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James Johnson

30-Year-Old       Miami Heat

2016-17 NBA Stats

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12.8

REB

4.9

AST

3.6

STL

1.0

BLK

1.1

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Johnson, in his eighth NBA season, had the best year of his career last season, posting career highs in points (12.8), rebounds (4.9), assists (3.6) per game. He also shot a career-high 34.0 percent from beyond the arc. Part of the reason for his success was his emergence as...

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HT: 6' 9"   WT: 250 lbs   DOB: 2/20/1987  College: Wake Forest   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #16 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a four-year, $60 million contract with the Heat in July of 2017.

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James 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
2009-10 22 65 11.6 3.9 2.0 0.7 0.3 0.7 0.2 45.2 72.9 1.0 0.5 1.4 0.7 32.6 1.5 3.2 0.8 1.1
2010-11 23 CHI 13 9.5 3.2 1.8 1.1 0.6 0.7 0.2 41.5 46.2 1.4 0.5 1.4 0.7 22.2 1.3 3.2 0.5 1.0
2010-11 23 TOR 25 28.0 9.2 4.7 3.0 1.0 1.1 0.2 46.4 70.7 1.8 1.2 3.5 1.0 24.0 3.6 7.8 1.6 2.3
2010-11 23 CHI/TOR 38 21.6 7.1 3.7 2.3 0.9 1.0 0.2 45.6 66.2 1.7 1.0 2.8 0.9 23.5 2.8 6.2 1.2 1.9
2011-12 24 TOR 62 25.2 9.1 4.7 2.0 1.1 1.4 0.3 45.0 70.4 1.6 1.2 3.5 1.0 31.7 3.8 8.4 1.3 1.9
2012-13 25 SAC 54 16.3 5.1 2.7 1.1 0.8 0.9 0.0 41.3 59.7 1.3 0.9 1.8 0.4 9.5 2.2 5.2 0.7 1.2
2013-14 26 MEM 52 18.4 7.4 3.2 2.1 0.8 1.1 0.4 46.4 84.4 1.3 1.2 2.0 1.7 25.3 2.8 5.9 1.5 1.7
2013-14 26 TOR 52 18.4 7.4 3.2 2.1 0.8 1.1 0.4 46.4 84.4 1.3 1.2 2.0 1.7 25.3 2.8 5.9 1.5 1.7
2013-14 26 MEM/TOR 104 18.4 7.4 3.2 2.1 0.8 1.1 0.4 46.4 84.4 1.3 1.2 2.0 1.7 25.3 2.8 5.9 1.5 1.7
2014-15 27 TOR 70 19.6 7.9 3.7 1.4 0.8 1.0 0.2 58.9 65.7 1.1 0.9 2.8 0.7 21.6 3.4 5.8 1.0 1.5
2015-16 28 TOR 57 16.2 5.0 2.2 1.2 0.5 0.6 0.4 47.5 57.4 0.9 0.5 1.7 1.2 30.3 2.0 4.2 0.7 1.2
2016-17 29 MIA 76 27.4 12.8 4.9 3.6 1.0 1.1 1.1 47.9 70.7 2.3 0.9 4.1 3.4 34.0 4.8 10.1 2.0 2.8
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2016-17 NBA Game Log   James Johnson
