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Joe Johnson

33-Year-Old    SF,SG    Brooklyn Nets

2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

15.8

REB

3.4

AST

2.7

STL

0.6

BLK

0.1

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

In his 13th NBA season, Johnson was his usual reliable self, averaging 15.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 79 contests. He earned his seventh All-Star bid in eight seasons and led the Nets to the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference. While Johnson's production has s...

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HT: 6' 7"   WT: 235 lbs   DOB: 6/29/1981  College: Arkansas   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #10 Overall in 2001   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a six-year, $123.7 million contract with the Hawks in July 2010. Traded to the Nets in 2012.

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Joe Johnson NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 23 82 39.5 17.1 5.1 3.5 1.0 0.3 2.2 46.1 75.0 1.8 1.5 3.7 4.5 47.8 6.6 14.4 1.6 2.2
2005-06 24 82 40.7 20.2 4.1 6.5 1.3 0.4 1.6 45.3 79.1 3.3 1.2 2.9 4.4 35.6 7.7 17.0 3.2 4.0
2006-07 25 57 41.4 25.0 4.2 4.4 1.1 0.2 2.1 47.1 74.8 3.1 0.9 3.3 5.5 38.1 9.4 20.0 4.1 5.5
2007-08 26 82 40.8 21.7 4.5 5.8 1.0 0.2 2.1 43.2 83.4 2.7 1.0 3.5 5.4 38.1 7.9 18.3 3.9 4.6
2008-09 27 79 39.5 21.4 4.4 5.8 1.1 0.2 1.9 43.7 82.6 2.5 0.8 3.6 5.2 36.0 7.8 18.0 3.8 4.6
2009-10 28 76 37.9 21.3 4.6 4.9 1.1 0.1 1.7 45.8 81.8 1.9 1.0 3.7 4.6 36.9 8.4 18.2 2.9 3.5
2010-11 29 ATL 72 35.5 18.2 4.0 4.7 0.7 0.1 1.2 44.3 80.2 2.0 0.8 3.2 4.2 29.7 7.1 16.1 2.7 3.4
2011-12 30 ATL 60 35.5 18.8 3.7 3.9 0.8 0.2 2.1 45.4 84.9 1.9 0.9 2.8 5.4 38.8 7.1 15.5 2.6 3.1
2012-13 31 BKN 72 36.7 16.3 3.0 3.5 0.7 0.2 2.1 42.3 82.0 1.7 0.7 2.3 5.5 37.5 6.2 14.6 1.8 2.2
2013-14 32 BKN 79 32.6 15.8 3.4 2.7 0.6 0.1 2.1 45.4 81.5 1.5 0.6 2.8 5.1 40.1 5.8 12.9 2.0 2.5
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Joe Johnson – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Small Forward

1.  Joe Johnson

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2.  Alan Anderson

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Brooklyn Nets

True Shooting Percentage

56.4%

True Shooting % in 2013-14

In 2013-14, Joe Johnson had a true shooting percentage of 56.4%.

