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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 had eight points, nine rebounds, five assists and two blocks in 34 minutes on Wednesday.
Johnson was effective tonight, but could have done more. This was a much better outing than his two-point, three-rebound effort on Saturday, and with James Johnson out with a severely sprained ankle, there should be more games like this coming from Amir. Hopefully with more scoring, as well. Nov 20 - 2:29 AM

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Amir Johnson scored just two points against the Jazz on Saturday with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 23 minutes.

There is no word of an injury in this surprisingly bad game. Johnson does have a usage rate of just 15.7 on the season, so the low scoring shouldn't be a major surprise. His fantasy owners shouldn't panic.
Nov 15 - 11:09 PM

Amir Johnson's ankle injury wasn't evident on Tuesday, as he started and had 12 points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in a comeback win vs. the Magic.

Johnson made 6-of-8 field goals without any blocks in just 22 minutes of action. His limited playing time was due to Patrick Patterson's excellent play off the bench, and the only solace for his fantasy owners is that he's healthy. The Raptors will try to keep the momentum going when the Bulls visit the Air Canada Centre on Thursday.
Nov 11 - 10:28 PM

Amir Johnson (ankle) will start vs. the Magic on Tuesday, as expected.

The Raptors have brought Johnson along slowly the past two games, limiting his playing time as a precaution, but he practiced fully on Monday and should be fine vs. the Magic. Las Vegas has the Raptors favored at more than 10 points, however, and if the score gets out of hand it wouldn't be surprising to see Johnson rested late in the game.
Nov 11 - 7:16 PM

Amir Johnson (ankle) went through a full practice on Monday.

Johnson was limited to just 18 minutes in Sunday's blowout win, but that was more of a precaution than a necessity with an enormous lead against the Sixers. He should be ready to go for Tuesday, but as always with Amir, the ankle soreness is a lingering concern and something his owners have to monitor.
Nov 10 - 1:27 PM

Amir Johnson (ankle) started Sunday's blowout win vs. the 76ers and finished with just five points, three rebounds and four fouls in 18 minutes.

He sat out the second half of the Raptors' previous game as a precaution due to lingering soreness in his ankle, but his low playing time tonight was attributable to his fouls and the lopsided score. He should be ready to go for Tuesday's game vs. the visiting Magic.
Nov 9 - 9:38 PM

Amir Johnson (ankle) will start on Sunday vs. the 76ers.

Johnson played 21 minutes in his last outing, putting up six points, seven rebounds, and two blocks. He sat out the second half as a precaution, and it's not clear if he'll have a restriction on his minutes in this one. Still, Johnson has a game against the 76ers, so he might be able to put up a solid line even if his minutes are limited. Get him in your lineups.
Nov 9 - 3:58 PM

Coach Dwane Casey said on Saturday that Amir Johnson (ankle) will play on Sunday.

He sat out the second half of Friday's game as a precaution, and it now looks like he is good to go. He was able to practice on Saturday and could be in for a big game against a shocking 76er's team, so get Johnson in all lineups. Patrick Patterson, who started in Johnson's absence, will head back to the bench and can be dropped in nearly all leagues.
Nov 9 - 10:56 AM

Amir Johnson (ankle) practiced on Saturday and is questionable to face the 76ers on Sunday.

He was held out of action at the end of Friday's game, but it was just as a precaution. Johnson has dealt with his ankle issues since February of last year and it looks like it'll linger. If he can't go Patrick Patterson is worth a look in a plus matchup.
Nov 8 - 4:08 PM

Amir Johnson (ankle) will not return to Friday's game as a precaution.

He played 21 minutes against the Wizards, scoring six points with seven boards, two assists and two blocks. It's probably safe to assume he'll be able to play on Sunday, but his owners will want check back for an update before the 7:00 tip against the 76ers.
Nov 7 - 9:16 PM

Amir Johnson (ankle) will return to the starting lineup Friday vs. the Wizards.

The move will send Patrick Patterson back to the bench where his fantasy value will be limited to deeper leagues. Head coach Dwane Casey said that there will be no restriction to Johnson's minutes, so he should see close to 30 minutes in this one. Amir was averaging 15.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks before going down, and he'll look to pick up where he left off. Get him active.
Nov 7 - 5:53 PM

Amir Johnson (ankle) will be a game-time decision Friday vs. the Wizards.

Head coach Dwane Casey said that if it's even close, he's not going to risk it with Amir, so he's looking more doubtful than probable. Patrick Patterson has been starting in Amir's place, and is averaging 9.3 points, 2.0 three-pointers, and 1.3 steals. If Amir is unable to go, Patterson makes for a decent plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Stay tuned.
Nov 7 - 11:31 AM

Amir Johnson (ankle) is expected to play vs. the Wizards on Friday, according to coach Dwane Casey.

Johnson didn't travel with the Raptors for Wednesday's game in Boston, so this is a very encouraging early update for Friday's game. Patrick Patterson will start at PF vs. the Celtics, but the starting job belongs to Amir when he's healthy.
Nov 5 - 6:20 PM

Amir Johnson (ankle) didn't travel for Toronto's game against Boston on Wednesday.

This is just a reminder so you can get him out of your lineups. Consider Johnson day-to-day and expect Patrick Patterson to draw another start while Tyler Hansbrough will also see more minutes. Patterson is only an option in daily leagues or for short-term value in standard leagues since Johnson will be back shortly.
Nov 5 - 11:28 AM

Amir Johnson (ankle) won't travel for the Raptor's game against Boston on Wednesday.

The Raptors are playing it cautious with him, as coach Casey has already come out and said that Amir could play if they were in the playoffs. Patrick Patterson will likely pick up another start and will benefit the most, while Tyler Hansbrough will also see more minutes. Amir is still worth owing in all leagues.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyle Lowry
2Greivis Vasquez
SG1DeMar DeRozan
2Lou Williams
3Landry Fields
SF1Terrence Ross
2James Johnson
3Bruno Caboclo
PF1Amir Johnson
2Patrick Patterson
3Tyler Hansbrough
C1Jonas Valanciunas
2Chuck Hayes
3Greg Stiemsma
4Lucas Nogueira