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 12 WAS 110-102 37 12 8 8 0 1 2 5 11 2 2 0 3 1 7 3
Apr 10 CLE 124-121 36 16 2 9 0 0 3 7 17 1 1 1 7 0 2 6
Apr 8 @WAS 103-106 37 15 11 5 1 1 4 6 14 3 4 0 3 2 9 4
Apr 7 @TOR 96-94 38 22 10 3 3 2 4 8 17 5 8 1 5 2 8 1
Apr 5 @CHA 99-112 32 26 4 3 2 0 2 10 12 0 0 6 7 0 4 0
Apr 2 DEN 113-116 29 9 3 6 0 0 2 4 8 0 0 1 2 1 2 3
Mar 31 NYK 94-98 27 12 4 1 3 0 3 3 10 5 5 1 4 0 4 1
Mar 29 @NYK 88-105 27 18 7 4 3 2 3 6 11 4 6 2 2 1 6 4
Mar 28 @DET 96-97 33 16 6 2 0 0 4 5 11 5 6 1 2 1 5 0
Mar 26 @BOS 112-108 29 20 5 6 1 2 3 7 17 6 7 0 4 3 2 3
Mar 23 TOR 84-101 31 10 4 3 2 4 3 3 14 3 6 1 6 0 4 1
Mar 21 PHO 112-97 23 10 1 1 1 1 2 3 9 3 6 1 2 0 1 3
Mar 19 POR 104-115 31 24 7 5 2 2 0 9 13 4 5 2 3 1 6 2
Mar 17 MIN 123-105 27 17 2 6 2 1 2 8 12 0 0 1 2 0 2 1
Mar 15 NOP 120-112 25 10 4 4 0 0 2 3 7 2 2 2 2 0 4 4
Mar 12 @IND 102-98 32 14 4 0 0 0 2 6 16 1 1 1 5 0 4 4
Mar 11 TOR 104-89 28 12 5 5 1 2 2 4 10 4 6 0 3 0 5 3
Mar 8 CHA 108-101 30 10 6 5 1 3 1 4 9 0 2 2 5 0 6 0
Mar 6 @CLE 98-106 Did Not Play
Mar 4 CLE 120-92 18 8 4 4 1 1 2 3 5 1 1 1 2 1 3 1
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Mar 3 @ORL 110-99 34 19 4 6 2 2 1 9 14 0 0 1 3 3 1 1
Mar 1 PHI 125-98 26 14 4 3 1 2 0 6 11 2 4 0 3 1 3 4
Feb 27 @DAL 96-89 31 8 5 2 1 1 0 4 12 0 0 0 4 1 4 3
Feb 25 IND 113-95 29 15 7 8 2 2 5 6 14 1 3 2 5 1 6 4
Feb 24 @ATL 90-108 16 2 2 5 1 0 2 0 4 2 2 0 1 2 0 4
Feb 15 @HOU 109-117 31 6 6 5 1 0 4 3 10 0 0 0 2 0 6 4
Feb 13 ORL 107-116 28 15 3 3 0 3 1 5 9 4 5 1 2 1 2 4
Feb 11 @PHI 117-109 36 26 4 3 0 2 4 8 15 9 13 1 4 1 3 4
Feb 10 @BKN 99-108 35 26 8 2 1 3 3 11 17 4 4 0 2 1 7 1
Feb 8 @MIL 88-106 30 20 4 4 2 2 3 7 12 4 5 2 5 1 3 1
Feb 6 @MIN 113-115 29 11 4 5 0 1 6 5 9 0 2 1 2 0 4 4
Feb 4 PHI 125-102 16 10 6 3 2 0 1 4 5 2 2 0 1 0 6 2
Feb 1 ATL 116-93 23 16 2 3 1 3 1 7 13 0 1 2 6 0 2 1
Jan 30 BKN 104-96 33 17 5 5 2 3 3 6 11 3 4 2 3 1 4 1
Jan 28 DET 116-103 32 18 8 5 2 1 0 7 13 4 4 0 1 0 8 1
Jan 27 @CHI 88-100 31 6 9 9 1 1 3 3 15 0 1 0 2 4 5 1
Jan 25 @BKN 106-109 19 8 2 0 3 0 3 3 6 1 2 1 3 0 2 6
Jan 23 GSW 105-102 27 9 2 4 0 2 1 4 8 0 0 1 2 1 1 4
Jan 21 MIL 109-97 34 7 3 6 1 0 2 3 12 1 1 0 4 1 2 5
