Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 1 month ago

Johnson grabbed a double-double with 14 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block in 33 minutes of action in Game 3 against the Wizards.

Johnson has been fairly consistent in the Playoffs, averaging 14.0 points and 8.3 rebounds so far. He'll have a chance to help the Raptors avoid a sweep in Game 4 at Washington.

Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 1 month ago

Johnson will start in Friday's Game 3 against the Wizards.

Johnson has scored in double-digits through the first two games of the series and is getting the reward of a spot in the starting lineup over Tyler Hansbrough as a result. Although, Johnson was already averaging 26.4 minutes in those two games so his role on the court may end up being somewhat similar as in Games 1 and 2.

Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 1 month ago

Johnson is expected to have a large role in Tuesday's Game 2 against the Wizards, Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports reports.

Johnson came off the bench in Game 1 but still led his team with 18 points Saturday. Coach Dwane Casey admitted that he may switch up his rotation for Game 2, although the coach does expect Johnson to play around 34 minutes like he did in Game 1. If for some reason Johnson is moved into the starting lineup then James Johnson would likely be the unfortunate party who moves to the bench.

Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 1 month ago

Johnson led the Raptors with a team-high 18 points (8-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), eight rebounds, one assist, and one block in 34 minutes during Saturday's Game 1 loss to the Wizards.

Johnson came off the bench, giving his coach cause to start him in Game 2 on Tuesday. He took advantage of the Wizards' smaller lineup, scoring all his points inside of seven feet or at the foul line.

Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 1 month ago

Johnson will come off the bench in Game 1 on Saturday, the Toronto Star's Doug Smith reports.

The Raptors will continue to roll with Tyler Hansbrough with the starters, but Johnson still figures to be prominently involved off the bench.

Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 1 month ago

Johnson (ankle) provided eight points (4-5 FG) and eight rebounds in 16 minutes in the loss to Boston on Tuesday.

Johnson returned from a four-game absence and played limited minutes off the bench. To have success in the playoffs, the Raptors will need Johnson to be effective. The 6-9 forward has been a steady presence in the Raptor frontcourt over the past three seasons.

Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 1 month ago

Johnson (ankle) will play in Tuesday's game but he will come off the bench, the Toronto Sun's Mike Ganter reports.

Considering this is the first game of a back-to-back to finish the season, it would not be surprising if the Raptors held Johnson out Wednesday. Tyler Hansbrough gets the start Tuesday.

Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 1 month ago

Johnson (ankle) is considered questionable for Tuesday's game, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.

Johnson said his ankle is nearing 100 percent and noted that if the playoffs started Monday, he would be playing. However, the team will continue to treat the situation with caution, and they'll wait until Tuesday to rule Johnson in or out. Tyler Hansbrough has started the last four games in Johnson's place.

Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 1 month ago

Johnson (ankle) is out Saturday, but if it was a playoff game, he would take the court, the Toronto Sun reports.

Johnson put in a full workout in pregame warmups both Friday and Saturday, but the Raptors are merely exercising caution to ensure he's as healthy as possible for the postseason. In his place, Tyler Hansbrough is once again getting the nod at power forward.

Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 1 month ago

Johnson (ankle) won't suit up Saturday at Miami, the Miami Herald reports.

Johnson is missing his fourth game in a row due to a right ankle sprain. In his stead, Tyler Hansbrough could very well garner another start. Johnson's next chance to play will arrive Tuesday in Boston.