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Joe Johnson NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 23 82 36.0 15.6 4.7 3.2 0.9 0.3 2.0 46.1 75.0 1.6 1.3 3.4 4.1 47.8 6.0 13.1 1.5 2.0
2005-06 24 82 36.0 17.8 3.6 5.8 1.1 0.3 1.4 45.3 79.1 2.9 1.1 2.6 3.9 35.6 6.8 15.0 2.8 3.6
2006-07 25 57 36.0 21.8 3.6 3.8 0.9 0.2 1.8 47.1 74.8 2.7 0.8 2.8 4.8 38.1 8.2 17.4 3.6 4.8
2007-08 26 82 36.0 19.2 4.0 5.1 0.9 0.2 1.8 43.2 83.4 2.4 0.9 3.1 4.8 38.1 7.0 16.1 3.4 4.1
2008-09 27 79 36.0 19.5 4.0 5.2 1.0 0.2 1.7 43.7 82.6 2.2 0.7 3.2 4.8 36.0 7.1 16.4 3.4 4.2
2009-10 28 76 36.0 20.2 4.4 4.6 1.0 0.1 1.6 45.8 81.8 1.8 0.9 3.5 4.4 36.9 7.9 17.3 2.7 3.4
2010-11 29 ATL 72 36.0 18.5 4.1 4.8 0.7 0.1 1.3 44.3 80.2 2.1 0.8 3.3 4.2 29.7 7.2 16.4 2.7 3.4
2011-12 30 ATL 60 36.0 19.1 3.7 3.9 0.8 0.2 2.1 45.4 84.9 2.0 0.9 2.8 5.4 38.8 7.2 15.8 2.7 3.1
2012-13 31 BKN 72 36.0 15.9 3.0 3.4 0.7 0.2 2.0 42.3 82.0 1.7 0.7 2.2 5.4 37.5 6.1 14.3 1.8 2.2
2013-14 32 BKN 79 36.0 17.4 3.8 3.0 0.7 0.1 2.3 45.4 81.5 1.7 0.7 3.1 5.6 40.1 6.5 14.2 2.2 2.7
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Joe Johnson NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 23 82 3240 1400 422 291 79 24 177 46.1 75.0 148 120 302 370 47.8 544 1179 135 180
2005-06 24 82 3340 1653 335 536 103 31 128 45.3 79.1 267 98 237 360 35.6 632 1395 261 330
2006-07 25 57 2359 1426 239 249 60 11 119 47.1 74.8 176 53 186 312 38.1 536 1139 235 314
2007-08 26 82 3343 1779 367 474 84 18 169 43.2 83.4 223 83 284 444 38.1 647 1497 316 379
2008-09 27 79 3124 1688 346 455 84 19 149 43.7 82.6 195 65 281 414 36.0 620 1420 299 362
2009-10 28 76 2883 1619 353 369 82 5 129 45.8 81.8 145 74 279 350 36.9 635 1386 220 269
2010-11 29 ATL 72 2554 1312 291 338 47 7 89 44.3 80.2 146 59 232 300 29.7 514 1161 195 243
2011-12 30 ATL 60 2127 1129 221 232 48 13 125 45.4 84.9 116 53 168 322 38.8 423 932 158 186
2012-13 31 BKN 72 2642 1170 218 253 49 14 148 42.3 82.0 123 53 165 395 37.5 445 1052 132 161
2013-14 32 BKN 79 2575 1245 270 216 47 10 162 45.4 81.5 120 48 222 404 40.1 462 1018 159 195
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Joe Johnson NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 23 82 39.5 55.6 53.6 17.1 8.7 2.0 16.9
2005-06 24 82 40.7 53.7 49.9 22.9 11.4 2.0 19.0
2006-07 25 57 41.4 55.8 52.3 14.6 10.3 1.4 19.8
2007-08 26 82 40.8 53.5 48.9 20.1 9.4 2.1 19.3
2008-09 27 79 39.5 53.4 48.9 20.4 8.7 2.3 19.4
2009-10 28 76 37.9 53.8 50.5 18.3 7.2 2.5 19.5
