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Amir Johnson | Center/Forward

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 210
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said that his team will miss Amir Johnson.
"He’s a humble guy," Casey said of Johnson. "He knows where he came from. He worked on his game and has improved really in just about every area. If you tell him he needs to get better at something, he’ll get after it and eventually he’ll get better. He’s just one of those guys that makes your team better." Casey also added that Johnson's leadership and toughness will be missed, but it's clear that Johnson's play in recent years has demanded the respect of his peers. Johnson is the favorite to start along with David Lee in Boston, but the crowded frontcourt makes it tough for fantasy owners to target him before the later rounds. Aug 21 - 11:51 AM
Source: CSN NE

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Danny Ainge spoke highly of newly acquired Amir Johnson at Monday's introductory press conference.

"The score always seems to go in your favor when [Johnson is] on the court. He’s a guy that doesn’t necessarily fill up a stat sheet like a lot of players, but he is a winning player," said Ainge. "He’s a guy that his teammates love playing with. He plays great defense, he rebounds, defends multiple positions and brings a lot of versatility." Johnson signed a hefty two-year, $24 million deal, so even though David Lee and Jared Sullinger will also be in the mix for minutes, Johnson will almost certainly have a role considering how much money Boston forked over for him. The Boston frontcourt is simply too crowded right now, so the position battle for PF at training camp will be huge for all three players.
Source: ESPN
Jul 29 - 9:43 AM

Celtics sign Amir Johnson to two-year, $24 million deal on Thursday.

Johnson has a somewhat fantasy friendly game, particularly in 9-cat leagues, but his constant injury concerns make him a late-round grab at best. Owners drafting players that project to start the year slowly may want to look at him as a stop-gap solution.
Jul 9 - 9:46 PM

Amir Johnson has agreed to a two-year, $24 million deal with the Celtics, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Danny Ainge and the Celtics are paying a steep price for Johnson's rebounding and defense. He averaged only 9.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.8 blocks in 26 minutes per game last season. Brandon Bass is an unrestricted FA and all signs point to Johnson playing solid minutes as Boston's starting PF, though he faces competition from guys like Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk and Tyler Zeller. He'll be a decent source of rebounds, FG percentage and blocks next season, but that's about it.
Jul 1 - 3:34 PM

The Celtics are interested in free agent PF Amir Johnson, according to Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix.

Boston didn't address their frontcourt needs in the draft and Danny Ainge is expected to aggressively pursue help at PF and C in free agency. Whether or not Johnson is interested in coming to Boston, it seems unlikely that he'll be a Raptor in 2015-16.
Jun 30 - 11:05 PM

Amir Johnson scored four points, grabbed three rebounds and blocked one shot in 26 minutes during Sunday's Game 4 defeat vs. the Wizards.

Johnson heads into unrestricted free agency this summer and there's a good chance he won't return to Toronto, where he's spent six of his 10 seasons in the NBA. He was limited by nagging injuries for most of the 2014-15 season but still played in 75 games this season, one reason he was able to crack the top-100 in 8-cat and 9-cat fantasy leagues.
Apr 26 - 9:51 PM

Amir Johnson moved into the starting lineup and double-doubled in Friday's Game 3 loss to the Wizards, scoring 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting with 12 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.

Johnson is a gamer and he'll bring his gimpy ankles into Sunday's Game 4 with reckless abandon, and as long as we don't get any bad news he could be a sneaky low-end play in DFS leagues.
Apr 24 - 10:57 PM

Ami Johnson will start at power forward in place of Tyler Hansbrough in Game 3 on Friday.

Hansbrough literally had nothing positive to offer on the stat sheet in 12 minutes on Saturday with only one foul and one missed field goal attempt. The Wizards led the NBA in player efficiency rating allowed to power forwards this regular season, so Johnson may have a tough time putting up a big line. He'll also really need to avoid foul trouble, which is a problem for him. Patrick Patterson should also play more than Psycho T.
Apr 24 - 7:03 PM

Raptors beat reporter Josh Lewenberg is speculating that Amir Johnson or Patrick Patterson could replace Tyler Hansbrough in the starting lineup for Friday's Game 3 against the Wizards.

Tyler Hansbrough has been painfully ineffective as the starting power forward for the Raptors through their first two playoff games against Washington, so it would be far from shocking to see head coach Dwane Casey alter his rotations for a crucial Game 3. Johnson gives Toronto a bit more of a defensive presence, while Patterson's range should be able to take some pressure off DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry. Stay tuned.

Head coach Dwane Casey said that Amir Johnson will play the same amount of minutes he usually does even if he continues to come off the bench behind Tyler Hansbrough.

Casey was impressed with Johnson after he scored a team-high 18 points with eight boards, one assist and one block vs. the Wizards on Saturday, and the fact that he played 34 minutes speaks volumes. Hansbrough will likely continue to start for now, but he saw just 13 minutes of action on Saturday and he will probably have a short leash from here on out.
Apr 19 - 1:39 PM

Amir Johnson played 34 minutes off the bench against the Wizards on Saturday, scoring a team-high 18 points with eight boards, one assist, one block and two turnovers.

He was arguably the best player on the Raptors today and he'll likely be in the starting lineup for Game 2 on Tuesday. Johnson was rested for basically the last two weeks of the season due to his habitual ankle issues. Expect him to play close to 30 minutes going forward, assuming he avoids injuries and foul trouble.
Apr 18 - 3:48 PM

Amir Johnson scored two points during a 92-87 win over the Hornets on Wednesday, adding six rebounds, one assist and one block.

He only played 16 minutes on Tuesday and may not be at 100 percent. Johnson will get a few days off before the playoffs start on Saturday. He'll likely see minutes in the mid 20s in the first round. The Wizards will travel to Toronto for Game 1 of that series.
Apr 15 - 10:16 PM

Amir Johnson will come off the Raptors' bench again on Wednesday, with Tyler Hansbrough earning another start at power forward.

It's surprising to see coach Dwane Casey leave Johnson in a reserve role, though it may be designed to keep his playing time in check due to his recent ankle injury. Hansbrough has been a marginal fantasy option even when starting, and Johnson's minutes are too limited to rely on him in typical fantasy formats.
Apr 15 - 7:00 PM

Amir Johnson (ankle) came off Toronto's bench on Tuesday for eight points on 4-of-5 shooting, eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in only 16 minutes of action.

Tyler Hansbrough earned another start but Johnson, who missed the Raptors' past four games, should retake the starting PF job as soon as Wednesday's contest vs. the Hornets. Johnson looked rejuvenated tonight after battling nagging injuries for most of the season, which is great news for the Raptors as they gear up for the postseason.
Apr 14 - 10:32 PM

Amir Johnson (ankle) will come off the bench for Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics.

Johnson's minutes will likely be limited in his first game back in action since April 3, so he's not a great option in most leagues. His return to the rotation will really hurt the limited value of Tyler Hansbrough, so while Psycho T will remain a starter, he won't be worth using in most leagues, as his minutes will likely take a hit tonight.
Apr 14 - 6:59 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Marcus Smart
2Isaiah Thomas
3Terry Rozier
SG1Avery Bradley
2R.J. Hunter
3Corey Walden
SF1Jae Crowder
2Evan Turner
3James Young
4Perry Jones
5Malcolm Miller
6Coty Clarke
PF1David Lee
2Jared Sullinger
3Jonas Jerebko
4Jordan Mickey
C1Amir Johnson
2Tyler Zeller
3Kelly Olynyk