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Chris Johnson | Guard/Forward | #23

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 201
College: Dayton
Contract: view contract details

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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. Jan 15 - 1:04 AM

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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.
Jan 14 - 3:26 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.
Jan 14 - 1:06 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.
Jan 11 - 12:33 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.
Jan 9 - 11:54 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.
Jan 9 - 8:28 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.
Jan 7 - 11:31 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

Chris Johnson took an elbow to the head during Wednesday's practice, and has been diagnosed with a concussion.

Johnson won't be allowed to return to any basketball related activities until he goes through the league mandated concussion protocol testing, and this is an unfortunate setback for a guy that doesn't have a clear role in coach Quin Snyder's rotations. He'll be battling for reserve minutes in a crowded backcourt in Utah, so there's no reason to draft him in any league.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 03:15:00 PM

Jazz sign G/F Chris Johnson.

The Bucks let him go today and the Jazz didn't hesitate to grab him. Considering Rodney Hood (illness) is still not well, Johnson may get some minutes. He'll compete with Elijah Millsap for playing time. Johnson is only worth a look in very deep leagues.
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 07:57:00 PM

Chris Johnson's second 10-day contract with the Bucks has expired, and the team has decided not to sign him for the remainder of the regular season.

Head coach Jason Kidd said he believes Johnson will land a 10-day deal with the Jazz, so we'll be watching for that. However, he's going to have a very limited role wherever he winds up, and until he finds a new team, Johnson belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 06:47:00 PM

Bucks re-signed G/F Chris Johnson to a 10-day contract.

The Bucks will now have to decide whether to keep him for the season or release him after this 10-day deal concludes.
Mon, Mar 16, 2015 12:48:00 PM

Chris Johnson is expected to get another 10-day contract when his current deal expires on Sunday according to head coach Jason Kidd.

He is averaging just 4.5 points in 19.5 minutes per game through four appearances with the Bucks, so this news doesn't have a lot of fantasy implications. Leave Johnson on the wire.
Sat, Mar 14, 2015 02:19:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Raul Neto
2Trey Burke
3Dante Exum
4Erick Green
SG1Rodney Hood
2Alec Burks
3Joe Ingles
4Chris Johnson
SF1Gordon Hayward
2J.J. O'Brien
PF1Derrick Favors
2Trey Lyles
3Trevor Booker
C1Rudy Gobert
2Jeff Withey