Jan 19 DAL 99-95 32 5 7 4 0 0 3 1 6 3 4 0 3 0 7 1
Jan 17 HOU 109-103 31 15 8 6 3 0 5 6 14 2 2 1 4 1 7 4
Jan 13 @MIL 116-108 38 10 2 12 0 2 1 4 7 1 1 1 2 0 2 1
Jan 10 @GSW 107-95 30 14 2 6 2 0 2 6 14 1 2 1 7 0 2 4
Jan 8 @LAC 98-86 27 12 6 3 1 1 3 4 10 2 2 2 5 1 5 3
Jan 6 @LAL 127-100 34 20 5 1 2 2 3 7 11 2 4 4 7 1 4 3
Jan 4 @SAC 102-107 25 14 6 6 0 3 3 4 8 4 4 2 3 2 4 6
Jan 3 @PHO 99-90 Did Not Play
Jan 1 DET 98-107 34 20 7 3 1 1 3 6 13 4 4 4 5 1 6 2
Dec 30 @BOS 117-114 24 22 3 6 2 2 5 8 13 2 3 4 7 0 3 3
Dec 29 @CHA 91-82 18 6 4 2 1 1 3 2 7 2 7 0 1 1 3 3
Dec 27 OKC 94-106 25 16 5 2 2 0 3 6 13 3 6 1 5 2 3 5
Dec 23 @NOP 91-87 22 11 10 2 0 1 2 4 12 2 2 1 2 2 8 2
Dec 22 LAL 115-107 26 19 8 6 0 1 3 8 11 0 2 3 5 0 8 2
Dec 20 ORL 130-136 28 12 8 6 0 0 1 5 10 0 0 2 6 1 7 1
Dec 18 BOS 95-105 19 7 2 2 1 0 5 3 4 0 0 1 1 0 2 2
Dec 16 LAC 98-102 22 12 7 2 0 1 0 5 11 2 3 0 5 1 6 4
Dec 14 IND 95-89 25 14 3 6 0 0 1 6 9 1 2 1 1 1 2 3
Dec 12 WAS 112-101 30 14 5 3 0 0 2 6 9 2 4 0 2 2 3 1
Dec 10 @CHI 105-100 Did Not Play
Dec 9 @CLE 114-84 Did Not Play
Dec 7 @ATL 103-95 Did Not Play
Dec 6 NYK 103-114 Did Not Play
Dec 3 @POR 99-92 17 2 4 1 0 0 2 1 5 0 0 0 1 1 3 0
Dec 1 @UTA 110-111 24 24 6 3 1 1 1 11 15 0 0 2 4 3 3 3
Nov 30 @DEN 98-106 33 10 7 5 3 2 2 4 12 2 3 0 4 0 7 3
Nov 28 BOS 104-112 21 5 3 0 1 0 2 2 9 0 0 1 5 0 3 4
Nov 26 MEM 107-110 32 10 4 3 0 1 2 4 8 2 3 0 3 0 4 4
Nov 25 @MEM 81-90 31 13 6 1 0 2 2 4 10 2 2 3 4 1 5 4
Nov 23 @DET 107-84 35 15 4 2 2 2 2 3 6 7 8 2 4 0 4 4
Nov 21 @PHI 101-94 17 9 3 1 0 0 2 3 7 3 4 0 3 2 1 1
Nov 19 @WAS 111-114 27 17 3 1 1 2 2 7 8 1 3 2 3 2 1 0
Nov 17 MIL 96-73 30 9 10 3 1 2 1 4 9 0 2 1 4 2 8 0
Nov 15 ATL 90-93 26 13 4 0 1 1 4 5 8 0 0 3 5 2 2 5
Nov 14 @SAS 94-90 18 7 5 0 1 2 1 2 4 2 2 1 2 2 3 5
Nov 12 UTA 91-102 30 15 4 4 1 0 2 6 7 2 3 1 1 0 4 2
Nov 10 CHI 95-98 21 5 4 1 0 1 1 2 5 0 0 1 3 0 4 0
Nov 7 @OKC 97-85 25 18 6 1 1 2 3 5 12 7 7 1 3 2 4 4
Nov 4 @TOR 96-87 19 11 3 2 0 1 1 4 8 2 2 1 3 1 2 4
Nov 1 SAC 108-96 18 4 7 1 1 1 1 1 5 2 2 0 2 0 7 1
Oct 30 SAS 99-106 14 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Oct 28 CHA 91-97 23 0 6 1 0 1 2 0 6 0 0 0 3 0 6 2
Oct 26 @ORL 96-108 25 11 2 6 0 0 1 4 8 1 1 2 4 0 2 1