2010-11 29 ATL 72 35.5 51.7 48.1 19.3 8.3 2.3 16.0
2011-12 30 ATL 60 35.5 55.7 52.1 17.0 8.5 2.0 16.5
2012-13 31 BKN 72 36.7 52.1 49.3 16.9 8.2 2.1 13.1
2013-14 32 BKN 79 32.6 56.4 53.3 15.0 8.3 1.8 13.6
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Joe Johnson 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
May 17 at MIA                                
May 16 MIA                                
May 14 at MIA 42 34 7 3 1 0 3 15 23 1 1 3 6 1 6 3
May 12 MIA 36 18 3 2 0 0 2 5 15 6 6 2 7 1 2 1
May 10 MIA 34 19 3 6 0 0 2 7 10 0 0 5 7 1 2 1
May 8 at MIA 39 13 4 3 1 1 0 6 14 1 2 0 4 0 4 1
May 6 at MIA 32 17 4 2 0 0 1 7 11 0 0 3 6 0 4 2
May 4 at TOR 45 26 4 4 1 0 1 11 25 3 5 1 5 2 2 0
May 2 TOR 40 17 0 3 0 0 2 5 12 7 9 0 1 0 0 0
Apr 30 at TOR 38 32 5 3 1 1 0 14 24 1 1 3 6 1 4 5
Apr 27 TOR 42 7 5 1 0 0 2 2 7 2 4 1 2 1 4 2
Apr 25 TOR 40 29 0 2 0 0 2 11 17 4 4 3 4 0 0 3
Apr 22 at TOR 37 18 3 2 0 1 2 7 13 3 3 1 4 2 1 0
Apr 19 at TOR 45 24 8 4 2 0 2 8 13 8 8 0 1 0 8 2
Apr 16 at CLE                                
Apr 15 NYK 31 12 6 4 1 0 0 3 9 4 7 2 5 1 5 1
Apr 13 ORL 34 17 3 2 0 0 4 6 13 2 2 3 7 1 2 0
Apr 11 ATL 32 9 7 3 0 0 4 4 15 0 0 1 5 0 7 1
Apr 9 at ORL 37 31 4 5 0 0 2 11 19 7 8 2 6 2 2 1
Apr 8 at MIA 33 19 2 0 0 0 1 9 17 0 0 1 4 0 2 1
Apr 5 at PHI 27 12 3 3 0 0 1 4 9 2 2 2 5 0 3 0
Apr 4 DET 25 10 4 2 0 0 0 4 7 0 0 2 4 0 4 0
Apr 2 at NYK 22 16 1 1 2 0 2 5 13 4 5 2 6 0 1 1
Apr 1 HOU 34 32 4 3 1 0 1 13 21 2 2 4 8 0 4 2
Mar 30 MIN 30 19 4 3 0 0 1 8 13 2 3 1 5 1 3 1
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Mar 28 CLE 29 14 1 3 0 0 0 6 8 0 1 2 3 0 1 1
Mar 26 at CHA 38 18 5 3 0 0 4 7 16 0 0 4 7 0 5 3
Mar 24 at NOP 36 15 6 4 0 0 3 4 14 6 6 1 8 2 4 1
Mar 23 at DAL 37 22 5 2 0 1 2 8 16 4 5 2 4 1 4 0
Mar 21 BOS 30 27 2 4 0 0 0 10 16 1 1 6 8 0 2 2
Mar 19 CHA 33 20 8 3 1 0 1 8 18 1 2 3 7 1 7 0
Mar 17 PHO 29 19 5 5 2 1 0 7 11 2 2 3 5 1 4 1
Mar 15 at WAS 32 16 7 0 1 0 1 7 12 0 0 2 3 1 6 2
Mar 12 at MIA 34 8 6 2 1 0 5 2 10 3 3 1 6 1 5 3
Mar 10 TOR 33 14 4 4 0 0 1 6 13 0 0 2 4 1 3 1
Mar 9 SAC 27 18 2 5 2 0 1 7 12 2 2 2 6 0 2 1
Mar 7 at BOS 38 21 7 2 1 0 1 9 21 2 3 1 7 3 4 0
Mar 5 MEM 34 21 2 4 1 0 1 8 13 0 0 5 7 0 2 4
Mar 3 CHI 33 19 2 3 1 0 1 7 11 2 2 3 4 0 2 0
Mar 1 at MIL 27 7 0 3 2 0 1 2 9 2 2 1 4 0 0 0
Feb 27 at DEN 27 10 2 0 0 0 2 3 11 2 3 2 6 1 1 1
Feb 26 at POR 26 11 1 1 0 0 2 4 11 2 2 1 4 0 1 0
Feb 23 at LAL 35 10 4 8 1 0 2 4 9 0 0 2 3 0 4 0
Feb 22 at GSW 34 15 4 0 1 0 4 5 16 4 4 1 5 1 3 0
