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Wes Johnson | Guard/Forward

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/11/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 215
College: Syracuse
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The Lakers officially re-signed Wes Johnson on Monday.
"Wesley possesses elite athleticism... and has the potential to develop into an excellent defender," said Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak. Johnson was able to log 28.4 minutes per game last season as the Lakers were devastated by injuries, but that situation will not likely be repeated. Johnson is not someone to target in standard leagues. Jul 28 - 5:08 PM

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Lakers sign G/F Wes Johnson.

It's just a one-year, $1 million deal for Johnson, who had a terrific season in 2013-14. The Lakers were decimated by injuries last year and it was the main reason why Johnson was able to log 28.4 minutes per game. He is unlikely to match that average next season and won't be worth a pick in most fantasy drafts.
Jul 19 - 9:27 AM

Wesley Johnson filled the stat sheet in Monday's 119-104 win over the Jazz, scoring 12 points with six boards, four assists, five steals, three blocks and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

This is a huge game for fantasy purposes thanks to the steals, blocks and triples. As it turns out, Johnson actually raised his season averages to 1.1 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.3 triples in 78 games. He and Paul Millsap are the only two players to hold averages of 1.0 or greater in all three of those aforementioned categories, which has helped make Johnson a decent asset for several stretches this season.
Apr 15 - 12:04 AM

Wes Johnson scored 15 points and hauled in a season-high 15 rebounds in Sunday's loss vs. the Grizzlies, while adding three 3-pointers, four assists and one steal.

The Lakers' losing streak has reached seven games and could extend to nine if they lose in their final games to the Jazz (Monday) and Spurs (Wednesday). The absence of Kent Bazemore and Xavier Henry has been a boon for Johnson's value and he's a safe option for fantasy owners as the season draws to a close.
Apr 14 - 12:57 AM

Wes Johnson logged 30 minutes on Friday against the Warriors, but managed just eight points on 4-of-8 shooting (no threes) with six rebounds and one steal.

Johnson is locked into 25-plus minutes right now and he should be better than this on most nights. Consider your options, but some patience is probably in order.
Apr 12 - 2:54 AM

Wes Johnson hit just 3-of-11 shots on Tuesday, but finished with 11 points, four rebounds, five assists, a steal and three 3-pointers in the loss.

He's going to get solid minutes down the stretch and is worth owning in all leagues now that Kent Bazemore's season is over.
Apr 9 - 1:49 AM

Wes Johnson played 30 minutes off the bench against the Clippers on Sunday, scoring 10 points with six boards, three assists, three steals and two 3-pointers.

The Lakers lost a couple wings today with Nick Young (knee) and Kent Bazemore (foot) suffering injuries. Johnson has taken a back seat to those two guys in the past couple weeks, but he was really thriving before Young's return last month. He's had plenty of runs as a fantasy asset thanks to contributions in steals, blocks and triples, so he's a decent speculative add for Tuesday.
Apr 6 - 6:23 PM

Wes Johnson hit just 3-of-13 shots for six points on Friday, but added 11 rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks in 32 minutes off the bench.

Nick Young (20 minutes, 14 points) had a minor right ankle issue tonight but Johnson got his minutes because Ryan Kelly got into early foul trouble. Johnson could keep putting up great lines like this or he could get a DNP-CD the next time out. Owners make the call to add him at their own risk.
Apr 5 - 2:17 AM

Wes Johnson scored eight points on 3-of-6 shooting (including two threes) with 12 boards, three assists and one steal in 28 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

Johnson was a DNP-CD and we're not even sure Mike D'Antoni knows (or cares) what he is doing on a night-to-night basis. Look at Johnson at your own risk.
Apr 3 - 1:55 AM

Wes Johnson was a DNP-CD on Tuesday night vs. the Blazers.

When Nick Young plays, Johnson usually takes a backseat and it led to his DNP-CD of the season. He is not worth owning in any league right now.
Apr 2 - 1:30 AM

Wes Johnson will move to the bench to face the Wolves on Friday.

It's against his former team, but coach Mike D'Antoni is moving guys around to fill the void left by Xavier Henry (knee). Johnson's value took a big hit when Nick Young returned from his knee injury, so he's a dicey play in fantasy leagues right now.
Mar 28 - 7:33 PM

Mike D'Antoni suggested that Wes Johnson "sometimes [uses his] athleticism just to coast" during games.

"He needs to get out and just be relentless," D'Antoni said before Sunday's game, which Johnson finished with seven points, two rebounds, two assists and one block in 21 minutes. The limited playing time is a concern given the presence of Ryan Kelly, Nick Young and Kent Bazemore off the bench, and owners should weigh their options carefully before committing to Johnson in L.A.'s current four-game week.
Mar 24 - 1:46 PM

Wes Johnson (illness) started Sunday's game, as expected, but finished with only seven points, three rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes.

He did chip in a 3-pointer and a block on Sunday, and he joins Paul Millsap as the only players averaging at least one 3-pointer, steal and block per game this season. The bad news is that Nick Young recently returned from his knee injury and Xavier Henry's wrist injury isn't believed to be serious, which puts a damper on Johnson's rest-of-season outlook.
Mar 24 - 12:32 AM

Wes Johnson is expected to start against the Magic on Sunday after going through practice on Saturday.

He missed Friday's game due to an upper respiratory infection and it sounds like he's over it. Johnson moving back into the starting lineup spells trouble for Kent Bazemore, who played just 11 minutes on Friday. Johnson's fantasy value is also not going to be what it once was now that Nick Young is back, so fantasy owners shouldn't be too excited about Wes' return.
Mar 22 - 3:54 PM

Wes Johnson (illness) will not play in Friday's game against the Wizards, but Steve Nash (back) will.

Johnson is fighting an upper respiratory infection, leaving him day-to-day ahead of Sunday's game against the Magic. For now, we'd project Kent Bazemore to start at the small forward spot, joining Kendall Marshall, Jodie Meeks, Ryan Kelly and Pau Gasol. Nash, who is only getting back in action due to Jordan Farmar's injury, is expected to come off the bench. Bazemore's ability to make 3-pointers and steal gives him plug-n-play upside.
Mar 21 - 1:31 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Steve Nash
2Jeremy Lin
SG1Kobe Bryant
2Jordan Clarkson
SF1Nick Young
2Wes Johnson
3Xavier Henry
PF1Carlos Boozer
2Julius Randle
3Ryan Kelly
C1Jordan Hill
2Robert Sacre
3Ed Davis