points per game this season.
Johnson will start Monday's game against the Grizzlies, Kellan Olson of AZ Sports reports.
Playing their first game in a week, the Suns will go with Johnson at one forward spot over Jae Crowder, who shifts to the bench. It will be the first start of the year for the second-year forward, who's shooting 38.4 percent from three (6.6 3PA/G) on the year.
Johnson posted five points (2-7 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 0-2 FT), four rebounds and two assists across 18 minutes during Monday's 128-107 loss to the Wizards.
Johnson's five points marked a season low as he couldn't get his shot to fall during a rough overall team performance from Phoenix. Despite this off game, Johnson is looking good to start the year with averages of 12.4 points on 47.1 percent shooting, 3.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 2.5 triples, 0.5 steals and 0.5 blocks across 23.2 minutes per game.
Johnson finished with eight points (3-9 FG, 2-8 3Pt), three boards, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes of a 112-107 loss to the Clippers on Sunday.
Johnson lead the Suns bench in minutes in the contest, as he's now played at least 20 minutes in six-of-seven games this season. He's primarily shot from deep, which drags down his field goal percentage. He'll face the Raptors on Wednesday.
Johnson provided 18 points (6-13 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, two blocked shots and a steal across 22 minutes in Tuesday's 111-86 win over the Pelicans.
Chris Paul and Devin Booker were off their games Tuesday, but performances from Johnson, Jae Crowder and Mikal Bridges illustrated the talent of their role players. The Suns are deep and built for a playoff run. Johnson's role was expected to increase this season, but Crowder's arrival relegated him to a bench role once again. The 2019 first-round pick should continue to perform with the second unit and is good for 20-25 minutes per game, but the hot hand will occasionally win out at the position.
Johnson contributed 21 points (7-9 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), one rebound, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes Sunday in the Suns' 116-100 win over the Kings.
The Suns' selection of Johnson with the 11th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft was widely panned due to the 24-year-old's perceived lack of upside, but there's no denying that he's lived up to his billing as one of the premier shooters of his draft class. Through the first 60 games of his career, Johnson has averaged 1.9 triples per game, knocking them down at a 39 percent clip. Don't expect much from Johnson in other areas, however, as he's only chipped in eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and no blocks over 72 minutes this season.
Johnson posted 15 points (5-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes during Wednesday's 106-102 win over the Mavericks.
With Jae Crowder and Mikal Bridges starting, Johnson has been relegated to a bench role. Still, he saw sixth-man minutes and wasn't shy about firing up shots. Don't expect double-digit scoring from Johnson every night, but he should still be a solid source of threes, and possibly rebounds, in deeper fantasy leagues.
Johnson (calf) was not on the injury report on Thursday, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
Johnson practiced with the team Thursday and his absence from the injury report suggests he should be ready to play Friday against the Lakers. He played 15 minutes during the team's preseason opener before missing the next two games.
Johnson (calf) practiced Thursday, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
Johnson has played in just one preseason game due to a calf injury, though he may be able to play in the finale before Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Mavericks.
Johnson (calf) is out for Wednesday's preseason action against the Lakers, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Johnson will miss a second consecutive preseason game due to calf soreness. The Suns have just one more exhibition contest, which is Friday against the Lakers.
Johnson (calf) is listed as out for Monday's preseason game against the Jazz.
Johnson tweaked his left calf during Saturday's opener, so it looks like the Suns are simply exercising some caution. On Sunday, coach Monty Williams downplayed the severity of the issue, calling Johnson "fine."
Coach Monty Williams said Sunday that Johnson is "fine" after suffering a minor calf injury during Saturday's preseason opener, Kellan Olson of AZ Sports reports.
Johnson played 15 minutes before exiting with the injury, but judging from Williams' comments Sunday, the second-year forward avoided anything serious. As of now, expect Johnson to be available for Monday's rematch with the Jazz in Utah.
Johnson sustained a calf injury during Saturday's preseason loss to Utah, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
The 24-year-old was considered questionable for Saturday due to left knee soreness, and he played 15 minutes before suffering the calf injury. Coach Monty Williams said he believes Johnson should be fine, though he should still be considered questionable for Monday's rematch with the Jazz.
Johnson (knee) is starting Saturday's preseason opener at Utah, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
The 24-year-old was considered questionable due to left knee soreness, but it's apparently a minor concern or the team figured to be more cautious in the exhibition opener. Johnson is expected to be one of the first players off the bench for Phoenix this season, but he'll start Saturday with expected starters Chris Paul (ankle) and Jae Crowder (personal) not available.
Johnson is considered questionable for Saturday's exhibition opener against the Jazz due to left knee soreness, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Johnson is unlikely to play unless his health is completely up to par, as the Suns are simply working toward the start of the season. The second-year sharpshooter averaged 13.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.5 blocks and 1.9 triples across 32.4 minutes during the Suns' 8-0 Bubble experience. He is expected to be one of the first players off the bench for Phoenix this season.
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.
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