Johnson produced five points (2-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt), five assists and three rebounds across 29 minutes in a 96-83 loss to the Kings.
Johnson drew the start with Trevor Ariza one of four first-unit players sitting for rest, but he couldn't get much going from the field. The 17-year veteran has been modestly involved save for a few games since arriving in Houston at the trade deadline, but his presence figures to expand during the first round of the postseason at a minimum with Luc Mbah a Moute out with a shoulder injury.
Johnson will enter the starting five for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Kings, Rockets play-by-play announcer Craig Ackerman reports.
The Rockets are holding out eight regular contributors, including the likes of James Harden (ankle) and Chris Paul (rest). As a result, Johnson will be able to pick up the start and is essentially guaranteed to log more than 30 minutes barring an injury. Look for Johnson's overall production to see a fairly significant spike considering his playing time and usage will be way up for Wednesday's finale.
Johnson added four points (2-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt) and three rebounds across 18 minutes during Houston's 96-94 win over Portland on Thursday.
The 36-year-old has only produced one game above the 20-point mark this year as it is becoming apparent that he is not much of a offensive threat anymore. Johnson is currently averaging 6.9 points and 3.2 rebounds in 52 games played this season.
Johnson was a healthy scratch Sunday, perhaps earning himself a rest day.
Johnson failed to see any court time Sunday after seeing limited action in the previous five games. He is a mere fringe rotation guy on his new team and holds no real value other than as a possible streaming option, but only when others around him are resting, which isn't very often.
Johnson (illness) is no longer listed on the injury report for Friday's game against the Raptors, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Johnson missed the last two games with an illness, but appears ready to get back into the action after an extended break. He'll slot back into the wing rotation and could push for minutes in the lower 20's with Ryan Anderson (hip) still sidelined. Johnson's return will likely mean less of a workload for Gerald Green.
Johnson (illness) is out for Wednesday's contest against the Bucks, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Johnson missed Tuesday's contest against the Thunder due to an illness, which caused him to be initially listed as questionable for Wednesday's game. He's apparently still feeling too sick to play, however, and will sit the contest out. In his stead, Gerald Green could see solid minutes again, as he played 15 minutes Tuesday and posted six points and grabbed three rebounds.
Johnson (illness) is questionable for Wednesday's contest against Milwaukee, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports.
Johnson was absent from Tuesday's contest against the Thunder as a result of an illness, which has apparently carried over in some capacity to Wednesday. If he ends up missing the game, Gerald Green could see rotational minutes off the pine once again. He played 15 minutes Tuesday, posting six points and three boards.
Johnson is listed as out Tuesday against Oklahoma City.
The news comes courtesy of the team's game notes, and while those are subject to change, at this point it looks as though Houston is preparing to be without the veteran. Look for official confirmation on Johnson's status at shootaround Tuesday morning.
Johnson had nine points (2-9 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), three rebounds and one steal in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 100-91 victory over Sacramento.
Johnson made his Rockets debut Wednesday, appearing rusty but still seeing good minutes. He should be able to carve out a nice role off the bench but will see his time take a hit upon Trevor Ariza's (hamstring) return. Even on his new team, he remains an option only in the deeper formats, barring any major injuries to those players above him in the rotation.
Johnson will be available for Wednesday's game against the Kings, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
While Johnson reached a buyout agreement with the Kings over the weekend, he had to wait to officially clear waivers before signing with the Rockets. With that process now complete, Johnson will be an option off the bench for coach Mike D'Antoni, but his role will likely be somewhat limited. That said, should the game turn into a blowout, it's certainly possible Johnson could see some extended run with the second unit.
Johnson won't be available for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Johnson still has yet to officially sign with the Rockets, so as expected, he won't be ready to take the court Tuesday. The Rockets play next on Wednesday vs. the Kings, though it remains to be seen if everything will be fully completed in time for Johnson to make his Rockets debut then. For that reason, we may have to wait until after the All-Star break for Johnson to play, but continue to monitor the situation for the time being.
