Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 20 Hrs
Amir Johnson scored 16 points on 8-of-14 shooting with five rebounds, two steals and four blocks over 36 minutes on Monday against the Nets.
Johnson was expected to get a bump with Patrick Patterson out for a week or so and he really made the most of it tonight. Tyler Hansbrough stepped into the backup PF minutes and put up 16 points, four boards and two steals to go with 8-of-10 free throws and might be worth a short-term look in deeper formats.
Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 4 Days
Amir Johnson scored nine points on 4-of-4 shooting with nine rebounds and one block in Friday's win over the Kings.
Johnson got the task of defending DeMarcus Cousins a lot tonight so he had his hands full, while Patrick Patterson scored 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting (including three treys) with six rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 27 minutes against his old team. Both players have returned mid-to-late round value over the last five games so give them a look, though it will be hard for them to both keep it up at the same time.
Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 12 Days
Amir Johnson fouled out in 43 minutes of action against the Wizards with 16 points, nine boards, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer.
He did suffer a minor ankle tweak tonight and was able to play through it. Johnson has been battling through his ankle sprain from last month and it's cost him two games while his production has also dropped off. Hopefully he is fine for Sunday, and after logging 43 minutes tonight he should probably be picked back up by any owner seeking a big man.
Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 14 Days
Amir Johnson played through a sprained ankle on Tuesday and had nine points, six rebounds, four assists, a block and a 3-pointer in 36 minutes.
Patrick Patterson came off the bench, played 25 minutes, and had three points, eight rebounds, four assists, a block and a 3-pointer on 1-of-5 shooting. They posted similar lines, but now that we know Johnson's ankle is OK and he's starting and getting more minutes, he's the guy you want to be using right now.
Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 15 Days
Amir Johnson (ankle) is expected to play on Tuesday.
He was held out of Monday's practice as a precaution but neither Johnson nor the team seem concerned about his latest ankle injury, which occurred when he was kicked during Sunday's game. His availability takes the shine off Patrick Patterson's fantasy value, as both PFs should continue splitting minutes.
Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 16 Days
Amir Johnson was kicked in the right ankle, according to coach Dwane Casey.
This is good news, as he didn't necessarily suffer a sprain. He's had tender ankles all season and Patrick Patterson is still going to be worth using if Johnson misses time with the injury. But for now, it doesn't sound too serious and he's day-to-day.
Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 16 Days
Amir Johnson suffered a right ankle injury on Sunday and will not return.
Not good. His ankle just can't seem to stay healthy after missing two games earlier this month. Johnson's initial sprain came back in January and he's just been battling through it. He finished with 12 points, eight boards and one steal in 23 minutes. It makes a lot of sense to add Patrick Patterson in standard leagues.
Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 18 Days
Amir Johnson will move back into the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Cavs.
He played 26.0 minutes per game off the bench in his last two games and looked like a new player thanks to the time off. Johnson was committing a lot of lazy fouls and did not have any agility earlier this month after an ankle sprain on Jan. 29, so the move back into the starting lineup indicates coach Dwane Casey feels Amir is ready to go again. We wouldn't quite say this news makes him a strong add yet, but a great game tonight might change our minds.