Feb 19 at UTA 38 27 2 6 3 0 0 10 16 3 4 4 7 0 2 1
Feb 13 at CHI 38 11 1 1 1 0 3 4 14 3 5 0 2 0 1 4
Feb 12 CHA 28 8 3 2 0 0 1 2 8 2 2 2 5 0 3 4
Feb 9 NOP 23 8 3 2 0 0 1 3 7 0 0 2 4 0 3 2
Feb 7 at DET 22 16 3 1 0 0 2 5 10 2 3 4 7 2 1 1
Feb 6 SAS 28 8 2 1 0 0 2 4 10 0 0 0 2 0 2 1
Feb 3 PHI                                
Feb 1 at IND 39 16 1 2 1 0 3 6 14 2 2 2 5 0 1 3
Jan 31 OKC 27 9 1 2 1 1 2 4 8 0 0 1 1 0 1 1
Jan 27 TOR 32 12 3 2 2 0 4 3 10 5 5 1 4 0 3 2
Jan 26 at BOS 25 6 6 1 0 0 2 2 7 1 2 1 3 1 5 4
Jan 24 DAL 29 5 0 2 0 0 4 1 5 2 2 1 4 0 0 5
Jan 21 ORL 30 13 5 3 0 0 0 6 11 0 0 1 5 1 4 2
Jan 20 at NYK 30 25 6 5 1 0 0 8 15 5 6 4 8 1 5 3
Jan 16 at ATL 30 29 4 5 0 0 2 11 15 1 1 6 8 2 2 1
Jan 11 at TOR 32 11 6 6 1 0 0 4 13 3 4 0 4 2 4 2
Jan 10 MIA 46 32 4 5 1 0 2 14 25 0 0 4 6 0 4 0
Jan 8 GSW 37 27 3 2 1 0 1 8 17 9 11 2 5 0 3 0
Jan 6 ATL 36 23 3 4 1 0 3 10 22 2 2 1 5 2 1 3
Jan 4 CLE 35 2 3 2 0 0 1 1 7 0 0 0 5 1 2 1
Jan 2 at OKC 30 9 4 0 1 0 1 4 11 0 0 1 6 1 3 4
Dec 31 at SAS 27 9 1 1 1 0 0 4 8 0 0 1 2 1 0 4
Dec 28 at IND 36 9 3 1 1 0 4 4 12 0 0 1 6 0 3 2
Dec 27 MIL 36 6 6 5 0 0 1 2 12 1 2 1 4 0 6 2
Dec 25 CHI 34 12 0 1 1 0 2 5 11 2 4 0 2 0 0 2
Dec 23 IND 35 17 2 3 0 0 3 7 13 2 2 1 5 0 2 0
Dec 20 at PHI                                
Dec 18 WAS 42 20 7 2 3 0 1 8 14 2 2 2 6 2 5 4
Dec 16 PHI 30 37 7 5 1 1 0 13 20 1 1 10 14 0 7 2
Dec 13 at DET 37 12 4 5 0 1 1 5 16 0 0 2 7 0 4 2
Dec 12 LAC 30 21 2 2 0 0 2 8 13 1 2 4 7 0 2 3
Dec 10 BOS 38 7 3 0 0 0 3 3 9 0 0 1 4 0 3 1
Dec 7 at MIL 43 15 4 5 1 0 1 6 14 1 2 2 8 0 4 2
Dec 5 NYK 36 13 3 2 1 1 2 4 15 5 8 0 3 1 2 1
Dec 3 DEN 31 22 1 1 0 0 1 8 15 5 5 1 6 1 0 0
Nov 30 at MEM 41 26 5 6 0 1 1 9 15 4 4 4 7 0 5 2
Nov 29 at HOU 16 5 3 0 0 0 1 2 10 1 1 0 2 1 2 2
Nov 27 LAL 37 18 4 3 0 1 1 6 19 4 4 2 7 1 3 4
Nov 26 at TOR 39 21 6 4 0 0 2 7 18 4 4 3 5 1 5 1
Nov 24 DET 44 34 2 4 0 1 0 12 18 2 3 8 10 0 2 1
Nov 22 at MIN 26 15 2 4 1 0 1 6 10 1 1 2 3 0 2 2
Nov 20 at CHA 36 19 2 2 0 0 1 6 13 3 4 4 9 0 2 1
Nov 18 POR 38 13 4 3 0 0 1 4 12 4 4 1 3 2 2 0
Nov 16 at LAC 34 13 3 6 0 0 2 5 17 1 2 2 6 1 2 2
Nov 15 at PHO 45 13 5 1 0 0 2 6 19 1 2 0 4 2 3 3
Nov 13 at SAC 36 10 2 1 0 0 0 3 10 4 6 0 2 1 1 1
Nov 9 IND 32 17 3 0 0 0 0 6 10 2 2 3 5 0 3 1
Nov 8 at WAS 34 16 7 4 1 0 1 7 15 0 0 2 5 2 5 1
Nov 5 UTA 25 12 3 2 2 0 1 5 9 0 0 2 3 0 3 4
Nov 3 at ORL 23 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 5 0 0 0 2 1 0 3
Nov 1 MIA 27 19 1 0 0 0 1 6 8 5 6 2 2 0 1 3
Oct 30 at CLE 34 13 0 5 1 0 1 3 10 7 8 0 3 0 0 1

