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Wes Johnson | Guard/Forward | #33

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/11/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 215
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (4) / MIN
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Wesley Johnson, Tobias Harris, DeAndre Jordan, Tyrone Wallace and Austin Rivers are starting agains the Nuggets on Saturday.
Coach Doc Rivers continues to shuffle, but this time they're playing for their playoff lives. Apr 7 - 3:20 PM

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Wes Johnson managed just three points across six minutes off the bench Friday in Portland.

Johnson hit his only shot attempt, a 3-pointer, and he added a rebound, an assist and a steal in his brief time on the court. However, it was the return of Danilo Gallinari (hand) which did Johnson in and limited his playing time. He has some upside in steals, blocks and 3-pointers, but he can be left to the waiver wire outside of the very deepest of fantasy leagues.
Mar 31 - 1:35 AM

Wesley Johnson finished Wednesday's game scoreless with four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes.

Danilo Gallinari (hand) could return for Friday's game, even though he doesn't sound thrilled about playing through pain, which means Johnson's run as a starter could be ending. Despite intriguing upside as a source of steals, blocks and 3-pointers, he can be left on the wire outside of very deep leagues.
Mar 29 - 12:44 AM

Wes Johnson made a start against the Bucks on Wednesday with seven points, six boards, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

Coach Doc Rivers is not afraid to play the matchups for his starters, so expect Johnson to fade the next time out. Going up against Giannis Antetokounmpo was probably a factor.
Mar 21 - 11:26 PM

Wes Johnson will start over Sindarius Thornwell against the Bucks on Wednesday.

This is probably because of Giannis Antetokounmpo, so Johnson is likely just getting a spot start here. His playing time has been down even when he does start, so leave him on the wire.
Mar 21 - 8:13 PM

Wes Johnson was uninspiring as a starter on Sunday, getting three steals with two rebounds and no other stats in 11 minutes.

Johnson was filling in for the short-handed Clippers tonight but he missed his lone shot attempt and went scoreless without any assists or blocks. He hasn't scored more than four points in the past month, which is about all fantasy owners need to know.
Mar 5 - 12:54 AM

Wes Johnson will start vs. the Nets on Sunday.

C.J. Williams and Tyrone Wallace are both in the G League, and the Clippers just signed Sean Kilpatrick earlier on Sunday, so they'll turn to Johnson to fill out the starting lineup. He's a decent source of 3-pointers and defensive stats when he gets enough minutes, but it's a recommended pickup.
Mar 4 - 7:25 PM

Wes Johnson will move to the bench on Wednesday against the Rockets.

The Clippers need some depth at forward, so Johnson will likely play both forward spots off the bench.
Feb 28 - 10:21 PM

Wes Johnson made a start on Friday with three points, two steals and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes against the Suns.

Tyrone Wallace continues to outshine some of the veterans and coach Doc Rivers was OK going small against the Suns. Danilo Gallinari won't be out for long, so leave Wes on the wire.
Feb 24 - 12:36 AM

Wes Johnson and Tyrone Wallace are starting on Friday vs. the Suns.

Danilo Gallinari (hand) is sitting out and Avery Bradley (sports hernia) will miss his second straight game. It's not clear how long Gallinari will be out, but he's not exactly known for his durability. Johnson is worth a short-term look for his defensive stats and triples. Austin Rivers, Tobias Harris and DeAndre Jordan will also start.
Feb 23 - 8:53 PM

Wes Johnson scored three points with five rebounds, three blocks and matching his career-high six steals in 37 minutes against the Grizzlies on Friday.

It was a quintessential big Wes line with his output in defense and little else. Johnson has been terrific as a three-position player and has seen minutes in the low 30s lately. However, Danilo Gallinari (hip) and Austin Rivers (foot) are both on the comeback trail, so Johnson's value could be taking a hit soon. He should have around another week of value.
Jan 27 - 12:50 AM

Wes Johnson had another well-rounded line on Wednesday with 10 points, four rebounds, four assists, four blocks, two steals and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

Johnson has emerged as a sneaky fantasy option over the past two weeks, averaging 13.0 points (47.3% FGs, 75.0% FTs), 5.5 rebounds and 2.3 triples. He's even more appealing in category-based leagues in that span, thanks to his steals (0.7), blocks (1.0) and low turnovers (0.8). Danilo Gallinari (glute) is getting "closer" but doesn't have a clear return date, so owners should stick with Wesley while he's hot.
Jan 25 - 2:10 AM

Wes Johnson ended up with 17 points across 27 minutes off the bench in Saturday's 125-113 loss at Utah.

Johnson hit 7-of-13 from the field, including 3-of-9 from behind the 3-point line, but he was 0-of-3 from the free-throw line to draw the ire of his fantasy owners. He made up for his shortcomings at the stripe by going for eight rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot. His fantasy window will close quickly if and when DeAndre Jordan (ankle) is able to return to the Clippers. If Jordan is dealt, Johnson has a little more staying power unless he is also shipped elsewhere.
Jan 20 - 11:59 PM

Wes Johnson was good for 11 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots over 31 minutes in Monday's victory against the Rockets.

Johnson and Montrezl Harrell did a good job stepping up with DeAndre Jordan (ankle) sidelined, as they combined for six swats and were a Jordan-like 4-of-6 combined from the free-throw line. Johnson is averaging 12.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.7 blocked shots and 1.0 steals over his past three outings, but he'll be back to having minimal fantasy appeal in standard formats once Jordan can make his way back.
Jan 16 - 2:31 AM

Wes Johnson scored 13 points on 4-of-9 shooting Saturday, to go with three 3-pointers, three rebounds, one steal, one block and zero turnovers in 24 minutes off the bench.

This was the second solid outing in a row for Johnson, but these games do come with a bit of an asterisk as both were against Sacramento's porous defense. Sam Dekker also had a nice game with 13 points, five boards, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 19 minutes, but with how inconsistent these guys have been this season, we'll need to see a repeat before getting behind adding either of them.
Jan 13 - 8:03 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Milos Teodosic
2Patrick Beverley
3Tyrone Wallace
4Jawun Evans
SG1Austin Rivers
2Lou Williams
3Sindarius Thornwell
4C.J. Williams
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Wes Johnson
3Sam Dekker
PF1Tobias Harris
2Montrezl Harrell
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Boban Marjanovic