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Amir Johnson | Center/Forward | #5

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 249
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (26) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Amir Johnson has agreed to a one-year, $11 million deal with the 76ers.
The 76ers come up with another master stroke on their cap usage with another one-year deal, and they still have close to $16 million to give Robert Covington on an extension. As for Johnson, he'll obviously be coming off the bench and add some frontcourt depth likely when the 76ers go up against bigger lineups. This move is somewhat interesting because there is depth at the five with Richaun Holmes and Jahlil Okafor, so keep an eye out for what that could mean for Okafor. Jul 1 - 6:05 PM

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The Celtics could look to execute a sign-and-trade deal with UFA Amir Johnson, according to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe.

You can bet that any potential move that could net Danny Ainge additional flexibility and/or assets is a move Boston will explore. To be clear, there is absolutely nothing imminent on this front.
Jul 1 - 4:03 PM

The Sixers are expected to make a strong push for Amir Johnson.

Johnson started 77 games for the Celtics last season, averaging 6.5 points (on 57.6 percent shooting) and 4.6 rebounds in 20.1 minutes. The Sixers have decent depth up front, but could use a reliable veteran to back up both the power forward and center spots. Johnson is a banger who is unafraid to do the dirty work in the paint.
Jul 1 - 8:40 AM

The Rockets are likely to meet with Amir Johnson this weekend.

The list is getting pretty long for teams looking to meet with Amir, but none of them have been the Celtics so far. The Bulls, Nets and Raptors are also expected to be in the mix, based on an ESPN report.
Jun 30 - 11:06 PM

The Bulls, Nets and Raptors are suitors to sign Amir Johnson, according to ESPN NY's Ian Begley.

The Raptors have been in the mix for a while and could be set for a reunion. Johnson is 30 years old now, and he really maxes out at around 20 minutes per game these days. He'll likely serve as depth on most teams.
Jun 30 - 7:51 PM

Amir Johnson and the Raptors are strongly considering a reunion, according to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News.

Johnson is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Before playing for the Celtics the last two years, he spent six seasons in Toronto, from 2009 through 2015. Johnson started 77 games for the C's last season but was saw hs role dimish greatly in the playoffs. The Raps first order of business this summer will be re-signing Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka, but apparently, there is also mutual interest between Toronto and Johnson.
Jun 2 - 10:06 AM

Amir Johnson scored one point with three rebounds in six minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

He didn't play in the first half and wasn't really in the rotation until this game got out of hand. Johnson is going to be a free agent this summer and it's possible the Celtics don't bring him back after an underwhelming finish to his season.
May 25 - 10:56 PM

Amir Johnson (shoulder) is available to play against the Cavs on Thursday.

Johnson was available to play on Tuesday, but coach Brad Stevens went with more Kelly Olynyk. Johnson may not be in the rotation again tonight.
May 25 - 6:53 PM

Amir Johnson (right shoulder sprain) is probable for Game 5 on Thursday.

If not for Kyrie Irving going off, the Celtics may have tied this series with Johnson out for Game 4. While Johnson may be ready to play, coach Brad Stevens may opt to leave his usual starter out of the rotation for this one. If he's not going to play, Kelly Olynyk and Jonas Jerebko will get more run.
May 24 - 5:19 PM

Amir Johnson (right shoulder) will not suit up for Game 4 against the Cavs on Tuesday, according to sources of Michael Eaves of ESPN.

With Johnson set to spend Game 4 on the sidelines, we could see Kelly Olynyk move into the starting five, and there should be some more playing time available for Jonas Jerebko. For now, we'll be considering Johnson questionable for Game 5 on Thursday.
May 23 - 6:27 PM

Amir Johnson (shoulder) said he is feeling better but will be a game-time decision for Game 4 vs. Cleveland on Tuesday.

Johnson initially injured the shoulder early in Game 3. He was able to return but was clearly limited. Speaking with reporters on Tuesday morning, Johnson stated that he has increased mobility in the shoulder area and that he will participate in shootaround and pre-game warmups before a decision on his availability is made. If Johnson is unable to play, Kelly Olynyk and Jonas Jerebko would see an uptick in minutes. It's also possible that coach Brad Stevens slides Gerald Green into the starting lineup.
May 23 - 11:37 AM

Amir Johnson (sprained right AC joint in shoulder) did not practice on Monday and is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's Game 4 in Cleveland.

Johnson tweaked his shoulder during Game 3, and while he was able to initially play through it, it sounds like it swelled up a bit overnight. He's headed for an MRI, so we'll have a better idea on his status for Game 4 once those results are made public, but if he is forced to the sidelines that would open up some minutes for guys like Kelly Olynyk and Jonas Jerebko. Gerald Green could also return to the starting five if Johnson is indeed unavailable on Tuesday night. Stay tuned.

Amir Johnson started on Sunday but had just two points and two rebounds in nine minutes.

Johnson sprained his right shoulder during the first quarter but he did return, briefly, so we'll leave him off the injury report. He was torched defensively by Kevin Love, who made seven 3-pointers in the first half, and frontcourt reserves Kelly Olynyk and Jonas Jerebko had much more success tonight.
May 21 - 11:43 PM

Amir Johnson will start Game 3 on Sunday, as expected.

The move sends Gerald Green back to the bench. Johnson's minutes are severely limited even when he's starting, so there's no real benefit for DFS purposes here.
May 21 - 7:12 PM

Amir Johnson is expected to start in Game 3 vs. the Cavaliers on Sunday.

Coach Brad Stevens just can't seem to settle on his starting five in the playoffs. Johnson is only averaging 10.6 minutes per game in the postseason, so DFS owners will want to look the other direction. Expect Gerald Green to return to the bench.
May 21 - 11:43 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Markelle Fultz
2T.J. McConnell
3Jerryd Bayless
SG1J.J. Redick
2Timothe Luwawu
3Nik Stauskas
SF1Robert Covington
2Justin Anderson
3Furkan Korkmaz
PF1Ben Simmons
2Dario Saric
3Amir Johnson
C1Joel Embiid
2Richaun Holmes
3Jahlil Okafor