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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 (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

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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

Amir Johnson scored 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting with six rebounds, five assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes against the Thunder on Friday.

This was the most minutes he's seen since the Celtics played against the Thunder on Dec. 11 and it's the most points he's scored since Nov. 2. In his previous 11 December games, Johnson averaged just 6.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.5 blocks, so there's no reason to add him unless he does this again.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 10:50:00 PM

Amir Johnson was benched in favor of Jonas Jerebko at halftime of Friday's game vs. Charlotte, finishing with three points, four rebounds and a block in 13 minutes.

This matchup was better suited for Jerebko with the Hornets starting Marvin Williams at the four. Coach Brad Stevens said he may start Jerebko for certain matchups moving forward, but Johnson has been trending down for a while now -- He's played 17 or less minutes in three out of his last four games.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 11:28:00 PM

Amir Johnson returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday with 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting, five rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes.

Johnson was benched in a small-ball affair vs. the Rockets on Monday, but he retook the starting job against Orlando's bigger frontcourt tonight. The veteran is impressive on a per-minute basis, yet he's averaging a mere 19.5 minutes per game. Until that number increases, he's only worth a look in leagues with 14 or more teams.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 10:19:00 PM

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

This makes sense to go with a bigger frontcourt against the Magic. Johnson may also see a bump in playing time because the Celtics won't go with as many three-guard lineups with Jae Crowder at the four. He's still a risky player to use tonight and doesn't have much value once Isaiah Thomas (groin) comes back.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 05:39:00 PM

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

Johnson hasn't played more than 15 minutes in four straight games and Jonas Jerebko is a better matchup against Ryan Anderson. Both Johnson and Jerebko are deep-league options at best.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 08:01:00 PM

Amir Johnson played 15 minutes with six points, two rebounds, one assist and one block against the 76ers on Saturday.

The Celtics love the small-ball lineups, which has kept Johnson down to just 14.3 minutes per game in his previous three. The inconsistency will be too much in most leagues.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 11:34:00 PM

Amir Johnson did not score in 17 minutes against the Spurs on Friday with two rebounds, one block and one steal.

The Celtics went small for a big portion of this game and that will continue almost regardless of the matchup. Jae Crowder's return hurts Johnson's value almost as much as Al Horford's, so Johnson is a drop in most leagues.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 03:29:00 PM

Amir Johnson scored six points with two rebounds, one assist and one block in 16 minutes against the Warriors on Friday.

It looked like Kelly Olynyk was lapping him for the No. 2 big man spot behind Al Horford (concussion), but it's close now that KO is struggling. We haven't got a great feel for what big plays well next to Horford, but coach Brad Stevens plays the matchups too much anyway.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 11:24:00 PM

Amir Johnson scored 11 points on 5-of-5 shooting vs. the Wizards, but he collected just three rebounds in 24 minutes of action.

Boston entered the game with the league's worst total rebound rate, securing just 46.1 percent of available boards, and coach Brad Stevens had to be furious that his team gave up 19 offensive rebounds tonight. The loss dropped Boston to 3-4 on the season and they'll try to get back to .500 vs. the Knicks on Friday.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 09:33:00 PM

Amir Johnson started and hit just 1-of-5 shots for three points, four rebounds, five assists and two blocks in 26 minutes of a 128-122 loss to the Cavaliers on Thursday.

Amir went off for 23 points and a bunch of goodies on Wednesday, but never got it going tonight. The assists and blocks were nice though, and with Jae Crowder out for two weeks and Al Horford dealing with a concussion, Johnson is a decent short-term fantasy option for now.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 11:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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