Johnson is yet to officially finalize his contract with the Rockets and will likely be held out of Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
While Johnson announced his commitment to the Rockets on Saturday, the two sides have to wait until Tuesday for the deal to become official, so it's unlikely that Johnson will be available for the night's matchup with the Timberwolves in Minneapolis. The Rockets close out their pre-All-Star schedule by hosting the Kings on Wednesday, so Johnson could make his debut in that contest -- or, Houston could simply wait until after the break to insert the 36-year-old into the rotation.
The Kings officially waived Johnson on Sunday, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The move was expected immediately after the Kings acquired Johnson on Thursday, given that the veteran wing is on an expiring contract and wouldn't have been in line for consistent minutes on a rebuilding squad. As a result, the Kings granted Johnson a buyout for the second time in three seasons. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Johnson has already committed to sign with the Rockets, with confirmation on that front from Houston likely to arrive Monday or Tuesday.
Johnson is expected to sign with the Rockets once his buyout with the Kings is complete, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Johnson, who was traded to the Kings on Thursday as part of a three-team deal, has been pursing a buyout. It appears he will get his wish to join a contender in the Rockets. It remains to be seen what type of role the veteran will have with the club, but he will presumably have a tough time finding minutes in an already loaded rotation.
Johnson, who was dealt to the Kings on Thursday as part of a three-team trade, is expected to seek a buyout from Sacramento, David Aldridge of Turner Sports reports.
The 36-year-old Johnson is in the final year of a two-year, $21.5 million contract and offers little use to a 17-36 Kings club in the midst of a rebuild, so expect the team to grant his request for a buyout without the veteran ever playing for Sacramento. Once he hits the open market, Johnson will likely draw interest from multiple playoff-contending teams looking to upgrade their depth on the wing. No matter where he lands, Johnson is unlikely to consistently earn enough minutes to provide much fantasy value in any format.
Johnson and Iman Shumpert will be traded to the Kings in a three-team trade, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. In return, the Cavaliers will receive George Hill and Rodney Hood, while the Jazz will receive Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose.
Johnson has played a fairly minor role off the bench this season for Utah, though he did see a slightly expanded workload when Rudy Gobert missed some time with a knee injury. While Johnson will be heading to a much less talented roster, the Kings have already stated a few times that they were going to focus on developing their younger talent moving forward, which doesn't bode well for Johnson's playing time. At this point, it seems likely that Jonson will ultimately be bought out, so his stint on the Kings roster shouldn't be a long one.
Johnson supplied two points (1-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and three rebounds in 16 minutes during Monday's 133-109 win over the Pelicans.
Johnson returned to the lineup after receiving Saturday's matchup off for rest purposes. The veteran forward has been mentioned in the rumor mill heading into the trade deadline, with a potential buyout also on the table. Nevertheless, the Jazz are on a six-game winning streak, so perhaps Johnson can be convinced to stick around as the team tries to make a playoff push.
Johnson (rest) will be available for Monday's game against the Pelicans, David Locke of the Jazz Radio Network reports.
Johnson was given the night off to rest Saturday after playing in 23 consecutive games. Even with both Rodney Hood (lower leg) and Donovan Mitchell (illness) carrying injury tags into Monday's game, Johnson still seems to be in store for his usual limited role off the bench.
Johnson will sit out Saturday's game against the Spurs for rest purposes, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Johnson will get the second night of a back-to-back set off. Rodney Hood (lower leg) is listed as probable to return Saturday, but it is unclear if he would be allowed to see heavy minutes coming off a six-game absence. Thus, Joe Ingles could be the prime beneficiary of Johnson's absence.
Johnson pitched in 12 points (5-10 FG, 2-5 3Pt), four rebounds and two assists across 22 minutes in Friday's 129-97 win over the Suns.
A second straight strong shooting night led to Johnson's third double-digit scoring effort of the last seven games. The veteran has encouragingly seen 20 minutes or more in 10 of his last 11 contests. He's posted at least a 50.0 percent success rate from the field in eight of his last 12 games as well, and his ability to get hot from the field on any given night gives him some decent fantasy upside in very deep formats.
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