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Amir Johnson | Center/Forward | #90

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 249
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (26) / DET
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Amir Johnson snared seven offensive rebounds in 30 minutes vs. Denver, adding nine points, six assists, three steals and one block in the Celtics' home victory.
Johnson ranks 51st in offensive rebound rate this season, and Denver has allowed the sixth-fewest offensive rebounds per game (9.6), so Johnson deserves extra credit for this performance. The six assists also tied a season high and Amir continues to produce under-the-radar value in formats with 10 or more teams. Jan 27 - 10:33 PM

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Amir Johnson scored four points with five rebounds, two assists and one block in 23 minutes against the Wizards on Monday.

Just when it looked like he was the man last week, Johnson has completely fallen apart. In his last five, he's averaged just 3.0 points, 5.8 boards, 2.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks on 36.4 percent from the field. His owners should still stick with him unless it's to grab an irresistibly hot free agent.
Jan 25 - 9:55 PM

Amir Johnson returned from a personal absence to finish Sunday's game with three points, 12 boards (five offensive), five assists, two steals and one block in just 20 minutes of action.

Johnson resumed his starting job and isn't in danger of losing it at the moment, as Brad Stevens has repeatedly praised the veteran's consistent play. He's cooled off after a hot start to the month, averaging just 3.8 points in his past four games, but is still a top-90 value (9-cat) on the season. Patience is warranted.
Jan 24 - 9:38 PM

Amir Johnson (personal) will return to the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the 76ers.

With Johnson back in the starting lineup, Kelly Olynyk will more than likely return to the bench and Olynyk's value takes a bit of a hit with the demotion to the second-unit. Johnson has been playing well through the month of January with averages of 10.1 points, 7.2 boards and 1.1 blocks per game, and he's in play in DFS with a favorable matchup against the Sixers.
Jan 24 - 5:37 PM

Amir Johnson (personal) returned to the Celtics' practice on Saturday after missing Friday's game vs. the Bulls.

This report means that he should be good to go for Sunday's game vs. the 76ers, meaning Kelly Olynyk will likely head back to the bench. Johnson is averaging just 6.3 points, 3.5 boards, 1.0 assists, 0.8 blocks and 0.8 steals over his last four games, so hopefully he gets it going soon. For what it's worth, head coach Brad Stevens said that Johnson will likely return to the starting lineup.
Jan 23 - 1:35 PM

Amir Johnson (personal) will not play against the Bulls on Friday and it'll be Kelly Olynyk starting in his place.

Hopefully everything is OK with Amir and he can make it to Sunday's game against the 76ers. He is still a hold in standard leagues. Olynyk is a very intriguing play tonight with one less guy in his way, so he's worth a look in DFS tonight.
Jan 22 - 5:42 PM

Amir Johnson returned to the Air Canada Centre as an opponent on Wednesday, but he managed only two points, four rebounds, one assist and one block in 24 minutes.

The crowd gave Johnson a well-deserved ovation when he was announced. In six seasons with Toronto he became the franchise leader in field goal percentage, while ranking in the top-10 for rebounds, points, blocks, offensive rating, defensive win shares, and more. He'll look to bounce back vs. the Bulls on Friday.
Jan 20 - 11:53 PM

Amir Johnson scored three points in 14 minutes against the Mavs on Monday with two rebounds and one steal.

Just when it looked like Amir was locked in for minutes, this happens. These are the breaks of the Boston frontcourt rotation and this will happen going forward. Still, Johnson should remain owned in standard leagues.
Jan 18 - 11:48 PM

Brad Stevens praised Amir Johnson's recent play, saying the big man has been "really good."

"I just think he’s getting more comfortable playing with us, playing in our system." Stevens said. "You know he’s only been here a couple of months."Although he still isn't 100 percent healthy and continues to battle plantar fasciitis in his left foot, Johnson has been productive since 2016 began, averaging 11.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 1.2 blocks on 69.1 percent shooting over nine January contests.
Jan 18 - 10:22 AM

Amir Johnson scored 13 points with five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 19 minutes against the Suns on Friday.

He went to the locker room just before halftime and had his ankle wrapped, but he did start the third quarter. Also, his coach praised him after the game. "I just think he's getting more comfortable with us, playing in our system," coach Brad Stevens said. Johnson has 28.1 minutes per game in his previous January games and has second-round value this month. He's been consistent enough to own in all standard leagues.
Jan 15 - 11:04 PM

Amir Johnson dominated the paint vs. the Pacers on Wednesday, scoring 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting with 18 rebounds (eight offensive), six assists and two steals in just 29 minutes.

The Celtics moved above .500 with the victory and Johnson's fingerprints were all over the game. He's the first player since Joakim Noah in 2014 to have at least 18 boards, six dimes and two steals in a game, and a strong start to 2016 has launched him into the top-100 for 9-cat value. He's running hot and is well worth a pickup.
Jan 14 - 12:32 AM

Amir Johnson had a nice night vs. the Pistons, racking up 16 points on 8-of-14 shooting, 11 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one turnover in 31 minutes.

Johnson benefits from having Kelly Olynyk alongside him in the starting lineup, as KO creates more space than does Jared Sullinger. The veteran has played well in four of his past five games and is a stable late-round value on the strength of his boards (5.9), blocks (1.3) and field goal percentage (56.8), but don't expect many flashy scoring games.
Jan 7 - 12:01 AM

Amir Johnson played 28 minutes against the Nets on Monday with 12 points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks.

That's two games in a row with Amir getting some heavy minutes with a 29-minute game coming on Saturday. It is worth mentioning that Saturday was against the Nets as well, so coach Brad Stevens playing the matchups makes the back-to-back high minutes less appealing. Johnson is more of a pickup for those with something to cut.
Jan 5 - 12:45 AM

Amir Johnson is still battling plantar fasciitis.

It's something that has dogged Johnson since his days in Toronto, and it's unlikely the condition just goes away anytime soon. The good news is that it hasn't prevented him playing of late, but a random DNP as a result of the condition is always a possibility for Johnson.
Source: ESPN Boston
Jan 4 - 1:58 PM

Amir Johnson scored seven points in 29 minutes against the Nets on Saturday, adding 11 rebounds, two assists and two blocks.

He was in a little foul trouble today, but he still saw a nice amount of playing time. Johnson did play as the lone big man down the stretch today, but keep in mind he played just 18 minutes on Wednesday. Get your brooms, because this frontcourt rotation is a mess.
Jan 2 - 6:11 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Marcus Smart
3Terry Rozier
SG1Avery Bradley
2R.J. Hunter
SF1Jae Crowder
2Evan Turner
3James Young
PF1Amir Johnson
2Jonas Jerebko
3David Lee
4Jordan Mickey
C1Jared Sullinger
2Kelly Olynyk
3Tyler Zeller