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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 Clippers are interested in Wesley Johnson, sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.
Johnson is coming off of two straight one-year deals with the Lakers, and although he said he'd like to be back with the team, the feeling may not be mutual. The Clippers desperately need three-and-d help on the wing, but Johnson isn't much of a needle-mover. That being noted, Johnson may immediately become the Clippers best small forward if he did join the team, and that's saying everything that needs to be said. May 18 - 11:06 AM
Source: ESPN

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The Lakers reportedly have mixed feelings on retaining Wes Johnson.

While Johnson said he'd like to sign a multi-year deal to return to the Lakers, the team is reportedly concerned about the on-going inconsistencies in the 27-year-old's game. Lakers head coach Byron Scott still thinks Johnson can be one of the league's top defenders, but the Lakers will have other priorities as they head into free agency. We should have some clarity on the situation when Johnson becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but there's a good chance that clarity will come in another city besides Los Angeles.
Apr 21 - 1:10 PM

Wes Johnson said he'd like to sign a multi-year deal somewhere and would love to be there for when the Lakers "turn it around."

Johnson also turned introspective during his exit interview in recognizing his inconsistency, before adding, "if I could pinpoint it, it wouldn't be there." The 27-year-old finished the season strong on his way towards posting averages of 11.0 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.5 blocks, and 1.1 three-pointers in 30.5 minutes per game after the All-Star Break. Johnson has enough upside to be a player worth owning in standard fantasy leagues, but he'll have to fall into the right situation in order to realize that potential.
Apr 16 - 1:53 PM

Wes Johnson (ankle) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Kings.

He was considered doubtful to play in this one, so at least his owners have ample time to prepare without him. Johnson showed improvement towards the end of the season, but it will be interesting to see if the Lakers want to bring him back over the summer. Ryan Kelly will start at small forward, but he has struggled in that position and is a risky play outside of deeper leagues,
Apr 15 - 1:54 PM

Wes Johnson (sprained ankle) is considered doubtful to play vs. the Kings on Wednesday.

He's dealing with a "moderate" sprain but the Lakers have no incentive to play him with nothing at stake on Wednesday. Ryan Kelly should get all the minutes he can handle at SF, as the Lakers simply don't have any healthy alternatives.
Apr 14 - 9:03 PM

Wes Johnson (sprained ankle) will not play on Monday but he is traveling with the Lakers for Monday's game in Sacramento.

The sprain was described as "moderate" and X-rays came back negative, but the cellar-dwelling Lakers have no incentive to play him at less than 100 percent. Johnson is headed into unrestricted free agency this season and his fantasy value is nebulous until he signs on the dotted line. Assuming Johnson sits, which seems inevitable, Ryan Kelly is the only logical option to start at small forward.
Apr 13 - 12:39 AM

Wes Johnson will not return to Sunday's game after rolling his ankle in the second quarter.

X-rays were negative and the Lakers called it a "moderate sprain," so they may just be playing it safe with nothing at stake and only two games left in the season. Ryan Kelly will have to hold down the SF spot if Johnson can't return for games on Monday and Wednesday. Wes finished with 16 points and four 3-pointers in just 20 minutes of action.
Apr 12 - 10:44 PM

Wes Johnson grabbed 15 rebounds against the Blazers on Friday with 11 points, one assist, one block and no turnovers

Johnson, Jeremy Lin and Jordan Clarkson grabbed 27 of the Lakers' 43 boards tonight, so needless to say their big men shouldn't be proud of this outing. Johnson played 38 minutes tonight and should be in that neighborhood going forward because of Wayne Ellington (shoulder) being out for the year.
Apr 4 - 3:05 AM

Wes Johnson hit just 5-of-16 shots and did not make a 3-pointer, but that's where the bad news ended as he finished with 12 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks over 44 minutes in Monday's overtime win.

Johnson is returning serviceable numbers but he's going to be a risk from night-to-night due to DNPs. Luckily he hasn't been the target of the front office's tanking measures, but 'tis the season.
Mar 31 - 12:56 AM

Wes Johnson's aggressive play kept the Lakers competitive on Sunday, as he finished with 17 points on 8-of-16 shooting, one 3-pointer, five rebounds, three assists and one block in a road loss to the Nets.

Johnson threw down a baseline dunk in the first half and the Nets' defense didn't adjust, so he followed up with a mirror-image play a few moments later. He had four dunks total and owners heaved a sigh of relief when he made his lone 3-pointer, as he was a combined 0-of-9 in his previous four games. He's a solid late-round option, though L.A.'s random DNP-CDs mean owners should confirm Johnson's status before every game.
Mar 29 - 5:51 PM

Wesley Johnson played 28 minutes on Sunday, the most of any Lakers' starter, posting 10 points, six rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block vs. the Sixers.

The Lakers' rotations have been a headache for fantasy owners all season and things may only get worse in the final 14 games. During Sunday's grudging victory, Byron Scott spread minutes evenly throughout a true 10-man rotation that included recent signee Jabari Brown (10 points in 24 minutes). It's not a recipe for success and Johnson is best viewed as a borderline option in 12-team leagues.
Mar 23 - 12:34 AM

Wesley Johnson played a team-high 33 minutes against the Jazz on Thursday with 12 points, two boards and one 3-pointer.

He had a very minor elbow injury and it didn't seem to affect his playing time or role. Johnson's playing time has trended up slightly, but his production has held steady with the occasional big game. He's barely inside of the top 150 for fantasy value over the last 10 games, so he's more of a hold in deeper leagues.
Mar 20 - 1:02 AM

Wes Johnson (elbow) is listed as probable to play vs. the Jazz on Thursday.

The injury isn't thought to be serious at all, and it's safe to activate him in lineups in advance of Thursday's game. Johnson has been relatively consistent recently and has averaged 11.2 points, 3.2 boards, 1.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 3-pointer per game over his last five, so he is worth a look in most leagues.
Mar 18 - 11:43 AM

Wes Johnson has been diagnosed with a sprained right elbow, but the injury will not force him to miss any time.

Johnson has been playing well through the month of March, averaging 11.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.2 three-pointers, 0.9 steals and 0.6 blocks per game. That's good enough for low-end value in 12-team formats, so make sure he's not floating around on your waiver wire.
Mar 17 - 3:55 PM

Wes Johnson hit 7-of-12 shots for 16 points, two threes, five boards, four assists and two steals in Monday's loss to the Warriors.

Johnson is a borderline player for 12-team formats and he'll need to add to this effort for most owners to feel good about a pickup. The Lakers have a favorable schedule down the stretch and that might add a couple of rounds to his value on a weekly basis when it's all said and done.
Mar 17 - 1:42 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jordan Clarkson
2Jeremy Lin
3Dwight Buycks
4Ronnie Price
SG1Wayne Ellington
2Nick Young
3Kobe Bryant
4Jabari Brown
5Vander Blue
SF1Ryan Kelly
2Wes Johnson
PF1Tarik Black
2Carlos Boozer
3Ed Davis
4Julius Randle
C1Robert Sacre
2Jordan Hill