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True Shooting Percentage

56.4%

True Shooting % in 2016-17

In 2016-17, James Johnson had a true shooting percentage of 56.4%.

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James 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
2009-10 22 65 36.0 12.2 6.1 2.3 1.0 2.0 0.7 45.2 72.9 3.0 1.6 4.5 2.2 32.6 4.5 10.0 2.4 3.3
2010-11 23 CHI 13 36.0 12.3 7.0 4.1 2.3 2.6 0.6 41.5 46.2 5.3 1.8 5.3 2.6 22.2 5.0 12.0 1.8 3.8
2010-11 23 TOR 25 36.0 11.8 6.1 3.9 1.3 1.4 0.3 46.4 70.7 2.4 1.6 4.5 1.3 24.0 4.7 10.1 2.1 3.0
2010-11 23 CHI/TOR 38 36.0 11.9 6.2 3.9 1.4 1.6 0.4 45.6 66.2 2.8 1.6 4.6 1.5 23.5 4.7 10.4 2.1 3.1
2011-12 24 TOR 62 36.0 13.1 6.7 2.8 1.6 1.9 0.4 45.0 70.4 2.3 1.7 5.0 1.4 31.7 5.4 11.9 1.9 2.7
2012-13 25 SAC 54 36.0 11.3 5.9 2.4 1.7 2.1 0.1 41.3 59.7 2.8 2.0 3.9 0.9 9.5 4.8 11.6 1.6 2.7
2013-14 26 MEM 52 36.0 14.5 6.3 4.2 1.6 2.1 0.8 46.4 84.4 2.5 2.3 4.0 3.3 25.3 5.4 11.6 2.9 3.4
2013-14 26 TOR 52 36.0 14.5 6.3 4.2 1.6 2.1 0.8 46.4 84.4 2.5 2.3 4.0 3.3 25.3 5.4 11.6 2.9 3.4
2013-14 26 MEM/TOR 104 36.0 14.5 6.3 4.2 1.6 2.1 0.8 46.4 84.4 2.5 2.3 4.0 3.3 25.3 5.4 11.6 2.9 3.4
2014-15 27 TOR 70 36.0 14.6 6.8 2.5 1.4 1.8 0.3 58.9 65.7 2.1 1.6 5.2 1.3 21.6 6.3 10.6 1.8 2.7
2015-16 28 TOR 57 36.0 11.2 4.9 2.6 1.1 1.3 0.8 47.5 57.4 2.1 1.1 3.8 2.6 30.3 4.4 9.3 1.5 2.6
2016-17 29 MIA 76 36.0 16.8 6.5 4.8 1.3 1.5 1.5 47.9 70.7 3.0 1.1 5.4 4.4 34.0 6.4 13.3 2.6 3.7
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James 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
2009-10 22 65 756 256 128 48 21 43 15 45.2 72.9 62 34 94 46 32.6 95 210 51 70
2010-11 23 CHI 13 123 42 24 14 8 9 2 41.5 46.2 18 6 18 9 22.2 17 41 6 13
2010-11 23 TOR 25 699 229 118 75 25 28 6 46.4 70.7 46 31 87 25 24.0 91 196 41 58
2010-11 23 CHI/TOR 38 822 271 142 89 33 37 8 45.6 66.2 64 37 105 34 23.5 108 237 47 71
2011-12 24 TOR 62 1561 566 292 122 71 84 19 45.0 70.4 101 74 218 60 31.7 233 518 81 115
2012-13 25 SAC 54 878 276 145 58 41 50 2 41.3 59.7 68 49 96 21 9.5 117 283 40 67
2013-14 26 MEM 52 956 384 166 111 42 57 22 46.4 84.4 66 60 106 87 25.3 143 308 76 90
2013-14 26 TOR 52 956 384 166 111 42 57 22 46.4 84.4 66 60 106 87 25.3 143 308 76 90
2013-14 26 MEM/TOR 104 1912 768 332 222 84 114 44 46.4 84.4 132 120 212 174 25.3 286 616 152 180
2014-15 27 TOR 70 1370 554 257 95 54 70 11 58.9 65.7 79 61 196 51 21.6 238 404 67 102
2015-16 28 TOR 57 926 287 126 67 29 33 20 47.5 57.4 54 28 98 66 30.3 114 240 39 68
2016-17 29 MIA 76 2085 975 376 276 76 86 87 47.9 70.7 171 66 310 256 34.0 368 769 152 215
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James Johnson NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2009-10 22 65 11.6 53.2 48.8 13.7 17.7 0.8 4.6
2010-11 23 CHI 13 9.5 44.9 43.9 17.8 22.9 0.8 3.7
2010-11 23 TOR 25 28.0 51.7 48.0 21.9 13.4 1.6 12.3
2010-11 23 CHI/TOR 38 21.6 50.5 47.3 21.1 15.2 1.4 9.3
2011-12 24 TOR 62 25.2 49.8 46.8 15.4 12.8 1.2 11.5
2012-13 25 SAC 54 16.3 44.2 41.7 13.2 15.5 0.9 5.7
2013-14 26 MEM 52 18.4 55.2 50.0 21.2 12.6 1.7 9.9
2013-14 26 TOR 52 18.4 55.2 50.0 21.2 12.6 1.7 9.9
2013-14 26 MEM/TOR 104 18.4 55.2 50.0 21.2 12.6 1.7 9.9
2014-15 27 TOR 70 19.6 61.7 60.3 15.3 12.7 1.2 10.7
2015-16 28 TOR 57 16.2 53.2 51.7 17.1 13.8 1.2 5.8
2016-17 29 MIA 76 27.4 56.4 53.5 21.1 13.0 1.6 15.2
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James Johnson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Johnson contributed 15 points (6-14 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 11 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block across 37 minutes during Saturday's 106-103 victory over the Wizards.

