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Amir Johnson | Center/Forward | #90

Team: Boston Celtics
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 (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

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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

Amir Johnson will move to the bench against the Cavs for Game 2 on Friday.

After a rough Game 1 from Johnson and based on how that starting lineup hasn't fared well vs. Cleveland, Johnson may not be getting minutes. Jonas Jerebko could also be in the mix for this game while Jaylen Brown should play more, as well.
May 19 - 6:47 PM

Amir Johnson didn't play after halftime during Wednesday's loss to the visiting Cavaliers.

He failed to defend well vs. the Cavs' frontcourt and offered nothing offensively, so coach Brad Stevens opted to start Kelly Olynyk in the third quarter. Tyler Zeller even cracked the rotation tonight, which doesn't bode well for Johnson.
May 17 - 11:51 PM

Amir Johnson earned another start on Wednesday, posting eight points, five rebounds and one block in 18 minutes.

Johnson had been ineffective in this series and there were some expectations that Brad Stevens would alter his lineups. He stayed the course with Johnson, however, and the veteran's rebounding and screening helped the Celts enjoy an early 16-0 run -- he even threw down an alley-oop dunk in transition. Even on a good night, however, he's a sketchy DFS option.
May 10 - 11:06 PM

Amir Johnson will remain in the starting lineup for Wednesday's Game 5 against the Wizards.

Johnson should be able to flirt with around 12 minutes as a starter tonight, which obviously isn't enough time for him to bring any meaningful contributions to the stat sheet. Expect the Celtics to go with their standard starting five of Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley (hip), Jae Crowder, Johnson and Al Horford for Game 5.

Amir Johnson was back in the Celtics' starting lineup on Sunday, finishing with seven points, two rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer in 12 minutes of action.

Gerald Green headed back to the bench tonight, as coach Brad Stevens proved once again that he's not afraid to tweak his lineups on a nightly basis. The end result tonight was a 19-point thumping on the road, however, so there are no guarantees that Johnson will stick in the starting five. Either way, he's impossible to trust for DFS value.
May 7 - 9:13 PM

Amir Johnson will replace Gerald Green in the starting lineup for Sunday's Game 4 in Washington.

The Celtics lost Game 3 with Green in the starting five, so they'll go back to the lineup that got them a win in Game 2 featuring Isiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder, Johnson and Al Horford. Green could be headed for a DNP-CD, and although Johnson will be starting, it's unlikely he'll play much.

Amir Johnson played 10 minutes off the bench against the Wizards on Thursday, scoring three points who four rebounds and one assist.

The Celtics really have to figure out how to avoid these terrible starts, losing the first quarter 39-17 today. They had a lot of success with their Amir starting lineup against the Wizards during the regular season, but coach Brad Stevens seems to like his small-ball lineups against the up-tempo Wizards team.
May 4 - 10:47 PM

Amir Johnson will move back to the bench for Game 3 on Thursday.

Coach Brad Stevens has praised Johnson for being a pro about the benching, but he only played five minutes in Game 2. Marcus Smart figures to get some heavy run in the second unit.
May 4 - 6:37 PM

Amir Johnson lasted just five minutes in the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. the Wizards, finishing scoreless with one block and one turnover.

He didn't look like he was prepared to play and got a quick hook after finishing as a -8 in his five minutes. In case it's not obvious, Johnson didn't touch the floor after halftime. Don't be surprised if he's out of the rotation again in Game 3.
May 2 - 11:45 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Marcus Smart
SG1Avery Bradley
2Terry Rozier
3Gerald Green
SF1Jae Crowder
2Jaylen Brown
3James Young
PF1Amir Johnson
2Jonas Jerebko
3Jordan Mickey
C1Al Horford
2Kelly Olynyk
3Tyler Zeller