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Joe Johnson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Johnson enjoyed another productive season with the Nets, averaging 15.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 79 games.

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Johnson went off for 34 points (15-23 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT) to go with seven rebounds and three assists in Wednesday's Game 5 loss to the Heat.

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Johnson is slated to play in Wednesday's Game 5 at Miami, despite banging his left hand in Game 4, Bergen Record reports.

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Johnson scored 18 points (5-15 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 6-6 FT) to go along with three rebounds and two assists in 36 minutes Monday against the Heat.

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Johnson scored 19 points (7-10 FG, 5-7 3Pt) and tallied six assists in 34 minutes in the Game 3 win over Miami on Saturday.

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Johnson recorded 13 points (6-14 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block in 39 minutes Thursday.

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Johnson scored 17 points (7-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt) to go with four rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes in Tuesday's loss against the Heat.

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Johnson scored a team-high 26 points (11-25 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-5 FT), to go along with four rebounds, four assists and one steal in 45 minutes during Sunday's Game 7 against Toronto.

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Johnson scored 17 points (5-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 7-9 FT) in 40 minutes in the Game 6 win over Toronto on Friday.

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Johnson scored a team-high 30 points (13-23 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT) to go along with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 38 minutes of action during Game 5 on Wednesday.

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Johnson finished with seven points and five rebounds in 42 minutes against the Raptors on Sunday.

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Johnson scored a team-high 29 points (11-17 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT) in 40 minutes in the win over the Raptors on Friday.

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2014-15

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2013-14

It was evident in his performance last year that the ex-All-Star guard Johnson is on the decline of his career. He posted averages of 16.3 points (43 percent from the field), 3.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 0.7 steals, his lowest numbers across the board over the last nine years. Johnson had multiple opportunities to shine, being paired up with backcourt mate Deron Williams, and being the long-range assassin in the shallow Nets rotation. With new additions of Jason Terry, Paul Pierce and Andrei Kirilenko, another decline in numbers for Johnson is more than likely. With the Nets containing a deep roster with several talented guards, Johnson will get fewer touches and could become less effective from a fantasy standpoint. He will still remain a strong source of points and three-pointers made. However, the veteran will head into his 13th season at 32 years of age, and it would take a miracle to see him rejuvenated enough to score in the 20's on a consistent basis like he once did. Consider him a mid- to late-round specialist in most leagues.

