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Amir Johnson | Center/Forward

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 210
College: None
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Amir Johnson scored four points, grabbed three rebounds and blocked one shot in 26 minutes during Sunday's Game 4 defeat vs. the Wizards.
Johnson heads into unrestricted free agency this summer and there's a good chance he won't return to Toronto, where he's spent six of his 10 seasons in the NBA. He was limited by nagging injuries for most of the 2014-15 season but still played in 75 games this season, one reason he was able to crack the top-100 in 8-cat and 9-cat fantasy leagues. Apr 26 - 9:51 PM

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Amir Johnson moved into the starting lineup and double-doubled in Friday's Game 3 loss to the Wizards, scoring 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting with 12 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.

Johnson is a gamer and he'll bring his gimpy ankles into Sunday's Game 4 with reckless abandon, and as long as we don't get any bad news he could be a sneaky low-end play in DFS leagues.
Apr 24 - 10:57 PM

Ami Johnson will start at power forward in place of Tyler Hansbrough in Game 3 on Friday.

Hansbrough literally had nothing positive to offer on the stat sheet in 12 minutes on Saturday with only one foul and one missed field goal attempt. The Wizards led the NBA in player efficiency rating allowed to power forwards this regular season, so Johnson may have a tough time putting up a big line. He'll also really need to avoid foul trouble, which is a problem for him. Patrick Patterson should also play more than Psycho T.
Apr 24 - 7:03 PM

Raptors beat reporter Josh Lewenberg is speculating that Amir Johnson or Patrick Patterson could replace Tyler Hansbrough in the starting lineup for Friday's Game 3 against the Wizards.

Tyler Hansbrough has been painfully ineffective as the starting power forward for the Raptors through their first two playoff games against Washington, so it would be far from shocking to see head coach Dwane Casey alter his rotations for a crucial Game 3. Johnson gives Toronto a bit more of a defensive presence, while Patterson's range should be able to take some pressure off DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry. Stay tuned.

Head coach Dwane Casey said that Amir Johnson will play the same amount of minutes he usually does even if he continues to come off the bench behind Tyler Hansbrough.

Casey was impressed with Johnson after he scored a team-high 18 points with eight boards, one assist and one block vs. the Wizards on Saturday, and the fact that he played 34 minutes speaks volumes. Hansbrough will likely continue to start for now, but he saw just 13 minutes of action on Saturday and he will probably have a short leash from here on out.
Apr 19 - 1:39 PM

Amir Johnson played 34 minutes off the bench against the Wizards on Saturday, scoring a team-high 18 points with eight boards, one assist, one block and two turnovers.

He was arguably the best player on the Raptors today and he'll likely be in the starting lineup for Game 2 on Tuesday. Johnson was rested for basically the last two weeks of the season due to his habitual ankle issues. Expect him to play close to 30 minutes going forward, assuming he avoids injuries and foul trouble.
Apr 18 - 3:48 PM

Amir Johnson scored two points during a 92-87 win over the Hornets on Wednesday, adding six rebounds, one assist and one block.

He only played 16 minutes on Tuesday and may not be at 100 percent. Johnson will get a few days off before the playoffs start on Saturday. He'll likely see minutes in the mid 20s in the first round. The Wizards will travel to Toronto for Game 1 of that series.
Apr 15 - 10:16 PM

Amir Johnson will come off the Raptors' bench again on Wednesday, with Tyler Hansbrough earning another start at power forward.

It's surprising to see coach Dwane Casey leave Johnson in a reserve role, though it may be designed to keep his playing time in check due to his recent ankle injury. Hansbrough has been a marginal fantasy option even when starting, and Johnson's minutes are too limited to rely on him in typical fantasy formats.
Apr 15 - 7:00 PM

Amir Johnson (ankle) came off Toronto's bench on Tuesday for eight points on 4-of-5 shooting, eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in only 16 minutes of action.

Tyler Hansbrough earned another start but Johnson, who missed the Raptors' past four games, should retake the starting PF job as soon as Wednesday's contest vs. the Hornets. Johnson looked rejuvenated tonight after battling nagging injuries for most of the season, which is great news for the Raptors as they gear up for the postseason.
Apr 14 - 10:32 PM

Amir Johnson (ankle) will come off the bench for Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics.

Johnson's minutes will likely be limited in his first game back in action since April 3, so he's not a great option in most leagues. His return to the rotation will really hurt the limited value of Tyler Hansbrough, so while Psycho T will remain a starter, he won't be worth using in most leagues, as his minutes will likely take a hit tonight.
Apr 14 - 6:59 PM

Amir Johnson (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics.

The Raptors want to get Johnson 100 percent healthy heading into the playoffs, so there's certainly a chance he sits this one out. Tyler Hansbrough and Patrick Patterson will log extended minutes if Johnson sits, but neither guy makes for a great play in standard leagues.

Amir Johnson (ankle) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Celtics.

Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said he'd like to get Johnson some playing time on Tuesday or during Wednesday's game against the Hornets, but is prioritizing getting the big man 100 percent healthy for the playoffs. We should have an update later on Johnson later int he day, but Tyler Hansbrough would be the biggest fantasy beneficiary if Johnson can't suit up.
Apr 14 - 1:08 PM

Amir Johnson (ankle) said he is feeling better and would play in a playoff game.

He added he doesn't want to rush it, so Johnson could miss Tuesday's game. Tyler Hansbrough had a letdown on Saturday and would start again. We should have an update at Tuesday's shootaround.
Apr 13 - 3:13 PM

Amir Johnson (ankle) is listed as out for Saturday's game vs. the Heat.

This will be Johnson's fourth consecutive game on the shelf, but he was able to go through a full shootaround on Friday and appears to be close to making a return. However, Johnson belongs on the wire in most leagues at this point in the season. Tyler Hansbrough has been playing well with the first unit and is worth a look as a cheap source of points and boards.
Apr 11 - 2:10 PM

Amir Johnson (ankle) said on Friday that his ankle is feeling "really good."

Johnson was able to go through a full shootaround on Friday, so he's certainly getting close to making a return to the court, and Saturday vs. Miami seems like a definite possibility. Tyler Hansbrough would head back to the bench whenever Amir is ready to give it a go, and we'll be monitoring this situation closely. Stay tuned.
Apr 10 - 1:38 PM