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Wesley Johnson

27-Year-Old    SF,SG    Los Angeles Lakers

2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

9.1

REB

4.4

AST

1.6

STL

1.1

BLK

1.0

2014-15 NBA Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Wesley Johnson is, in fact, the highest drafted player on the Lakers' roster, picked at number four overall back in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He joined the Lakers last season after being waived by the Phoenix Suns, while still on his rookie deal, whic...

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HT: 6' 7"   WT: 205 lbs   DOB: 7/11/1987  College: Syracuse   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #4 Overall in 2010   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed one-year, $1 million deal with Lakers in July 2014.

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Johnson played a team high 40 minutes, scoring 15 points (6-10 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 0-2 FT) with eight rebounds, two assists, two steals, and three blocks Tuesday.

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Wesley 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
2010-11 22 MIN 79 26.2 9.0 3.0 1.9 0.7 0.7 1.3 39.7 69.6 1.2 0.6 2.4 3.7 35.6 3.4 8.6 0.8 1.2
2011-12 23 MIN 65 22.6 6.0 2.7 0.9 0.5 0.7 0.8 39.8 70.6 0.9 0.4 2.4 2.6 31.4 2.4 6.1 0.4 0.5
2012-13 24 PHO 50 19.1 8.0 2.5 0.7 0.4 0.4 1.0 40.7 77.1 1.0 0.4 2.0 3.1 32.3 3.2 7.9 0.5 0.7
2013-14 25 LAL 79 28.4 9.1 4.4 1.6 1.1 1.0 1.3 42.5 79.2 1.1 0.9 3.5 3.4 36.9 3.5 8.2 0.8 1.0
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Wesley Johnson – Playing Time & Selected Stats

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

#1 Small Forward
Also Listed As:  #5 Shooting Guard

1.  Wesley Johnson

XNick Young

2.  Xavier Henry

3.  Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers

True Shooting Percentage

52.2%

True Shooting % in 2013-14

In 2013-14, Wesley Johnson had a true shooting percentage of 52.2%.

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Projected True Shooting % in 2014-15

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What Is True Shooting Percentage?

