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Chris Johnson | Guard/Forward | #23

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 201
College: Dayton

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Jazz waive G/F Chris Johnson.
Johnson was expected to be waived two months ago, but he made it all the way up until final cuts before his fate was sealed. Jeff Withey will remain on Utah's roster as a result. Sat, Oct 22, 2016 03:01:00 PM

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Chris Johnson will likely be waived by the Jazz according to Andy Larsen of

The Jazz have 17 players under contract and Larsen adds that Joel Bolomboy, Tibor Pleiss, Jeff Withey and Johnson are all on the roster bubble. Given Utah's depth on the wings, this report makes sense.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 10:03:00 AM

Chris Johnson started for Rodney Hood (back) on Wednesday with five points, three rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes.

It was actually Trey Burke and Joe Ingles getting more minutes than Johnson with Hood out. Johnson can be kept on the wire in almost all leagues.
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 12:57:00 AM

Chris Johnson is starting for Rodney Hood (back) on Wednesday against the Warriors.

Hood has a sore lower back, so it doesn't sound like he'll be out for long. Johnson and Joe Ingles should play more tonight, but neither are great adds.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 09:50:00 PM

X-rays were negative on Chris Johnson's sprained right big toe.

He went to the locker room in the first half to have his ankle re-taped and did return. Johnson should be OK after the break and isn't worth owning in standard leagues. Plus, his minutes have to do with Trey Burke (illness) missing time.
Wed, Feb 10, 2016 11:57:00 PM

Chris Johnson played 14 minutes against the Kings on Thursday and did not score.

He had an illness on Wednesday and could not finish that game. With Rodney Hood healthy, Johnson won't have much value.
Fri, Jan 15, 2016 01:04:00 AM

Chris Johnson (viral gastroenteritis) is probable to play Thursday vs. Sacramento.

Johnson recorded just one steal and three turnovers through eight minutes of action on Wednesday, so there's no reason to own him in any format with Rodney Hood healthy.
Thu, Jan 14, 2016 03:26:00 PM

Chris Johnson played just eight minutes due to viral gastroenteritis on Wednesday.

He won't have much fantasy value while Rodney Hood is healthy. If Johnson is out on Thursday, Joe Ingles could play more.
Thu, Jan 14, 2016 01:06:00 AM

Chris Johnson returned to the bench for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers, scoring six points on 3-of-11 shooting with eight boards, one assist and two steals.

He missed all six of his shots from beyond the arc, but Johnson has still given the Jazz some quality minutes this week. However, with Rodney Hood (ankle) back in the mix, Johnson isn't worth owning in almost any league.
Mon, Jan 11, 2016 12:33:00 AM

Chris Johnson was excellent in a start at shooting guard on Saturday vs. the Heat, notching 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting.

He was everywhere in this one and added four boards, three assists, two blocks, two steals and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes. His contract will be guaranteed if the Jazz don't waive him by Sunday, but it's safe to say that they will be eager to keep him around. If Rodney Hood (ankle) sits out of Sunday's game vs. the Lakers, Johnson could have some short-term value in deeper leagues.
Sat, Jan 9, 2016 11:54:00 PM

Chris Johnson will start on Saturday vs. the Heat in place of Rodney Hood (ankle).

The Jazz are extremely shorthanded on Saturday, so Johnson is looking at significant minutes. He has hit one 3-pointer in each of his last four games, but he is only on the radar in very deep leagues for now.
Sat, Jan 9, 2016 08:28:00 PM

Chris Johnson scored 11 points in 19 minutes against the Rockets on Thursday, adding two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

He'll be the next man up if Rodney Hood (ankle) needs to miss time. Johnson is not a very efficient player and really doesn't do much outside of score, so he's only worth a speculative add in very deep leagues.
Thu, Jan 7, 2016 11:31:00 PM

Chris Johnson (concussion) has been cleared to play for Tuesday night's game vs. the Lakers.

Johnson is fighting for a spot on Utah's opening-night roster, but even if he makes the team, he won't earn enough consistent playing time to be considered a viable option in most leagues.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 04:38:00 PM

Jazz swingman Chris Johnson (concussion) participated in non-contact drills on Monday.

He is still on the NBA's concussion-protocol system and is listed as "out" for Tuesday's exhibition vs. the Lakers.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 06:39:00 PM

Chris Johnson (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's preseason game vs. the Lakers.

Johnson is dealing with a concussion, and he doesn't yet have a clear return date in site. He'll have a negligible role with the Jazz while they're healthy, so there's no reason to draft him in any league.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 07:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Dante Exum
3Raul Neto
SG1Rodney Hood
2Donovan Mitchell
3Alec Burks
SF1Joe Ingles
2Joe Johnson
3Thabo Sefolosha
PF1Derrick Favors
2Jonas Jerebko
3Joel Bolomboy
C1Rudy Gobert
2Ekpe Udoh
3Tony Bradley