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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
Contract: view contract details

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Wes Johnson (ankle) did not practice on Saturday and expects to play on Sunday against the Kings.
He suffered a mild tweak on Friday, but he still played 28 minutes and looked OK. Johnson has consistently seen playing time, but he is not getting many shots. His fantasy value will have a lot to do with his defense, so there is very little upside. He's still worth a look as a specialist. Dec 20 - 3:31 PM

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Wes Johnson tweaked his ankle in Friday's loss to the Thunder but stayed in the game, finishing with seven points on 3-of-8 shooting, one three, three boards, three assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

Johnson has produced enough to be considered a must-own player in 12-team standard leagues, and we'll let you know if anything pops up with his ankle going forward.
Dec 20 - 2:37 AM

Wesley Johnson had 12 points vs. the Wolves on Sunday, making two 3-pointers with two rebounds, six assists, three blocks, one steal and two turnovers.

The six dimes were a season high and fantasy owners can't rely on Johnson in that category, but he does enough everywhere else to justify owning him in all 10-team leagues. As we've mentioned before, he's uniquely capable of helping fantasy owners with 3-pointers (1.1 per game), steals (0.8) and blocks (0.8).
Dec 14 - 10:00 PM

Wes Johnson (illness) played in Friday's win over the Spurs, scoring 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting (including three treys) with five rebounds and two steals in 28 minutes.

Johnson has played well enough to be owned in standard formats and this line only reinforces that fact.
Dec 13 - 3:52 AM

Wes Johnson (illness) went through some parts of Thursday's practice, but his status is uncertain for Friday's game vs. San Antonio.

If Johnson is unable to go Nick Young could slide into the starting lineup, and Wayne Ellington could see some additional minutes off the bench. Johnson has been putting up some solid value with his contributions in 3-pointers, steals, and blocks, so he should be held onto in standard leagues even if he has to miss a game.
Dec 11 - 5:05 PM

Wes Johnson (illness) missed practice on Wednesday.

The Lakers are off until Friday, so perhaps Johnson can make it back in time for that game. He has been playing well lately with his output in blocks, steals and treys, so he's worth holding in standard leagues.
Dec 10 - 3:21 PM

Wes Johnson played well in the Lakers win over the Kings on Tuesday, finishing with 10 points, seven rebounds, one assist, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

His confidence is growing and he was active on both ends of the floor Tuesday. Still considered by many to be a bust, Johnson's hustle stats (0.8 steals, 0.8 blocks) and ability to knock down 3-pointers (1.0) make him a worthwhile option in most 12-team leagues.
Dec 10 - 1:24 AM

Wes Johnson could be coming off the bench on Sunday, according to beat writer Mike Bresnahan.

It's believed to be for Nick Young, which seems a bit odd. Johnson has really stepped up on the stat sheet with his output in steals, blocks and treys as arguably the best perimeter defender. Meanwhile, Young has been able to get a nice chunk of shots off the bench. All that said, the Lakers are 5-15 and it's hard to get much worse. Johnson owners should be hoping he doesn't come off the bench for long.
Dec 6 - 3:26 PM

Wesley Johnson missed all five of his shot attempts in Friday's blowout loss to the Celtics, finishing with just three rebounds and a block to his credit over 26 minutes.

A lot of Lakers were terrible tonight and that takes a bit of the weight out of this game, but they're going to be in a lot of those games so owners can't totally disregard nights like this. Carlos Boozer (two points, seven boards, 18 minutes) got hit hard and Jordan Hill (13 points, four rebounds, one block) hit 6-of-6 shots to keep it copacetic. Johnson might be moving to the bench according to beat writer Mike Bresnahan, and after a night like this owners can move on a hot free agent if they'd like.
Dec 6 - 12:57 AM

Wes Johnson had six points, three rebounds, a steal, a block and two 3-pointers for the Lakers on Wednesday.

He scored 13 with four blocks on Tuesday, and while his scoring is usually shaky, he tends to fill out the stat sheet for the Lakers. But if you can't stomach a player who can disappear and struggle to score, Johnson may not be for you.
Dec 3 - 10:38 PM

Wesley Johnson made 5-of-6 shots including three 3-pointers on Tuesday, finishing a win vs. the Pistons with 13 points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and four blocks.

He did his damage in just 29 minutes and has quietly found his rhythm after struggling to begin the season. Johnson and Paul Millsap were the only players to average at least one 3-pointer/steal/block last season, and owners targeting those categories should check whether he's still available on the waiver wire.
Dec 2 - 10:54 PM

Wes Johnson scored 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting (including four threes) with four rebounds, two assists and one steal over 38 minutes in Friday's home loss to the Wolves.

Johnson is a viable 9-cat option in 12-team formats based on the strength of his 0.5 turnovers per game, but in 8-cat leagues he is more of a 14-16 team option.
Nov 29 - 4:36 AM

Wes Johnson hit just 2-of-5 shots for five points on Wednesday, but added five rebounds, an assist, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

He had a big game on Sunday with seven points, 12 boards, two steals and three blocks, but it's important to keep in mind he's scored in double figures just three times this season, the last coming back on Nov. 12. Regardless of what else he's doing, his total lack of scoring makes him nearly unownable in most formats.
Nov 27 - 2:54 AM

Wesley Johnson came alive late in Sunday's game, finishing with seven points, a season-high 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks in 42 minutes of action.

Johnson didn't make any 3-pointers, which is a mild disappointment, but he posterized Danilo Gallinari on a late dunk and his rebound total was more than double his previous season-high. The bad news is that Johnson hasn't cracked double-digit points or made a single 3-pointer in six games -- until he gets going offensively, he's only worth owning in deep leagues.
Nov 24 - 12:41 AM

Wes Johnson finished Tuesday's game with a mere four points, one rebound, two assists and one steal in 32 minutes.

Johnson has played the second-most minutes of any Lakers player this season, yet he's scored double-digit points just three times and is shooting an abysmal 31.8 percent from the field. Nick Young's return presents yet another challenge to his fantasy value, and owners can confidently leave him on the waiver wire.
Nov 18 - 10:09 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ronnie Price
2Jeremy Lin
3Steve Nash
SG1Kobe Bryant
2Wayne Ellington
3Jordan Clarkson
SF1Wes Johnson
2Nick Young
3Xavier Henry
PF1Ed Davis
2Carlos Boozer
3Ryan Kelly
4Julius Randle
C1Jordan Hill
2Robert Sacre