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James Johnson | Forward | #16

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/20/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 238
College: Wake Forest
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (16) / CHI
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James Johnson has agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal with the Miami Heat.
The Heat have been busy over the last couple days, quickly reaching agreements with Johnson, Wayne Ellington and Derrick Williams. Justise Winslow is the favorite to start at small forward in Miami, but Johnson could also see some time at power forward, especially with all the unanswered questions about Chris Bosh's health. Johnson averaged 5.0 points, 2.2 boards, 1.2 assists and 0.6 steals in Toronto last season. Jul 10 - 12:41 PM

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James Johnson played 20 minutes in Game 1 vs. Cleveland on Tuesday, scoring 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers.

Johnson stepped into the rotation with DeMarre Carroll in foul trouble, but he could continue to see minutes in this series because he's another solid defender that coach Dwane Casey could throw at LeBron James. Johnson only scored a total of two points in the playoffs prior to Tuesday, but ended up outscoring Kyle Lowry tonight. Unless Johnson does this again, fantasy owners shouldn't pay him much attention.
May 17 - 11:45 PM

Coach Dwane Casey said he might look at James Johnson and Jason Thompson tonight.

Basically these guys would slot into Lucas Nogueira's 13 minutes. Considering how Miami's small-ball lineup with the starts sans Amare Stoudemire and with Justise Winslow killed them, it might make sense to get Johnson in there to help for his defensive versatility. DFS owners should probably avoid Johnson, Thompson and Bebe.
May 11 - 6:27 PM

James Johnson (rest) will not play Wednesday vs. Brooklyn.

With DeMar DeRozan and DeMarre Carroll also set to join Johnson on the sidelines for rest purposes Wednesday night, there's a chance Bruno Caboclo could make an appearance in the rotation. However, Norman Powell is the safer potential DFS target here.
Apr 13 - 12:34 PM

James Johnson (rest) will not suit up for Tuesday's game agains the 76ers.

That means more run for Norman Powell and DeMarre Carroll. Johnson is not worth owning in any league.
Apr 12 - 5:59 PM

James Johnson is starting on Friday against the Pacers.

He should be able to get minutes in the mid 20s, but Norman Powell is a better fantasy target than Johnson.
Apr 8 - 6:57 PM

James Johnson returned to the bench on Tuesday with DeMar DeRozan (rest) back in action, and picked up a DNP-CD.

Johnson has been in and out of the rotation all year long, and he really hasn't produced much of anything while he's been on the court this year. He belongs on the wire everywhere.
Apr 5 - 10:58 PM

James Johnson made a spot-start for DeMar DeRozan (rest) on Saturday with two points and one rebound.

He started to help neutralize Kawhi Leonard and it didn't work. Johnson has almost no fantasy value.
Apr 2 - 11:18 PM

James Johnson will start on Saturday vs. the Spurs.

The Raptors are resting Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, so they will roll with a starting lineup of Cory Joseph, Norman Powell, Johnson, Luis Scola and Jonas Valanciunas. Johnson is looking at some solid minutes tonight, but he's nothing more than a dart throw in DFS. Powell looks like the better option in fantasy.
Apr 2 - 8:09 PM

James Johnson (plantar fasciitis) posted three points, one rebound, one assist and one block in seven minutes vs. the Celtics on Wednesday.

Johnson was available to play on Sunday but picked up a DNP-CD, and he sat out the first three quarters today before surprisingly starting the fourth quarter of a close game. There's no reason to go near Johnson outside of the deepest leagues.
Mar 23 - 10:35 PM

James Johnson (plantar fasciitis) will be available to play Wednesday vs. Boston.

He was available to play on Sunday as well, but didn't actually step foot on the court. Johnson isn't a fantasy option in most leagues.
Mar 23 - 6:53 PM

James Johnson (plantar fasciitis) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against Boston.

Johnson was able to practice on Tuesday and looks headed for a game-time decision for Wednesday night. The Raptors may choose to play it with Johnson after he was available but didn't play on Sunday. Johnson isn't much of a viable standard league fantasy option when healthy, so he doesn't belong on most rosters in standard fantasy leagues.
Mar 22 - 1:27 PM

James Johnson (plantar fasciitis) was available to play on Sunday but he did not leave the Raptors' bench.

It's a bit surprising that Johnson was cleared to play so soon after being diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, which typically requires extended rest. Even if he does rejoin the rotation, limited playing time prevents him from being a viable fantasy option. He'll drop completely off the map once DeMarre Carroll (knee) returns.
Mar 20 - 8:12 PM

James Johnson (plantar fasciitis, sore left Achilles) is available to play Sunday vs. Orlando.

With averages of just 5.0 points, 0.5 steals and 0.6 blocks on the season, Johnson isn't worth owning in any league.
Mar 20 - 3:58 PM

James Johnson (plantar fasciitis) will not play vs. the Celtics on Friday.

Normal Powell will start in his absence, which may extend beyond Friday's game since plantar fasciitis typically requires extended rest. Anyone still holding Johnson in a deep league should take this as their cue to cut him.
Mar 18 - 6:33 PM

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PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
3Beno Udrih
4Briante Weber
SG1Josh Richardson
2Dion Waiters
3Wayne Ellington
4Rodney McGruder
SF1Justise Winslow
2James Johnson
3Michael Carrera
PF1Chris Bosh
2Josh McRoberts
3Derrick Williams
4Udonis Haslem
5Luke Babbitt
6Stefan Jankovic
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Willie Reed
3Keith Benson