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James Johnson | Forward | #16

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/20/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 250
College: Wake Forest
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (16) / CHI
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James Johnson (right rotator cuff strain) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Knicks and will not travel won't travel on Miami's three-game road trip.
The Heat roster has been absolutely decimated by injuries. Like Johnson, Dion Waiters (groin), Justise Winslow (wrist), Josh Richardson (ankle/wrist) and Luke Babbitt (hip) all won't travel on the three-game trip. Miami will have just nine healthy players on the roster. Johnson won't be eligible to return until Monday, December 12th at the earliest when the Heat host the Wiz. Rodney McGruder and Wayne Ellington will benefit by seeing plenty of minutes at small forward. Dec 6 - 6:32 PM

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James Johnson (right rotator cuff strain) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Knicks.

The Heat just can't catch a break. This is a new injury for Johnson and it's not clear how much time he will miss. Justise Winslow (wrist) and Dion Waiters (groin) remain out, while Luke Babbitt (hip) and Josh Richardson (ankle) are questionable. Expect to see a lot of three-guard lineups vs. the Knicks with Rodney McGruder and Wayne Ellington picking up some minutes at the three.
Dec 5 - 1:32 PM

James Johnson was ejected in the third quarter on Saturday for picking up two technical fouls.

The Heat are now down to just seven healthy players for the fourth quarter. Johnson wasn't having a great game today, finishing with two points, four rebounds, one assist and two turnovers. He's still a hold in standard leagues with the missing so many players.
Dec 3 - 11:55 PM

James Johnson hit 11-of-15 shots for 24 points, six rebounds, three assists, a steal, and a block in Thursday’s win against the Jazz.

Johnson played 24 minutes and saw more playing time after Luke Babbitt (hip) exited the game. Prior to tonight’s game, Johnson was averaging 30.4 minutes, 10.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals, and 1.4 blocks per game in his previous five. Although he does not do anything particularly great, he contributes to just about every category. Johnson was already making a charge for added minutes before this game, but the new wave of injuries to guys like Luke Babbitt (hip) strengthens his case as an asset in standard leagues.
Dec 1 - 11:59 PM

James Johnson played 32 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday with 10 points, four rebounds, three assists and one block.

He continues to take minutes away from the other forwards. It'll be interesting to see what happens when Justise Winslow (wrist) returns, but Johnson seems like he's way out in front for the No. 2 forward spot in the rotation. He's worth owning in standard leagues to see what happens, especially because he doesn't require a high usage rate to yield value.
Nov 26 - 11:49 PM

James Johnson scored 13 points with six rebounds, one assist, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Grizzlies on Friday.

Even with Johnson coming off the bench, he's done a fine job stepping up for Justise Winslow (wrist). In his last five, Johnson averaged 12.6 points, 5.2 boards, 1.6 assists, 1.4 blocks, 0.8 steals and 1.6 treys. He's been a mid-round guy in the last two weeks, but he'll be taking a hit once Winslow comes back. Maybe he can take away minutes from Luke Babbitt or Derrick Williams, so holding Johnson isn't the worst idea.
Nov 26 - 1:31 AM

James Johnson played a team-high 35 minutes off Miami's bench on Wednesday, posting 15 points, two 3-pointers, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks.

Justise Winslow's wrist injury cost him another game tonight and the Heat were crushed 107-84, opening up plenty of minutes for the second unit. No starter played more than 25 minutes, while backups Tyler Johnson scored 17 points in 32 minutes off the bench and Rodney McGruder added 12 points in 31 minutes. Don't read too much into this boxscore.
Nov 24 - 1:55 AM

James Johnson hit 7-of-8 shots and two 3-pointers for 17 points, three rebounds, a steal and two blocks ini 27 minutes off the bench on Saturday.

He's seen a boost in minutes with Justise Winslow out with a wrist injury, which was again the case tonight. He's averaging 12.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.0 steals, 1.2 blocks and 1.6 3-pointers on 67 percent shooting, but all bets are off on his consistency once Winslow is back. But either way, JJ has always been a nice source of threes, steals and blocks, which are known as 'fantasy gold.' He might be worth a flier right now, but his minutes will almost certainly take a hit once Winslow is back in action.
Nov 19 - 10:57 PM

James Johnson played 30 minutes off the bench against the Bucks on Thursday, scoring nine points with 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

He picked up most of the minutes at the four while the Heat went with a lot of three-guard lineups. Johnson has played some decent minutes and has carried the second unit. In his last four, Johnson averaged 11.0 points, 5.8 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.5 treys. His value will take a hit once Justise Winslow (wrist) comes back, but Johnson may have some sneaky value in deep leagues for his output in defensive stats.
Nov 17 - 10:57 PM

James Johnson came off the bench to hit 5-of-8 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points, four rebounds, a steal and a block in 26 minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Hawks.

Johnson got some extra burn with Justise Winslow out with a wrist injury and he came through, much better than starter Derrick Williams did. Johnson is up and down like a yo-yo right now, scoring 18, 5, 15, 7 and 13 points in each of his last five games. But he's also hit seven 3-pointers, blocked six shots, and picked up four steals during that stretch. If Winslow continues to miss games, Johnson might be a sneaky fantasy play.
Nov 15 - 10:32 PM

James Johnson came off the bench to hit 5-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for a season-high 18 points, six boards, one steal and two blocks in 25 minutes of Monday's loss to the Thunder.

JJ had 11 points, three boards, a block and a 3-pointer on Friday and it's time to start paying attention. If he plays well in the next game or two, his ability to board, block, steal and hit threes could make him an interesting addition to your team. Just keep in mind he'd scored a total of four points in his previous three games, so let's make sure his two-game hot streak is more than just a fluke.
Nov 7 - 11:02 PM

James Johnson scored 11 points with three rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer against the Raptors on Friday.

Revenge game? The black-belt Johnson was very aggressive and attempted some shots not usually in his arsenal. With Josh Richardson back and coach Erik Spoelstra loving small lineups, Johnson isn't a great pickup in most leagues.
Nov 4 - 10:52 PM

James Johnson is playing on Friday.

He checked in during the first quarter and his foot must be feeling better. Johnson looks like he's third on the starting PF option, but should play some SF minutes, as well.
Oct 21 - 7:53 PM

James Johnson (foot) will not play on Thursday.

He tweaked his foot on Tuesday and did not return. The 6'9" forward said his foot has bothered him for a while, as well. Johnson was already a lock for the rotation and was getting minutes at both forward spots, so the Heat may need Luke Babbitt and Derrick Williams to play more. Johnson is only on the radar in deeper leagues for now.
Oct 19 - 2:20 PM

James Johnson tweaked his left foot and will not return to Tuesday's game vs. the Magic.

The last thing the Heat needs is another injury, but it doesn't sound serious. He finished with six points, three boards and three blocks in nine minutes. Johnson does have upside for his defensive stats and he's a dark horse to start at power forward, so he's on the radar in deeper leagues.
Oct 18 - 9:39 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
SG1Josh Richardson
2Dion Waiters
3Wayne Ellington
4Rodney McGruder
SF1Justise Winslow
PF1Derrick Williams
2Luke Babbitt
3James Johnson
4Josh McRoberts
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Udonis Haslem
3Willie Reed