Joe Johnson SG/SF BKN 16 Hrs
Joe Johnson scored 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds and four assists in Monday's win over the Raptors.
Johnson has been productive lately with 15.1 points, 2.1 treys, 2.5 boards, 2.8 assists and 0.9 steals while hitting 45.5 percent of his shots. It's optimistic that he can keep that up but while he's doing it he should be on most 12-team rosters.
Joe Johnson SG/SF BKN 4 Days
Joe Johnson played through an illness on Friday against the Celtics, scoring a team-high 21 points with seven boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.
The Nets were a mess on offense tonight, making just 4-of-30 from downtown and only hitting 36.3 percent of all of their shots. Johnson missed shootaround due to his illness, but he was still able to turn in a nice game. It was his second consecutive game with 21 points and he'll look to keep it going against the Kings on Sunday.
Joe Johnson SG/SF BKN 4 Days
Joe Johnson (illness) will play against the Celtics on Friday night.
He wasn't present for shootaround due to his illness and it may affect his playing time a little tonight. Johnson has played well over his last two games with 20.0 points per game against two good defenses in the Grizzlies and Bulls, but he's still little risky to use in daily formats.
Joe Johnson SG/SF BKN 6 Days
Joe Johnson hit 8-of-13 shots and five 3-pointers on his way to 21 points, two rebounds, four assists and a steal in Wednesday's easy win over the Grizzlies.
He's been playing through a jammed finger on his shooting hand, but looked much better tonight. After failing to top 11 points in four straight games, JJ has now scored 21 and 19 in his last two. Maybe the slump is officially over for the "All-Star."
Joe Johnson SG/SF BKN 9 Days
Joe Johnson has been playing through a jammed ring finger on his shooting hand, in addition to lingering right knee tendinitis.
Johnson shot just 2-of-9 from the field on Friday, continuing a trend of inefficient performances, while backup SG Marcus Thornton blew up for 25 points on 8-of-13 shooting. The Nets may ease back Johnson's minutes to allow his injuries to heal, and either way he's been a liability in standard formats over the past month. Fantasy owners should tread lightly.
Joe Johnson SG/SF BKN 10 Days
Joe Johnson hit 2-of-9 shots for seven points, zero rebounds, three assists, two steals and a 3-pointer in Saturday's win.
The "All-Star" has scored 11 or fewer points in four straight games, hitting just 13-of-40 shots. Marcus Thornton blew up for 25 points off the bench, which should at least catch the attention of Johnson's owners. Paul Pierce also struggled with 12 points on 3-of-7 shooting, but was able to add eight rebounds, five assists and three steals on the night.
Joe Johnson SG/SF BKN 17 Days
Joe Johnson hit just 5-of-16 shots for 15 points, four rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in Saturday's loss.
Johnson's shooting has been a concern all season, but he's still putting up numbers in other categories on most nights. He's averaging 13.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.6 3-pointers over his last five games, but is shooting just 38 percent over that stretch. He's worth owning, but simply isn't a must-start fantasy player.
Joe Johnson SG/SF BKN 20 Days
Joe Johnson had an all-star performance against the Jazz on Wednesday with 27 points, two boards, six assists, three steals and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.
His previous 10 games have not been very good, averaging just 10.4 points, 2.6 boards, 1.6 assists and 0.6 steals in 29.1 minutes. His body of work while the Nets are remotely healthy is not very good, so his owners might want to view this as one last chance to try and get whatever they can for the guy who couldn't finish shooting all of his balls from the 3-point contest over the weekend.
Joe Johnson SG/SF BKN 26 Days
Joe Johnson shot 4-of-14 from the field for 11 points with one board, one assist and one steal in 38 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday.
The All-Star heads into the All-Star break not exactly living up to that distinction. In his last five, Johnson averaged 10.2 points, 2.4 boards, 1.4 assists, 0.2 steals, 0.0 blocks and 1.6 triples on 36.7 percent from the field. He's barely even worth owning in standard leagues and his previous games with Deron Williams suggest better days might not be on the horizon either.