Keldon Johnson
Keldon Johnson
21-Year-Old ForwardF
San Antonio Spurs
2020 Fantasy Outlook
As a late first-round selection, Johnson didn't find immediate NBA playing time. Instead, he spent most of the season with the Austin Spurs of the G-League. The Kentucky product found success in the G-League, averaging 20.3 points, 5.8 boards, 2.1 assists and 1.0 steals across his 31 appearances. Though Johnson didn't get much NBA playing time in his first season, he played well when on the court, particularly at the end of the year. Johnson appeared in all eight of the Spurs' bubble games and averaged 14.1 points, 5.0 boards, 1.1 assists, 1.1 steals while stroking 1.4 threes across 26.1 minutes per contest. He was particularly effective as a scorer, notching three games of at least 20 points, including back-to-back 24-point showings in the final two games. Johnson has shown his offensive chops and proven that he can be a quality scoring option, though he'll have a tough time finding minutes on the wing in this offense. He'll compete with the likes of Derrick White, DeMar DeRozan, Lonnie Walker, Rudy Gay and rookie Devin Vassell. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $4 million contract with the Spurs in July of 2019.
Personal Bio

Johnson was born in Chesterfield, Virginia, to Chris and Rochelle Johnson in 1999. He has two brothers, Kaleb and Kyle, and one sister, Kristyn. Kaleb played college football at Rutgers and later competed in the American Football League. Keldon attended Park View High School in South Hill, Virginia. He later transferred to Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia. There he starred on the basketball court, averaging 20.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.2 steals as a senior. Johnson was subsequently named the Virginia Gatorade High School Player of the Year. In addition, he was selected to the USA Today All-USA Second Team. He was also named to both the McDonald's All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic Game. During the summer of 2017, Johnson played for the United States Men's National Under-19 basketball team. Learn more about Johnson by following him on Twitter and Instagram (@keldonjohnson).

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Johnson played for the Kentucky Wildcats during the 2018-19 season and was named the Southeast Conference Rookie of the Year during that season. He also was placed on the 18-19 All-SEC Second Team, as well as the 18-19 SEC All-Freshman Team. The South Hill, Virginia native helped lead the Wildcats to the 2019 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight. He ranked second among the Wildcats in defensive rebounds (168), defensive rebounds per game (4.5), three-pointers (45), three-point attempts (118), three-pointers per game (1.2), three-point attempts per game (3.2), free throws (109) and free-throw attempts (155). Johnson entered the 2019 NBA Draft after his freshman season at Kentucky and was drafted in the first round (29th overall) by the San Antonio Spurs.

Scores nine points Thursday
FSan Antonio Spurs
March 5, 2021
Johnson had nine points (3-6 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, an assist and a steal across 22 minutes off the bench in Thursday's loss against the Thunder.
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Johnson has been playing with a minutes restriction in his last games following his COVID-19 diagnosis and has averaged 16.5 minutes per game in his last two appearances while also missing three games in a row. He's expected to be fully available and healthy after the All-Star break, though, so he should return to the starting lineup when the Spurs visit the Mavericks on Mar. 10.
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After being selected by San Antonio with the 29th pick of the 2019 NBA Draft, Johnson went on to spend the majority of his season in the G League with the Austin Spurs, though he also ended up making 17 NBA appearances (one start). Johnson appeared in 31 G League games, averaging 20.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists over 30.2 minutes. His best G League performance came Dec. 17, when he posted 32 points, four three-pointers, eight rebounds and two assists against the Herd. On Feb. 25 with Austin, the 6-foot-5 wing generated 31 points, three rebounds, two dimes, two steals and one block against Sioux Falls. Johnson scored 20 or more points in 17 of his 31 G League appearances. Johnson rejoined the Spurs for good in March and ended up seeing a far larger role once the NBA resumed play in the Orlando bubble. On Aug. 5, he posted his first career 20-point game, shooting 7-of-10 from the field and adding six rebounds. Six days later, Aug. 11, Johnson set two new career bests with 24 points and 11 rebounds against Houston -- his first NBA double-double. He then closed out the season with another 24-point effort against Utah on Aug. 13.

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Transaction History
  • June 20, 2019
    Drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the 1st round (29th pick) of the 2019 NBA Draft.
  • July 1, 2019
    Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the San Antonio Spurs.
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
A freshman out of Kentucky, Johnson was selected by the Spurs with the 29th overall pick in the 2019 Draft. The 6-foot-6, 210-pound forward started 36 of 37 appearances, averaging 13.5 points (46.1 FG%, 38.1 3P%, 70.3 FT%), 5.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists across 30.7 minutes. Those numbers helped him secure both the SEC Freshman of the Year award, as well as making the Second Team All-SEC (Coaches). During summer league, Johnson played in five games, averaging 12.2 points on 9.2 shots, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 steal in 22.2 minutes. It seems unlikely he'll garner many minutes in the NBA as a rookie, as the Spurs have no shortage of wing players. Chances are, Johnson will head down to the G League for a significant portion of the season to get some on-court experience.
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Available with minutes restriction
FSan Antonio Spurs
March 2, 2021
Johnson (conditioning) will come off the bench Tuesday against the Knicks with an unspecified minutes restriction, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.
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Questionable for Tuesday
FSan Antonio Spurs
Coach's Decision
March 2, 2021
Johnson (conditioning) is questionable to play Tuesday against the Knicks, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.
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Listed out for Monday
FSan Antonio Spurs
Coach's Decision
March 1, 2021
Johnson (conditioning) is listed as out for Monday's game against the Nets.
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Goes through shootaround
FSan Antonio Spurs
Covid-19
March 1, 2021
Johnson (COVID-19 protocols) went through shootaround, but he remains questionable for Monday night's game against Brooklyn, Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
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Questionable Monday
FSan Antonio Spurs
Covid-19
February 28, 2021
Johnson (COVID-19 protocols) is questionable for Monday's game against the Nets, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.
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