Wesley Johnson SG/SF LAL 2 weeks ago

Johnson scored 16 points (7-12 FG, 2-2 3Pt) with five rebounds, four assists and two steals in 39 minutes during Monday's loss to the Warriors.

After scoring just 12 points in his previous two games combined, Johnson was able to bounce back with a solid night. Nick Young (knee) doesn't seem likely to return within the next couple of weeks, if he plays again this season at all, so Johnson should continue to have modest, if inconsistent, fantasy value.

Wesley Johnson SG/SF LAL 3 weeks ago

Johnson (calf) contributed four points, three rebounds, two steals, and two blocks in 33 minutes against the Knicks on Thursday.

Johnson was dealing with a minor calf injury ahead of Thursday's game but it didn't hold him back from playing a full compliment of minutes against the Knicks. He should be available moving forward, barring any future injuries.

Wesley Johnson SG/SF LAL 3 weeks ago

Johnson (calf) went through shootaround and will play Thursday, Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News reports.

Johnson did not participate in Wednesday's practice due to a minor calf injury, and it sounds like it may have been more of a maintenance day. Coach Byron Scott said Johnson will be available Thursday, and he'll likely see his usual complement of 25-30 minutes. Johnson is riding a five-game double-figure scoring streak, and he's shooting 42 percent from three in March on 3.2 attempts per game.

Wesley Johnson SG/SF LAL 3 weeks ago

Johnson (calf) missed practice Wednesday but is expected to play Thursday, Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News reports.

It looks to be nothing serious for Johnson, who was likely held out as a precaution more than anything else. Confirmation should come following shootaround, but expect Johnson to be available Thursday.

Wesley Johnson SG/SF LAL 3 weeks ago

Johnson will start in Sunday's game against the Mavericks, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Coach Byron Scott continually changes his starting lineup so it would probably be unwise to assume that Johnson will remain in the starting lineup moving forward. Even so, he'll have an opportunity to prove otherwise as he takes over for Ryan Kelly on Sunday.

Wesley Johnson SG/SF LAL 2 months ago

Johnson (ankle) sprained his ankle in Wednesday's loss to the Bucks. He finished with seven points, four rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 18 minutes off the bench.

Johnson sprained the ankle in the first half and left the game, but he was able to play through it in the second half. He's averaged 28 minutes per game over his last five, despite coming off the bench. Considering that, it's hard to know if the Lakers limited Johnson's minutes as a result of his injury or if the Lakers' ever-changing rotation simply resulted in him playing less minutes Wednesday. Regardless, his averages of 9.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.7 blocks, and 1.2 three-pointers don't add up to enough production to warrant rostering in standard leagues. The across-the-board stats are nice, but Johnson simply doesn't do enough in the points, rebounds, and assists categories to make the rest of his contributions relevant.

Wesley Johnson SG/SF LAL 2 months ago

Johnson will attempt to play on his sprained ankle Wednesday at Milwaukee, the Lakers' official site reports.

While the sprain is considered minor, Johnson's stay on the court could be a brief one, if it doesn't respond well. Any minutes that he yields will likely be picked up by fellow reserve Nick Young.

Wesley Johnson SG/SF LAL 2 months ago

Johnson suffered a mild ankle sprain Wednesday at Milwaukee and is questionable to return, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Johnson is having his ankle iced and taped, but the treatment may not be enough to make another appearance in the contest. If not, he'll finish with five points (2-5 FG, 1-1 3Pt), two rebounds, and one assist in nine minutes.

Wesley Johnson SG/SF LAL 2 months ago

Johnson was moved to the bench for Friday's game against the Spurs. During 26 minutes of action, he recorded six points (2-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block.

Johnson managed to contribute in all categories despite receiving the demotion to the bench Friday. Coach Byron Scott seems to be in experimental mode with his lineups at this point in the season so Johnson is not necessarily in the doghouse, but he's still a limited option that is best utilized in deeper leagues.

Wesley Johnson SG/SF LAL 2 months ago

Johnson will come off the bench Friday against the Spurs.

Ryan Kelly will get the start in a big Lakers frontcourt Friday, but Johnson should still see significant run off the bench. However, it this turns out to be a permanent thing, Johnson's value could take a bit of a dip.