Joe Johnson SG/SF BKN 5 months ago

Johnson started all 80 games in which he played for the Nets this season, posting averages of 14.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 34.9 minutes.

Johnson's play has been on a steady decline since he arrived in Brooklyn in 2012, but he remains a dependable scoring threat. Set to turn 34 in June, Johnson no longer gets to the basket with ease, and his game is more reliant than ever on jumpers. For the third straight season, fewer than 10 percent of his field goal attempts came from within three feet of the basket, per Basketball-Reference, while a career-high 28.1 percent of his attempts came in the 3-10 foot range. Johnson was also heavily reliant upon long-range shooting, with more than 32 percent his shots coming from beyond the arc for the fourth season in a row. The veteran got off to a strong start in 2014-15, shooting 46 percent from the field in November and averaging nearly 16 points per game. Those numbers jumped to 17.2 points on 47 percent shooting (41.5% 3Pt) in December, but he would regress to the man in January, converting just 38.6 percent of his shots. A fixture in a seemingly ever-changing starting lineup, Johnson led the Nets in minutes for the third consecutive season. He also paced Brooklyn in that category during the playoffs, averaging 16.5 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 41.5 minutes as the Nets were ousted by Atlanta in six games. Johnson will enter the final year of the now-infamous six-year, $123.7 million deal he signed with Atlanta in 2010, and his future with the organization is somewhat unclear. While he remains productive for his age, the Nets may be headed for a rebuild, and unloading Johnson's expiring, albeit expensive, deal would be a major step in clearing cap space. It's difficult to gauge what the market would be for Johnson given the price, but he would certainly be an intriguing, one-year rental for a contending team in need of perimeter shooting.

Joe Johnson SG/SF BKN 5 months ago

Johnson posted 12 points, six rebounds, six assists, and two steals in 36 minutes of action in Game 6 against the Hawks.

Johnson had a solid series, but it wasn't enough to help the Nets beat the Hawks. He finished the regular season averaging 14.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.5 threes per game.

Joe Johnson SG/SF BKN 5 months ago

Johnson scored 18 points (7-15 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT) with nine rebounds and four assists in 44 minutes during Wednesday's Game 5 loss to the Hawks.

He's now scored between 16 and 19 points in every game of the series so far, an amazing run of consistency. Johnson may need to find another gear on Friday though, as the Nets try to avoid elimination.

Joe Johnson SG/SF BKN 6 months ago

Johnson scored 19 points (6-16 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with nine rebounds, three assists and a steal in 39 minutes during Wednesday's Game 2 loss to the Hawks.

After getting blanked from beyond the arc by Atlanta's defense in the series opener, Johnson was able to connect from three-point range in this one, but not change the eventual result. He'll try to stay in rhythm on Saturday for Game 3.

Joe Johnson SG/SF BKN 6 months ago

Johnson went 0-for-6 from beyond the arc Sunday in Game 1 versus the Hawks, but still scored 17 points (6-17 FG, 5-8 FT) to go along with six rebounds, six assists and two steals in 42 minutes.

Johnson was very inconsistent heading into the postseason. In nine games in April, he had four games when he didn't make a single three, but also had three games of 13 or more points.

Joe Johnson SG/SF BKN 6 months ago

Johnson (illness) registered seven points, three rebounds, nine assists, and two steals during 28 minutes Friday against the Wizards.

Johnson was dealing with an illness ahead of Friday's game but he never actually missed any time off the court because of his ailment. The veteran should be available moving forward after playing his way through illness against the Wizards.

Joe Johnson SG/SF BKN 6 months ago

Johnson (illness) will play Friday, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN reports.

Johnson was not at shootaround but it sounds like there was never much doubt that he'd be in the lineup. Deploy him as usual in daily formats.

Joe Johnson SG/SF BKN 6 months ago

Johnson (illness) was not at shotaround but is expected to play Friday, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN reports.

Johnson will receive treatment throughout the day, and his status should be updated during pregame warmups. He's coming off of one of his better games of the season Wednesday, when he went for 21 points and eight rebounds in a loss to the Hawks.

Joe Johnson SG/SF BKN 6 months ago

Johnson finished Tuesday's game with 21 points (6-13 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 6-6 FT), six rebounds and four assists in 35 minutes.

Johnson's scoring has come back after averaging just 5.5 over a two game span. In the three games since he's averaged 19.7 points a game, along with 6.3 rebounds and 6.7 assists.

Joe Johnson SG/SF BKN 7 months ago

Johnson scored six points (3-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt) with three rebounds and one assist in 27 minutes during Wednesday's blowout loss to the Cavaliers.

Johnson had scored in double digits in the four games prior to this one, however, his three-point shooting is down and he offers very little in steals. Check your waiver wire, as there could be someone who is currently offering more than what Johnson is.