True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

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Wesley 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
2010-11 22 MIN 79 36.0 12.3 4.2 2.6 1.0 0.9 1.8 39.7 69.6 1.7 0.9 3.3 5.0 35.6 4.7 11.9 1.1 1.6
2011-12 23 MIN 65 36.0 9.6 4.3 1.4 0.9 1.2 1.3 39.8 70.6 1.5 0.6 3.7 4.1 31.4 3.9 9.7 0.6 0.8
2012-13 24 PHO 50 36.0 15.1 4.6 1.3 0.8 0.7 1.9 40.7 77.1 1.8 0.8 3.9 5.9 32.3 6.1 15.0 1.0 1.3
2013-14 25 LAL 79 36.0 11.5 5.6 2.0 1.4 1.2 1.6 42.5 79.2 1.4 1.1 4.5 4.4 36.9 4.5 10.5 1.0 1.2
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Wesley 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
2010-11 22 MIN 79 2069 709 240 148 58 54 103 39.7 69.6 95 51 189 289 35.6 271 682 64 92
2011-12 23 MIN 65 1469 393 177 59 35 48 53 39.8 70.6 60 24 153 169 31.4 158 397 24 34
2012-13 24 PHO 50 953 399 123 34 22 18 50 40.7 77.1 48 21 102 155 32.3 161 396 27 35
2013-14 25 LAL 79 2240 715 348 124 86 77 100 42.5 79.2 90 70 278 271 36.9 277 651 61 77
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Wesley Johnson NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2010-11 22 MIN 79 26.2 49.1 47.3 15.3 9.8 1.6 8.5
2011-12 23 MIN 65 22.6 47.7 46.5 11.1 11.3 1.0 6.2
2012-13 24 PHO 50 19.1 48.5 47.0 6.9 9.7 0.7 6.1
2013-14 25 LAL 79 28.4 52.2 50.2 13.8 10.0 1.4 11.0
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Wesley Johnson 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 16 at SAS 35 11 11 2 0 0 0 5 17 0 0 1 7 1 10 1
Apr 14 at UTA 38 12 6 4 5 3 1 3 6 4 4 2 3 2 4 3
Apr 13 MEM 40 15 15 4 1 0 1 6 12 0 0 3 5 3 12 1
Apr 11 GSW 30 8 6 1 1 0 0 4 8 0 0 0 3 0 6 3
Apr 8 HOU 39 11 4 5 1 0 2 3 11 2 2 3 5 1 3 1
Apr 6 at LAC 30 10 6 3 3 0 1 3 8 2 2 2 4 0 6 3
Apr 4 DAL 32 6 11 2 3 2 2 3 13 0 1 0 2 3 8 0
Apr 2 at SAC 28 8 12 3 1 0 1 3 6 0 0 2 2 2 10 1
Apr 1 POR                                
Mar 30 PHO 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 1 1
Mar 28 at MIN 24 13 0 1 2 0 1 6 10 0 0 1 2 0 0 5
Mar 27 at MIL 19 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0
Mar 25 NYK 15 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Mar 23 ORL 21 7 2 2 0 1 3 2 7 2 2 1 3 0 2 1
Mar 21 WAS                                
Mar 19 SAS 16 8 5 1 0 0 2 3 6 0 0 2 4 3 2 2
Mar 14 at SAS 33 9 2 2 1 1 3 4 10 1 2 0 2 0 2 1
Mar 13 at OKC 30 10 4 0 0 0 0 4 11 0 0 2 5 2 2 3
Mar 9 OKC 37 11 3 5 1 1 1 3 8 4 5 1 4 0 3 4
Mar 7 at DEN 19 4 6 0 1 1 1 2 6 0 0 0 2 1 5 3
Mar 6 LAC 30 2 4 1 4 1 2 1 9 0 0 0 7 1 3 4
Mar 4 NOP 29 7 3 1 1 0 2 2 5 2 2 1 2 1 2 5
Mar 3 at POR 36 14 7 4 2 2 3 7 11 0 0 0 1 2 5 3
Feb 28 SAC 36 12 12 3 1 3 0 5 10 0 0 2 4 1 11 4
Feb 26 at MEM 38 18 5 2 0 4 1 7 14 0 0 4 8 1 4 3
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Feb 25 at IND 25 15 5 0 1 1 0 6 10 1 2 2 3 1 4 5
Feb 23 BKN 18 3 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 4 4
Feb 21 BOS 23 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 1 2 0 3 0 3 4
Feb 19 HOU 42 24 7 1 2 0 2 9 13 2 3 4 6 0 7 3
Feb 13 OKC 42 19 0 0 1 0 3 8 13 2 4 1 2 0 0 5
Feb 11 UTA 37 15 6 0 0 0 2 7 14 0 0 1 3 0 6 3
Feb 9 CHI 30 6 4 3 1 1 1 3 8 0 0 0 2 1 3 2
Feb 7 at PHI 43 17 3 1 5 3 1 6 13 3 3 2 3 0 3 1
Feb 5 at CLE 41 20 9 0 0 2 0 8 15 0 0 4 7 2 7 3
Feb 4 at MIN 38 15 9 1 0 2 1 7 16 0 0 1 2 3 6 4
Jan 31 CHA 20 3 5 1 1 0 1 1 5 1 2 0 1 2 3 1
Jan 28 IND 31 7 10 1 0 1 1 3 7 0 0 1 2 2 8 1
Jan 26 at NYK 23 6 5 1 1 0 0 3 8 0 0 0 4 1 4 2
Jan 24 at ORL 19 5 3 2 0 0 0 2 7 0 0 1 3 0 3 3
Jan 23 at MIA 18 7 1 1 1 0 0 3 6 0 0 1 3 0 1 2
Jan 20 at CHI 14 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 2 0 3 0 1 1
Jan 19 at TOR 24 8 3 1 0 1 2 2 4 2 2 2 3 1 2 4
Jan 17 at BOS 38 11 11 3 1 2 3 3 7 2 4 3 5 1 10 3
Jan 15 at PHO 44 22 5 1 2 1 1 7 14 6 7 2 5 1 4 5
Jan 14 CLE 38 17 5 4 2 1 1 7 13 2 2 1 5 1 4 3
Jan 10 at LAC 34 14 1 0 0 0 2 5 11 3 3 1 3 0 1 2
Jan 8 at HOU 31 10 4 3 3 0 2 4 13 0 0 2 5 3 1 1
Jan 7 at DAL 36 17 4 1 0 0 2 7 14 0 0 3 7 3 1 3
Jan 5 DEN 26 2 3 0 1 1 1 1 5 0 0 0 3 1 2 0
Jan 3 UTA 21 11 1 1 2 1 0 5 5 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Dec 31 MIL                                
Dec 29 PHI 19 2 4 0 0 1 2 0 3 2 2 0 1 2 2 2
Dec 27 at UTA 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
Dec 25 MIA 27 12 2 2 0 0 2 4 10 0 0 4 9 0 2 4
Dec 23 at PHO 39 9 4 3 0 2 2 3 5 2 2 1 3 0 4 3
Dec 21 at GSW 39 2 5 2 1 0 3 0 7 2 2 0 5 1 4 3
Dec 20 MIN 30 6 4 5 2 1 2 3 8 0 0 0 3 0 4 3
Dec 17 at MEM 32 7 5 6 1 1 1 3 8 1 1 0 3 2 3 1
Dec 16 at ATL 28 6 4 1 0 1 1 3 9 0 0 0 2 1 3 1
Dec 14 at CHA 36 9 4 2 1 1 0 3 8 0 0 3 6 0 4 0
Dec 13 at OKC 34 13 3 1 2 1 0 6 13 0 0 1 6 1 2 3
Dec 10 PHO 20 5 1 0 2 1 1 2 6 0 0 1 2 0 1 2
Dec 8 TOR 25 2 3 2 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 3
Dec 6 at SAC 32 13 2 2 5 1 3 5 9 0 0 3 5 1 1 3
Dec 1 POR 27 7 2 0 0 3 1 3 5 0 0 1 3 0 2 6
Nov 29 at DET 33 27 6 2 0 3 2 9 11 3 4 6 7 1 5 2
Nov 27 at BKN 25 4 5 2 2 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 3 3 2 5
Nov 26 at WAS 38 11 2 3 2 1 1 4 7 0 0 3 6 0 2 1
Nov 24 SAC 21 7 2 0 2 2 3 3 4 0 0 1 2 0 2 2
Nov 22 GSW 23 2 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 3 2
Nov 17 DET 21 13 1 2 1 2 0 6 8 0 0 1 2 0 1 1
Nov 15 MEM 15 0 2 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Nov 13 at DEN 32 10 5 2 3 5 2 3 6 2 2 2 3 2 3 5
Nov 12 NOP 21 5 5 0 0 0 1 2 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 3
Nov 10 MIN 22 5 3 1 0 1 1 2 10 0 0 1 2 1 2 2
Nov 8 at NOP 21 3 5 3 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 1 3 0 5 2
Nov 7 at HOU 28 16 4 0 1 2 2 6 15 1 2 3 8 3 1 3
Nov 5 at DAL 21 7 7 2 2 1 1 3 8 0 0 1 3 2 5 4
Nov 3 ATL 21 9 7 0 0 3 0 3 6 3 3 0 1 3 4 5
Nov 1 SAS 27 12 2 0 1 2 0 5 11 0 0 2 4 0 2 3
Oct 30 at GSW 25 11 3 3 2 2 1 4 11 0 0 3 6 0 3 5
Oct 29 LAC 21 3 3 1 0 1 0 1 11 0 0 1 4 0 3 4

