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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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Brad Stevens praised Amir Johnson and Jonas Jerebko for their veteran leadership.
"I was excited about that," Stevens said regarding both players returning for the 2016-17 season. "Those guys are really good guys. They’re really good pros. They complement each other well. They complement the other bigs well. I think that one of the things we’re really going to try to do is fly around. And both those guys have done that. I’ve spent the last two days with Amir quite a bit, and he’s been great." While Johnson should hold some fantasy value in deeper formats for his ability to contribute in field goal percentage and blocked shots, the same can't be said of Jerebko. Jul 11 - 9:13 AM

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The Celtics will guarantee Amir Johnson's contract for 2016-17, according to the Boston Globe.

The deadline to guarantee Johnson's $12 million salary for 2016-17 is Thursday and the Celtics are reportedly set to make things official. Johnson doesn't have a ton of fantasy value with Al Horford coming to Boston, but he should see enough minutes to provide some value in deeper leagues.
Jul 7 - 10:01 AM

The Celtics will reportedly pick up Amir Johnson's contract for the 2016-17 season unless they sign another player to a max contract.

This would mean that the Celtics will probably dump his contract if Kevin Durant decides to come to Boston. Johnson would be on the books for $12 million if his option is picked up, but that's a fair value due to the rising salary cap. With that said, he wouldn't have much fantasy value with Al Horford joining the team.
Jul 3 - 10:34 AM

The Celtics are reportedly expected to guarantee Amir Johnson's contract worth $12 million for the 2016-17 season.

Johnson was a nice fit with the Celtics, so it makes sense for Boston to pickup his option at a fairly moderate price tag. That being said, he won't have much fantasy value next year, particularly if the Celtics are successful in their pursuit of Al Horford.
Jun 30 - 4:41 PM

Celtics GM Danny Ainge said that he's not yet made an official decision on whether or not to pick up Amir Johnson's option for next season worth $12 million.

Johnson played very well during his first year with the Celtics, but what Boston does during the draft and free agency will likely determine whether or not they decide to commit another $12 million to Johnson next season. Johnson was little more than a late-round guy in 9-cat leagues this year, and his value will be dependent upon his landing spot and the construct of the Celtics' roster.
May 4 - 1:39 PM

Amir Johnson played 18 minutes with three points, four rebounds and two turnovers against the Hawks on Thursday.

He did have a hand injury during this game, but it didn't cost him time. Johnson didn't have a great regular season with multiple cold runs due to a lack of offense despite being solid on D all year. The problem is coach Brad Stevens takes him out when the Celtics are trailing. Johnson will enter the last year of his deal in the 2016-17 season, but expect him to move down the depth chart with the Celtics likely to add some pieces.
Apr 28 - 10:47 PM

Brad Stevens called Amir Johnson "really important" to what the Celtics are doing.

"He's really important," Stevens said. "He's really important to our offense to with his rolling, getting to the rim, making himself available at the rim, those types of things. But really in the last two months I feel like he's played at a high, high level. I think there's two things that go with that. No. 1 is his health is obviously a factor with his foot (he had plantar fasciitis), although he didn't complain about it a ton other than those few games he missed, but I think the other thing is just getting used to a new system, getting used to a style of play, getting used to new teammates and everything else. But he's been impactful and his mobility is critical against their bigs."
Apr 25 - 2:14 PM

Amir Johnson played 31 minutes as the starting center against the Hawks on Friday, scoring 15 points with seven rebounds, two assists and two steals.

He was 7-of-8 from the field on the offensive end and putting him on Al Horford worked out better for the Celtics than using Jared Sullinger. Johnson already made his case for more minutes in Game 2, so he should be flirting with 30 minutes the rest of the way. He'll certainly in play as a nice bargain in DFS.
Apr 22 - 11:20 PM

Amir Johnson started and came off the bench in the second half against the Hawks on Saturday, finishing with four points, eight rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 22 minutes.

The Celtics bigs were basically all in foul trouble for this game. The Celtics had some success with their small-ball lineup and that will likely continue. Basically, it's going to be awfully tough to trust any Boston big.
Apr 16 - 10:01 PM

Amir Johnson scored 14 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and four blocks in 26 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday.

Coach Brad Stevens went small around Johnson, so it really helped him hold down the paint with boards and blocks. He was sort of cooling off in his previous four and now has averages over his last five of 8.2 points, 7.6 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.2 blocks and 0.4 steals. It'll be tough to trust him against a small team like the Hornets on Monday.
Apr 9 - 10:11 PM

Amir Johnson was limited to 15 minutes during Friday's blowout win over Milwaukee, putting up four points, three assist, one board and one turnover.

The blocks just haven't been there for Johnson lately, and over the past seven games he's only managed to produce 17th round value in standard 9-cat leagues with averages of 6.3 points, 7.1 boards, 2.0 assists and 0.9 swats per contest. He's better suited for deep leagues.
Apr 8 - 11:37 PM

Amir Johnson rolled over the Lakers' frontcourt on Sunday, posting 10 points, 13 rebounds and four assists in 26 minutes of action.

Johnson is averaging a mere 7.7 points over his past dozen games but he's making the most of his limited scoring chances, shooting 69.5 percent from the field. He's also averaging 7.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.2 blocks during that span, and is worth deploying if you need a big man.
Apr 4 - 12:26 AM

Amir Johnson posted a minimal stat line during Friday's win over the Warriors, tallying seven points, nine rebounds, two assists, one steal, two turnovers and zero blocks in 26 minutes.

Johnson's stat lines rarely jump off the page, but he's been a sneaky fourth-round stud in 9-cat leagues over his past six games owning averages of 9.5 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.8 blocks and 2.0 turnovers per game on 80.6 percent shooting. He's a worthwhile low-end big to own in standard leagues.
Apr 2 - 4:52 AM

Amir Johnson had a huge game against his former team on Wednesday, posting 11 points, 14 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal in 34 minutes of action vs. Toronto.

Johnson is having a late-season renaissance, which happens to coincide with Kelly Olynyk's return to the rotation. He made just 1-of-4 FTs tonight but was 5-of-6 from the field and controlled the paint for long stretches, looking healthier than he has all season. His minutes are up and he should be plugged into active lineups until he cools off.
Mar 23 - 10:38 PM

Amir Johnson said he's ready to turn it up a notch with the playoffs in sight.

Johnson hasn't had the most consistent season, but he's been playing better as of late and pointed to the calendar as to the reason why. "It’s time to pick it up," Johnson said. "You know, some games definitely matter in the season, but when you’re getting close to that line, it’s like, OK, we’ve got to win no matter what. And there’s something that clicks on." While Johnson has been frustrating for fantasy owners, he's averaging 10.8 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks over his last five games and is an option in standard fantasy leagues as long as he can keep up this pace.
Mar 22 - 11:29 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Marcus Smart
3Terry Rozier
4Demetrius Jackson
SG1Avery Bradley
2R.J. Hunter
SF1Jae Crowder
2Jaylen Brown
3James Young
PF1Amir Johnson
2Jonas Jerebko
3Jordan Mickey
C1Al Horford
2Kelly Olynyk
3Tyler Zeller