2012-13

After striking out in their efforts to trade for Dwight Howard, the Nets acquired Johnson to co-star with the newly re-signed Deron Williams as the team relocates to Brooklyn. After turning in five consecutive seasons averaging over 20 points per game, and being handsomely rewarded with a max contract, Johnson regressed some the last two seasons, scoring 18.8 points in 2011-12 and seeing his assists fall to 3.9 per game. He’s unlikely to improve his assist total playing as an off-guard with Williams, but Johnson could see his scoring climb with more clean looks from three-point range. Johnson has always been a good complimentary scorer. He shot 38.8 percent from three last season; his highest percentage since posting a 47.8 percent mark in 2004-05 when he was playing alongside Steve Nash in Phoenix. If Johnson does experience a bump in scoring, expect it to be modest, as Williams and Brook Lopez will receive a large volume of shots as well. Playing with Williams should nonetheless allow Johnson to become a more efficient scorer, so his field goal percentage stands to improve with Williams commanding the attention of opposing defenses.

2011-12

The Hawks were Johnson’s team up until last season, but new head coach Larry Drew steadily made it more and more Al Horford’s team in 2010-11. Jeff Teague’s growth near the end of last season also contributed to Johnson’s role thinning out. As a result, Johnson played fewer minutes and saw several of his stats take a dip, including his scoring average which dipped below the 20-point threshold for the first time in his six-year career with the Hawks. The trend of spreading the ball around will likely continue into next season as well, potentially shrinking Johnson’s role in fantasy further. In fact, through 26 games after the All-Star break last season, Johnson averaged just 15.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 0.9 three-pointers, 0.7 steals and 2.1 turnovers. With Johnson entering just the second year of a monstrously large contract, the Hawks aren’t going to turn away from him completely, but his best fantasy days are likely behind him.

2010-11

When Johnson was originally signed to a $70 million contract by the Atlanta Hawks before the 2005-06 season, the move was a bit of a head-scratcher. The wing had posted only two good seasons, and both of those came in a Suns' offense that, owing to its pace and the quality of its main point guard (Steve Nash), has made some mediocre talents look deceptively impressive. In any case, the move has worked out for the Hawks. Just a 13-win team the year before Johnson's arrival, they've improved their win totals every season since, culminating in last year's 53-win playoff team. How much of that is Johnson's doing is a discussion for another place, but in terms of the fantasy-relevant categories, Johnson's the man, leading the team in points (21.3 per game) and assists (4.9), placing second in three-pointers made (1.7) and steals (1.1), and even finishing fourth on the squad in rebounds (4.6). As a result, the Hawks used the offseason to sign him to a six-year, $120 million contract that will take him through his age-34 season. That might not be great value for the Hawks, but it all but guarantees that, barring injuries (which haven't really been a problem for him), Johnson should maintain his status not only as the leading producer on his own team, but as a top-five shooting guard for fantasy purposes. Note that, owing to his ball-keeping skills (only 1.9 turnovers per game last season), Johnson gets a small boost upwards in 9-cat leagues.

2009-10

Johnson was like clockwork last season, nearly replicating his averages from 2007-08 across all nine categories. He has excelled in his role as the star on a perpetually playoff-bound team, and the presence of teammate Mike Bibby has allowed him to score at a high rate while keeping his turnovers at a respectable 2.5 per game. Johnson�s field-goal percentage is a slight drawback at 43.7 percent on 18.0 attempts per game, but is certainly manageable with a negative impact on the same level as that of Chauncey Billups and Vince Carter. The addition of Jamal Crawford may result in fewer shot attempts for Johnson when the two are on the floor together, but will be offset by increased efficiency with Crawford drawing more defensive attention than Bibby would. The icing on top of the cake is Johnson's near-pristine bill of health � he has played at least 79 games in six of the past seven seasons. The bottom line is that there simply aren�t many players that offer the combination of consistency and durability that Johnson brings, making him that much more valuable to fantasy owners.