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player did not play in the game.

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

Johnson left Monday's opener with a knee strain, but maintained he was fine, and played without restriction Thursday, scoring three points (1-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two rebounds and two blocks n 22 minutes.

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Johnson (knee) is expected to start in Thursday's preseason tilt against the Golden State Warriors after fully participating in Wednesday's practice, InsideSoCal.com reports.

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Johnson (knee) says he's fine after straining his knee in Monday's preseason win over the Nuggets.

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Johnson strained the patellar tendon in his left knee during Monday's preseason game and will be evaluated further Tuesday, sideline reporter Mike Trudell reports.

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Johnson, who played a lot of last season at power forward, will return to his natural position of small forward this season, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Johnson is currently the favorite to start at small forward this season, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

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Johnson is poised to start at small forward in the 2014-15 campaign, Lakers' official site reports.

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Johnson signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Lakers on Friday, ESPN reports.

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Johnson registered a number of career-highs in 2013-14, averaging 9.1 points, 1.3 three-pointers, 4.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.0 blocks in 28 minutes per game.

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Johnson recorded a double-double Sunday that included 15 points, 15 rebounds, four assists and one steal in 40 minutes as a starter.

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Johnson (illness) was able to play and start in Sunday's game. He finished with seven points, two rebounds, two assists and one block in 21 minutes.

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Johnson (illness) practiced Saturday and may start for the Lakers on Sunday against the Magic.

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2013-14

With Kobe Bryant's return still up in the air, Johnson could see a favorable role when the season begins. Although Johnson did miss three preseason contests due to a strained foot, he has been practicing without difficulty and participated in the Lakers' final exhibition game. Johnson saw a decline in minutes last year compared to his 2011-12 season but still managed two more points per game. While Johnson's value may be higher with Bryant sidelined, his productivity in terms of points and rebounds will surely not be enough to provide fantasy owners with consistent output.

2012-13

Talking about inefficient scorers, Wesley Johnson didn't crack 40% shooting last year and shot just over 30% from three. He's an explosive leaper, but it just doesn't seem like he has the talent to have a featured role in the NBA. Leave him on the waiver wire.

2011-12

Johnson didn't live up to expectations as the fourth overall pick in the 2010 draft as he averaged just 9.0 points per game despite getting 26.2 minutes per game and shot just 39.7 percent from the floor. He'll likely begin the season as the starting shooting guard, but his hold on the job is tenuous. Still, he had games where he showed a spark on offense and his development may have been stunted by playing for the worst team in the league.

2010-11

Johnson was the fourth-overall pick in the 2010 draft after winning Big East Player of the Year honors during his junior year at Syracuse, though it was actually his first season playing with the Orange. Johnson wasn't aggressively recruited coming out of high school, and played his first two college seasons at Iowa State. He transferred to Syracuse after his sophomore year there; sat out a season, per NCAA rules; and then broke out as a junior. At 6-7, 205 (and with a 7-1 wingspan), Johnson is ideally sized for an NBA wing. He also possesses excellent athleticism, as his 1.8 blocks per game last season suggest. As far as NBA comps go, Johnson profiles a little bit like Luol Deng good rebounding and block numbers but with the added advantage of three-point range. The likelihood of him ever being the number one scoring option is low not for a good team, at least. At press time, Johnson is listed second behind Martell Webster at small forward on the Timberwolves' depth chart. Although Webster has his strengths, there's a good chance Johnson becomes the starter at some point if not for opening day. A hamstring injury limited Johnson to only a single Summer League game in Las Vegas, though the injury is not considered serious.