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Orlando Johnson | Guard | #55

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 225
College: UC-Santa Barbara
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (6) / SAC

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Bucks waive G Orlando Johnson.
Johnson was never expected to make the final roster. Sat, Oct 22, 2016 03:05:00 PM

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Bucks sign G Orlando Johnson.

Johnson officially signed his camp deal with the Bucks on Thursday and will now face an uphill battle to make the final roster. Even if the 27-year-old hooks on with the Bucks, he won't have any 2016-17 fantasy value.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 01:47:00 PM

The Bucks have agreed to terms with Orlando Johnson.

It's likely just a training camp deal and it's worth noting that the Bucks already have 15 guaranteed contracts on their roster. The 27-year-old SG has played for four different NBA teams, but owns career averages of just 3.2 points and 1.7 rebounds on 35.8 percent shooting.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 11:11:00 AM

Orlando Johnson has reportedly signed with a team in China's National Basketball League.

Orlando Johnson has reportedly signed with a team in China's National Basketball League. The 27-year-old guard appeared in only seven games last season, shooting well below 30 percent from the field, and it's unsurprising to see him headed overseas. We'll let you know if he re-emerges on the NBA scene.
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 07:22:00 PM

The Pelicans will not sign Orlando Johnson for the rest of the season after his 10-day contract expired.

He will likely head back to the D-League after failing to impress in both New Orleans and Phoenix this season.
Sun, Mar 20, 2016 11:06:00 AM

Orlando Johnson was a non-factor during Friday's overtime loss to the Grizzlies, missing all four of his attempts from the field to go with one rebound through five scoreless minutes.

Johnson was not effective during his 21 minutes of action on Wednesday, and it looks like he might be out of the rotation despite New Orleans being desperate for bodies. Johnson is not worth owning in most leagues.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 11:41:00 PM

Orlando Johnson will come off the bench on Friday vs. the Grizzlies.

Toney Douglas will be replacing him in the first unit with Norris Cole (back) expected to miss his second straight game. Johnson did not look good on Wednesday with five points and three rebounds in 21 minutes, so he's safe to ignore in fantasy leagues.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 01:38:00 PM

Orlando Johnson started the first half of Wednesday's game, notching five points and three rebounds in 21 minutes during a road loss vs. Charlotte.

Norris Cole (lower back) was unavailable tonight so Johnson got the nod for the decimated Pelicans, though he was benched for Toney Douglas in the second half. Johnson was just added on a 10-day contract via a hardship exemption, and he's a dubious source of value in all but the deepest leagues. Expect his role to shrivel once Cole is cleared to return.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 10:25:00 PM

Orlando Johnson will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

Norris Cole (back) is out, and with the Pelicans scraping for healthy bodies, Johnson will enter the starting five out of desperation. He could be worth a punt play in DFS with a favorable matchup against Charlotte, but he's a wait-and-see guy in all season-long settings. Jrue Holiday could very well go bonkers tonight.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 05:39:00 PM

Orlando Johnson will be available to play against the Hornets.

He is on a 10-day and is really the only true wing on the roster. Johnson could get minutes out of the gate, but it's not time to count on him yet. Just keep an eye on him.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 05:01:00 PM

The Pelicans are expected to sign Orlando Johnson to a 10-day contract, according to sources of Shams Charania.

Johnson is averaging 15.5 points per game in the D-League, and he could actually crack the rotation in New Orleans with the Pelicans absolutely desperate for some backcourt depth. That being said, owners in most leagues can use a wait-and-see approach here.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 03:08:00 PM

The Suns are not bringing back Orlando Johnson for a second 10-day deal.

Ronnie Price (toe) coming back will help the guard situation. The Suns need a small forward, so they'll let Johnson go. He'll be back with the Austin Spurs.
Fri, Feb 19, 2016 04:38:00 PM

Orlando Johnson scored nine points with eight rebounds, one steal and three blocks in 28 minutes against the Warriors on Wednesday.

He's ahead of Jordan McRae and the Suns will probably give him a second 10-day deal after the break. Johnson can be ignored in almost all leagues.
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 01:14:00 AM

Orlando Johnson played 19 minutes in his Phoenix debut on Saturday vs. the Jazz, scoring seven points with one board, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He was 2-of-5 from the field and coach Earl Watson said earlier that he likes his athleticism and heart. Johnson is on a 10-day deal and is hoping to get signed for the rest of the season, but he's not on the fantasy radar outside of the deepest of leagues until that happens.
Sun, Feb 7, 2016 01:14:00 AM

Suns coach Earl Watson spoke highly of newly-acquired guard Orlando Johnson.

"He plays with his heart like [P.J. Tucker]," Watson said. "He’s athletic. He’s shooting the ball well from 3 right now. But what we need more than anything right now is like-minded players. He has a like-minded attitude coming from the Spurs program. You know the attitude he’s going to have. He’s going to play the right way." Johnson is on a 10-day deal and will look to impress the Suns during Saturday's game vs. the Jazz. He's not on the fantasy radar for now.
Sat, Feb 6, 2016 11:29:00 AM

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