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Amir Johnson | Center/Forward | #5

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 240
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (26) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Amir Johnson returned to the bench on Monday vs. Detroit, scoring three points with nine rebounds and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes.
Joel Embiid was back in action and dropped 30 points, and since the 76ers don't have another back-to-back set until the end of November, Johnson is only going to see a handful of minutes while The Process is healthy. Richaun Holmes (wrist) is nearing a return as well. Oct 23 - 10:01 PM

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Amir Johnson will come off the bench on Monday vs. Detroit.

It's an expected move with Joel Embiid returning from a maintenance day. He's averaging 13.0 minutes per game while Embiid is active, so he doesn't belong in fantasy lineups.
Oct 23 - 9:46 AM

Amir Johnson scored six points in the starting lineup against the Raptors on Saturday, adding two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 14 minutes.

He didn't get a fair chance in this game with his old team blowing out the 76ers. Johnson got the start for Joel Embiid tonight because of a back-to-back set, but the 76ers won't have another one until Nov. 29. That means this could be his last start for a while, assuming The Process stays healthy.
Oct 21 - 10:12 PM

Amir Johnson will start at center against the Raptors on Saturday with Joel Embiid (rest) not playing.

Revenge game? Johnson has played just 13.5 minutes per game and he only played 20.5 minutes per game in his 77 starts for Boston last year, so 20-24 minutes seems like a fair expectation tonight. It's tough to count on Jahlil Okafor here, but coach Brett Brown said he plans on using him. Dario Saric has also played four minutes at center, so he figures to be part of the recipe without The Process.
Oct 21 - 6:08 PM

Amir Johnson is starting against the Celtics on Friday.

Getting the start at the five is somewhat interesting here with Jahlil Okafor and Richaun Holmes vying for a role behind Joel Embiid (knee). Johnson isn't worth drafting in most leagues while Holmes' fantasy supporters should still be fine with him as a late-round pick.
Oct 6 - 5:48 PM

Amir Johnson (sprained right ankle) is probable for Friday's game vs. Boston.

He's not going to pass up a revenge game even if it is the preseason. After sitting out Wednesday's opener, Johnson was officially limited at Thursday's practice. With Richaun Holmes and Jahlil Okafor both playing well and Joel Embiid (knee) cleared for full contact, Johnson's outlook is poor.
Oct 5 - 1:51 PM

Amir Johnson (sprained right ankle) will not suit up for Wednesday's preseason matchup with the Grizzlies.

Johnson sprained his ankle during Tuesday's practice, so there's was really no way he'd be taking the court for tonight's meaningless game. We still don't know the severity of his ankle injury, but if it's a bad one, he might not play at all during the preseason. Johnson is going to be more of a mentor than a rotation player in Philly this season, so there's no reason to target him on draft day.
Oct 4 - 11:45 AM

Amir Johnson left Tuesday's practice with a sprained ankle and he is questionable to play in Wednesday's preseason game against the Grizzlies.

It's incredibly unlikely that Johnson will take the court for Wednesday's meaningless game, and he could miss some preseason action beyond that. He'll be fighting for reserve minutes with the likes of Dario Saric, Jahlil Okafor and Richaun Holmes this season, so he's not going to be worth drafting in fantasy hoops this season.
Oct 3 - 4:31 PM

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

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

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
4James Michael McAdoo
C1Joel Embiid
2Richaun Holmes
3Jahlil Okafor