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Johnson tallied 22 points (8-17 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 5-8 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks across 38 minutes during Friday's 96-94 loss to the Raptors.

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Johnson scored 26 points (10-12 FG, 6-7 3Pt) with four rebounds, three assists and two steals across 32 minutes in Wednesday's 112-99 win over the Hornets.

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Johnson will start at power forward in Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

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Johnson tallied 20 points (7-17 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 6-7 FT), six assists, five rebounds, two blocks and one steal across 29 minutes during Sunday's 112-108 loss to the Celtics.

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Johnson provided 10 points (3-14 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 3-6 FT), four rebounds, four blocks, three assists and two steals across 31 minutes during Thursday's 101-84 loss to the Raptors.

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Johnson contributed 24 points (9-13 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 4-5 FT), seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks across 31 minutes during Sunday's 115-104 loss to the Trail Blazers.

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Johnson scored 10 points (4-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 0-2 FT) while adding six rebounds, five assists, three blocks and one steal across 30 minutes in Wednesday's 108-101 victory over the Hornets.

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Johnson (elbow) will play in Wednesday's game against the Hornets, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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Johnson (elbow) was able to go through the Heat's morning shootaround, but remains questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hornets, Anthony Chiang of the Palm Beach Post reports.

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Johnson (elbow) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hornets, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

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Johnson (elbow) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Cavaliers.

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2015-16

Johnson had a turbulent season in his second stint with the Raptors, spending good portions of it in coach Dwane Casey's doghouse but making a solid contribution when injuries forced Casey to give him extensive minutes. The end result was numbers similar to his performance the year before with the Grizzlies, as Johnson averaged 20 minutes, 7.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.8 steals, 1.0 block, and 0.2 three-pointers in 70 games while shooting 59 percent from the floor and 66 percent from the free-throw line. His length and athleticism allow him to guard multiple positions and make him a useful source of defensive stats when he gets enough court time, but it's clear at this point that Casey simply doesn't trust Johnson or his judgment. The acquisition of DeMarre Carroll, a similar player with a better, more well-rounded skill set, also puts a major road block between Johnson and that court time, and barring a rash of injuries that once again leaves the coach with no other options, or a new head coach replacing Casey, Johnson seems unlikely to get enough minutes to make much of a contribution.