2008-09

Johnson had arguably the best season of his career in 2008-08 despite difficulties with his shooting stroke (four-year low 43.2% FG), as he produced near personal bests in scoring (21.7 ppg), assists (5.8 apg), rebounds (4.5 rpg) and 3-pointers (2.1 3pg). Johnson is a 6-8 wing with the ball-handling ability to play some point guard and the size to defend forwards. That makes him too big for most wings and too skilled on the perimeter for most forwards. Johnson showed in the playoffs he has the game and mentality to take over games on offense, and when his jumper is falling he can’t be defended 1-on-1. Johnson also regained his iron-man status last season, playing all 82 games for the fifth time in six years. Johnson is the unquestioned leader on a Hawks team that actually has a surprising amount of young talent, and he looks poised to improve at age 27 as he approaches his physical prime.

2007-08

Johnson just keeps getting better. He blew his career-high scoring average out of the water last season, increasing that number by nearly five points to an even 25.0 per game while setting a new best in field-goal percentage (47.1) and maintaining his strong all around game (4+ boards/4+ assists/2+ treys/1+ steal per). The only negative number in Johnson’s 2006-07 season was 25 – as in, games missed due to a nagging calf injury. But that injury should be completely healed when this year’s campaign starts, and the additions of power forward Al Horford and point guard Acie Law should free Johnson to make even bigger contributions.

2006-07

Johnson came into last season with a lot of question marks, and his answers have him poised just outside of the fantasy elite entering this year. After leaving a cushy situation in Phoenix and taking over The Man role for the Hawks, Johnson showed that he has the ability to be a good all-around producer in a leading role by setting career highs in scoring (20.2 ppg), assists (6.5 apg), steals (1.3 spg), and free throw percentage. Johnson surprised many by maintaining a good field goal percentage (45.3%) even as the offensive focal point without being set-up by Steve Nash, though his three-pointers made (1.6) and percentage (35.6%) did decrease after leaving the Suns. With free-agent signee Speedy Claxton expected to man the PG position, Johnson may see a slight falloff in assists this season, but being able to play more off the ball should improve his scoring chances and decrease his turnovers (3.3 per game). Johnson is also an iron man, having played in every game for the past four seasons.

2005-06

Like Larry Hughes, Johnson had a career year in ’04-’05 and is changing teams this offseason. Unlike Hughes, who is going to play Pippen to LeBron’s Jordan, Johnson is going from a situation in Phoenix where he was surrounded by talent to a Hawks team that expects him to be the Man. How Johnson responds to this challenge will determine whether he continues on the path to being a fantasy stud or reverts to the also-ran status that marked much of his early career. Blessed with an excellent combination of size (6-7, 230) and perimeter skills (2.2 3s/game at 48% shooting from downtown), Johnson can score from inside and out. He will likely play some point guard for the Hawks, so he is a solid bet to improve on his 3.8 assists/game from last season. His scoring is also likely to go up as he will go from being the fourth option on offense with the Suns to the first option with the Hawks. The downside to that is that he will also be the focal point of the defense and will no longer be fed by Steve Nash assists, which means that his field goal percentage is likely to drop from his career high 46.1% of last season to closer to his 43% career marks. He will also see fewer open 3s, which could hurt his 3-point numbers. Finally, his turnovers are likely to increase dramatically. In summary, Johnson appears poised to go from being one of the best 3rd/4th options in the league to a flawed 1st/2nd option in both fantasy and real NBA terms.

2004-05

Johnson came on strong at the end of last season, contributing in threes, points, rebounds, assists and steals, and figured to be a great sleeper pick for this year’s draft until the Suns signed Quentin Richardson to a multi-year contract. With Richardson likely to start at shooting guard, Johnson will be relegated to sixth man duties and could lose a few minutes per game. That said, we don't see Jake Voskuhl getting a ton of minutes at the five, and Phoenix could slot Amare Stoudemire over with Shawn Marion moving to the four and both Johnson and Richardson seeing extensive time on the floor together at the two and three. Still, the Suns have a ton of weapons now, and so Johnson's role will likely be a little less prominent than it was last year.

2003-04

Johnson is an unselfish player who distributes the ball and makes great decisions. He spent most of the last season battling injury-prone Penny Hardaway for the starting shooting guard slot and could eventually take the job this year if he outproduces Hardaway early in the season.