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Wes Johnson | Guard/Forward

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/11/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 215
College: Syracuse
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Wes Johnson was invisible despite starting on Wednesday, finishing scoreless with one rebound, three turnovers and zero assists, steals or blocks.
Any positivity from Johnson's prior start was erased tonight and Doc Rivers is still searching for answers. The Clippers three options at small forward -- Johnson, Lance Stephenson and Paul Pierce -- combined for zero points on 0-of-5 shooting. Unless one of them demands the lion's share of minutes, all three are persona non grata in fantasy leagues. Nov 26 - 2:35 AM

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Wes Johnson will start on Wednesday against the Jazz.

Coach Doc Rivers wouldn't commit to it, but it makes the most sense. Expect Wes to not take many shots while playing minutes in the mid 20s. He's not worth owning in standard leagues.
Nov 25 - 10:06 PM

Despite the fact that the Clippers snapped a three-game losing streak with Wes Johnson as the starting small forward, Doc Rivers would not commit to keeping him in the starting five long-term.

"That lineup is a lineup that I'm going to keep moving, depending on guys," Rivers said. "I like Wes the most because of his size and his ability to shoot, but there's nights where you play a great offensive player at that spot and we may go with a defensive guy. We're going to just keep moving it around." Lance Stephenson, Paul Pierce and Johnson are going to continue subbing in-and-out of the starting five for the foreseeable future, making it tough to own any of these guys in most leagues.
Nov 25 - 12:54 PM

Wes Johnson scored 11 points in a start at small forward on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets, adding two boards, one assist, one block and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

He probably would have seen a few extra minutes if he didn't get into foul trouble, but it was an encouraging game for Johnson and it's possible that he could stick in the starting lineup. Paul Pierce hasn't been playing well and Lance Stephenson is still Lance Stephenson, so feel free to take a flier on Johnson if you're in a deep league.
Nov 24 - 11:56 PM

Wes Johnson will start on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets with Paul Pierce moving to the bench.

The Clippers haven't gotten a lot of production out of Pierce or Lance Stephenson, so it will be interesting to see if Johnson can build some momentum. Johnson's minutes will still be relatively low with the starters, so owners in deeper leagues can use a wait-and-see approach.
Nov 24 - 8:22 PM

Wes Johnson had a nice game against one of his former teams on Thursday, scoring 14 points with three rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers.

He's actually been a nice pickup for the Clippers and it's an easy argument to make he's a better fit in the starting lineup than Lance Stephenson. Still, Johnson wouldn't be asked to do much while the Clippers are anywhere close to full strength. This will probably be his best game for a long time.
Nov 13 - 1:19 AM

Doc Rivers plans to start either Lance Stephenson or Paul Pierce in Thursday's preseason finale, and may alternate the two between halfs.

Interesting. This suggests that Wes Johnson may not be favored for the starting SF job after all, but Rivers has already stated that he could rotate the SF position depending upon matchups. No matter how you slice it, Johnson is an unpalatable option outside of deep leagues.
Oct 22 - 12:22 AM

Wes Johnson struggled in a start for the Clippers on Wednesday, shooting just 1-of-5 from the field to go with three points, one 3-pointer and one rebound through 14 minutes of work.

Johnson will likely have his minutes jerked around this season with so much depth on the Clippers' roster, so despite the likely starting role, he's not worth drafting in standard formats.
Oct 14 - 12:09 PM

Doc Rivers said Wes Johnson will spend time at both small forward and power forward this season.

"We are messing Wes up a little bit by moving him back and forth between three and four, but that is what he is going to have to learn," Rivers said. In what should be another inconsistent season from Johnson ahead, he's simply not worth the headache in standard formats on a loaded Clippers roster.
Oct 5 - 11:58 AM

Wes Johnson started for the Clippers on Sunday, but he failed to do much through his 19 minutes of action, scoring just two points on 1-of-2 shooting to go with one rebound, one assist, one block and one turnover.

Head coach Doc Rivers said that he may rotate Paul Pierce and Johnson in and out of the starting lineup over the course of the preseason, and it sounds like there's a decent chance both players get locked into a value-killing timeshare this season. Pierce played just eight minutes, scoring two points to go with one rebound and one turnover, and this is a situation we'd recommend avoiding in standard leagues.
Oct 4 - 10:11 PM

Wes Johnson came off the bench on Friday against the Nuggets, making 2-of-7 from the field for five points with one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He wasn't brought in for his offense and will likely just be getting wide open shots. Johnson making 3-pointers will go a long way in this offense, but his usage is going to be tiny. Even if he does start, he's not worth drafting in most leagues.
Oct 3 - 1:26 AM

Doc Rivers said that Wes Johnson will likely start at small forward for the Clippers on Friday.

Johnson will have a chance to prove that he belongs in the starting lineup over the course of the preseason, and if Rivers likes what he sees, Paul Pierce will be coming off the bench. Johnson has deep league potential as a 3-and-D player kind of player, but he'll have to see his minutes in the high 20s in order to realize his potential. If Pierce is relegated to a bench role, it's difficult to see him being a viable option in most leagues.
Oct 1 - 2:24 PM

Wes Johnson was spotted practicing with the Clippers' first unit on Tuesday.

Early reports indicate that Johnson will start at small forward over Paul Pierce, although things could change as we approach the regular-season. There's also a good chance Johnson gets locked into a value killing timeshare with Pierce, so we wouldn't recommend targeting him until the final few rounds on draft day given his low ceiling.
Sep 29 - 4:25 PM

Doc Rivers may be "leaning" toward starting Wes Johnson this season, according to Grantland's Zach Lowe.

Rivers is still "undecided" whether to start Johnson ahead of Paul Pierce, and we'll monitor the position battle throughout training camp. Pierce averaged a career-low 26.2 minutes last year and that number isn't likely to climb in L.A., making him a player to avoid whether or not he earns the starting job. Johnson is a solid 3-point shooter who contributes solid defensive stats for a SF, and he'll be on the radar if he can carve out a 25-30 minute role for the Clippers.
Sep 23 - 8:02 PM

Wes Johnson is still being considered as an option to start at small forward.

That would push Paul Pierce to the bench to help the second unit. The Clippers have quite the combination of players and coach Doc Rivers will be mixing it up with his lineups. Johnson won't be involved much in the offense and still wouldn't have value in most leagues even as a starter.
Sep 10 - 1:35 PM