2014-15

After two seasons of sporadic minutes off the bench in Sacramento and Memphis, Johnson returns to a Toronto organization in much better shape than the one he left. He started 65 games for the Raptors in 2010-2011 and 2011-2012, but with Terrence Ross installed as the starting small forward, Johnson will be utilized primarily as a defensive stalwart on the second unit, a job in which he should be able to thrive given his length and athleticism. Last season, the sixth-year forward played in 52 games for the Grizzlies, averaging 7.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.1 blocks, 0.8 steals, and 0.4 three-pointers in 18 minutes per game while shooting 46 percent from the field, 84 percent from the free-throw line, and 25 percent from beyond the arc. Johnson chafed against his limited role in his first tour of duty with Toronto, often trying to do too much on offense, but with more maturity under his belt and a roster around him more likely to get him to the playoffs, Johnson seems better prepared to be a lunch-bucket bench player this time around.

2013-14

After a forgettable season in Sacramento, Johnson signed a non-guaranteed training camp deal with the Hawks. The versatile forward has started 87 games throughout his four-year career but isn't likely to be a major factor in Atlanta if he makes the roster.

2012-13

Johnson had his best full NBA season with the Raptors in 2011-12 but was shipped to Sacramento in a salary dump this offseason. Johnsonís versatility is probably what appealed to the Kings, considering he can play the two, the three, and the four. He probably wonít start, but thereís no reason he canít come close to the 25.2 minutes per game he averaged last season. Johnson averaged 9.1 points on 45 percent shooting to go with 4.7 rebounds in 2011-12, and thereís some room for improvement if Johnson continues to improve on his three-point shot. He raised his three-point percentage to 31.7 percent last season, up from 24 percent the previous season. If he can continue to improve in that category, he could become an even more well-rounded fantasy player. If you owned Johnson last season, you probably scooped him up because he averaged 1.15 steals per game Ė 14th best among forwards. Considering he doesnít have any serious deficiencies in any roto categories, those steals totals can be valuable when they come from a player as cheap as Johnson. He is primarily a deep league play on draft day, but standard league owners should keep an eye on Johnson as a possible early season waiver-wire addition.

2011-12

Heís 6-9, 245 pounds and extremely athletic. Halfway through his sophomore season, he was traded from the Bulls to the Raptors and was inserted straight into the starting lineup at small forward. He played well, putting up averages of 9.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.1 bpg and 1.0 spg in 28 mpg as a Raptor. Johnson can jump, handle the ball, score on his own and play very solid defence. If he can polish his jump shot, he could be a very high-caliber player for years to come and may get plenty of opportunity to produce this season.

2010-11

Johnson, selected 16th by the Bulls last season, fell behind Gibson on the depth chart. With Boozer and Gibson in Chicago, Johnson will see much of his time at small forward, but needs to be in better shape to even earn minutes there.

2009-10

Johnson, selected 16th by the Bulls, averaged 14.8 points on 51.4 percent shooting in two seasons at Wake Forest. Though questions persist about his habit of losing focus, his ability to score with either hand and in a variety of ways impressed Chicago. Johnson also was impressive in summer league play, showing versatility as he has 3-man skills based on the way he can handle the ball and make plays off the dribble, with the size and bulk of a 4. With Thomas and Noah able to play the 4, Deng expected to be 100 percent and the selection of Gibson, Johnson may have to fight for minutes but will play both forward spots. Taj Gibson: Gibson, selected 26th by the Bulls, is an athletic big man who can move well for someone of his size. He is a proficient scorer from both inside and outside, and has a knack for finding a way to make an impact even without the ball. The Bulls were impressed by Gibson's maturity and length during his workout and interview process. He has a 7-4 wingspan, which should prove valuable on defense, allowing Chicago to mix and match up front. His weaknesses are most pronounced in half-court sets, as he needs to get stronger while his jump shot is only effective in a clear rhythm. But with the Bulls hoping to emphasize more open-court offense and upgrade their defense, Gibson is positioned to contribute.