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Amir Johnson | Center/Forward | #90

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 249
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (26) / DET
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Amir Johnson was one of the few bright spots for Boston on Wednesday, hitting 6-of-7 shots en route to 14 points, five rebounds, three steals and one assist in 27 minutes.
Johnson hit both of his 3-point attempts, whereas the rest of Boston's lineup was a combined 8-of-30 from downtown tonight. The veteran has been very effective in his past two games, averaging 13.5 points on 12-of-18 shooting, with 1.5 threes, 5.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.5 steals, but he's also prone to disappearing acts. Deploy him at your own peril vs. Portland on Thursday. Feb 9 - 2:07 AM

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Amir Johnson returned to Boston's starting lineup on Wednesday and posted five points and two boards in 15 minutes of action.

Jonas Jerebko shifted to the bench tonight, and this situation will be in flux for the foreseeable future. "In an ideal world we're a little bit flexible on [the frontcourt rotation]," said coach Brad Stevens. As tonight's line clearly demonstrates, Johnson isn't a reliable option.
Source: Mass Live
Feb 1 - 11:15 PM

Amir Johnson will start against the Raptors on Wednesday and Jonas Jerebko will move to the bench.

The Celtics will go with a bigger lineup to try to slow down Jonas Valanciunas, who went off against them in their last game with 18 points and 23 boards. Coach Brad Stevens loves to play the matchups and use the hot hand, so most fantasy owners should avoid the bigs not named Al Horford. Johnson doesn't get many minutes as a starter with just 20.6 minutes per game in those 44 starts.
Feb 1 - 5:46 PM

Amir Johnson will return to the bench for Monday's game against the Pistons.

Johnson hasn't done anything noteworthy this season, so how he enters the game is pretty meaningless in fantasy hoops. Leave him on the wire.
Jan 30 - 6:22 PM

Amir Johnson scored 11 points with seven rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday.

He fell on his back and was able to return after briefly leaving the game. Johnson may not be starting his next time out with Al Horford (groin) only dealing with a little soreness. Leave him on the wire.
Jan 29 - 12:35 AM

Amir Johnson moved back into the starting lineup against the Magic on Friday with 10 points, four rebounds and three assists in 22 minutes.

Johnson was bumped from the starting lineup on Wednesday, but he moved back today with Al Horford (groin) being out. Horford will be back, so Johnson will continue to only have value in deep leagues.
Jan 27 - 10:40 PM

Amir Johnson is back in the starting lineup on Friday vs. Orlando.

Johnson had started 41 of the 42 games this season, before being bumped to the bench on Wednesday vs. Houston in a matchup-based move. However, with Al Horford (groin) sidelined, Johnson is back in the starting lineup. However, in his last six starts, Johnson was averaging just 3.2 points and 4.8 rebounds in 17.3 minutes, crippling his fantasy value.
Jan 27 - 5:55 PM

Amir Johnson came off the bench on Wednesday and had six points in 10 minutes of action, making both of his shot attempts with five boards and one assist.

Brad Stevens was likely playing the matchup game here. Al Horford was able to spread the court more against Clint Capela as a center, while Jonas Jerebko was a better defensive option against Ryan Anderson. Johnson is only worth your attention if he's playing a steady 24-28 minutes per game, which hasn't been the case lately.
Jan 25 - 11:14 PM

Amir Johnson will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

Johnson only managed to get on the court for four minutes his last time out, so it'll be interesting to see what his minutes look like in a reserve role tonight. He's averaging just 6.2 points and 4.5 boards in 20 minutes per game this year, so his fantasy value is negligible.
Jan 25 - 5:57 PM

Amir Johnson started and finished Tuesday's game with zero points and zero stats in just four minutes of action, and was benched for Jaylen Brown for the second half.

The Celtics are known to start different guys in the second half of games, but the fact Johnson only played four minutes could mean something. He also didn't score on Friday, when he played just 14 minutes. Johnson has no business being owned in almost any league right now.
Jan 24 - 11:12 PM

Amir Johnson (ankle) did not score his return to the lineup on Friday, adding four rebounds, one steal and one block in 14 minutes.

He did start the first quarter and did not start the third quarter. We've seen Johnson really struggle through ankle injuries, so maybe that was a factor. The Celtics are off for a couple days to help him get better. Still, there's little reason to add him now that he's back.
Jan 14 - 12:58 AM

Amir Johnson (ankle) will start against the Hawks on Friday night.

He's back after missing the last game on Wednesday. Before his injury on Tuesday, Johnson was sitting at 26.0 minutes per game in his previous three, headlined by his eight blocks in that span. He'll be a risky player to use in DFS and has some value in 16-team leagues.
Jan 13 - 6:36 PM

Amir Johnson (ankle) will "try to play" on Friday night vs. the Hawks.

Johnson injured his ankle on Tuesday and missed Wednesday's game. On Wednesday, coach Brad Stevens said that Johnson was "doubtful for the weekend," so this news certainly qualifies as a positive update. We will have to wait until closer to tip before we have a confirmation one way or the other. Kelly Olynyk would see an uptick in minutes if Johnson is unable to play.
Jan 13 - 11:21 AM

Amir Johnson (ankle) is traveling to Atlanta for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

This is worth noting because the Celtics left Avery Bradley (Achilles) and Tyler Zeller (illness) at home. Johnson was deemed doubtful to play Friday, but there's now at least a glimmer of hope. Kelly Olynyk will gain the most value if Johnson misses his second straight game.
Jan 12 - 1:18 PM

Amir Johnson (ankle) will not play Wednesday against the Wizards.

The injury occurred on Tuesday night and coach Brad Stevens said that he's "doubtful for the weekend," beginning with Friday's game against the Hawks. Johnson and ankle injuries do not get along with his lengthy history of missing time due to that ailment. With him out tonight, Kelly Olynyk figures to be the next man up with added playing time, and Jordan Mickey could be moved into the starting five.
Jan 11 - 5:30 PM

Depth Charts

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