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Johnson is currently the favorite to start at small forward this season, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Coach Byron Scott said he hasn't definitely decided on who will start at the three, but stated that he likes Johnson's athleticism as the starter, with Nick Young's scoring ability being better suited to a bench role. Scott is going to focusing on getting consistency from Johnson this season and if he gets consistent minutes, he's a decent standard league fantasy option. Along with Paul Millsap, Johnson was the only player in the NBA to average at least 1.0 steal, 1.0 three-pointer, and 1.0 block per game last season.

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Johnson is poised to start at small forward in the 2014-15 campaign, Lakers' official site reports.

Coach Byron Scott is considering a starting lineup of Jeremy Lin, Kobe Bryant, Johnson, Carlos Boozer, and Jordan Hill. Johnson may be the toughest call due to the presence of Nick Young and Xavier Henry on the wing. However, Johnson started 62 of his 79 games last season, averaging a modest 9.3 points (on 44.2 percent shooting), 4.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.3 threes, 1.1 steals, and 1.0 blocks in 29.5 minutes. A slight decrease in playing time could occur with Kobe Bryant (knee) back to full strength, but varied lines should again populate his game log.

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The Lakers officially re-signed Wes Johnson on Monday.

"Wesley possesses elite athleticism... and has the potential to develop into an excellent defender," said Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak. Johnson was able to log 28.4 minutes per game last season as the Lakers were devastated by injuries, but that situation will not likely be repeated. Johnson is not someone to target in standard leagues.

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Lakers sign G/F Wes Johnson.

It's just a one-year, $1 million deal for Johnson, who had a terrific season in 2013-14. The Lakers were decimated by injuries last year and it was the main reason why Johnson was able to log 28.4 minutes per game. He is unlikely to match that average next season and won't be worth a pick in most fantasy drafts.

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Wesley Johnson filled the stat sheet in Monday's 119-104 win over the Jazz, scoring 12 points with six boards, four assists, five steals, three blocks and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

This is a huge game for fantasy purposes thanks to the steals, blocks and triples. As it turns out, Johnson actually raised his season averages to 1.1 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.3 triples in 78 games. He and Paul Millsap are the only two players to hold averages of 1.0 or greater in all three of those aforementioned categories, which has helped make Johnson a decent asset for several stretches this season.

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Wes Johnson scored 15 points and hauled in a season-high 15 rebounds in Sunday's loss vs. the Grizzlies, while adding three 3-pointers, four assists and one steal.

The Lakers' losing streak has reached seven games and could extend to nine if they lose in their final games to the Jazz (Monday) and Spurs (Wednesday). The absence of Kent Bazemore and Xavier Henry has been a boon for Johnson's value and he's a safe option for fantasy owners as the season draws to a close.

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Wes Johnson logged 30 minutes on Friday against the Warriors, but managed just eight points on 4-of-8 shooting (no threes) with six rebounds and one steal.

Johnson is locked into 25-plus minutes right now and he should be better than this on most nights. Consider your options, but some patience is probably in order.

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Wes Johnson hit just 3-of-11 shots on Tuesday, but finished with 11 points, four rebounds, five assists, a steal and three 3-pointers in the loss.

He's going to get solid minutes down the stretch and is worth owning in all leagues now that Kent Bazemore's season is over.

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Wes Johnson hit just 3-of-13 shots for six points on Friday, but added 11 rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks in 32 minutes off the bench.

Nick Young (20 minutes, 14 points) had a minor right ankle issue tonight but Johnson got his minutes because Ryan Kelly got into early foul trouble. Johnson could keep putting up great lines like this or he could get a DNP-CD the next time out. Owners make the call to add him at their own risk.

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Wes Johnson scored eight points on 3-of-6 shooting (including two threes) with 12 boards, three assists and one steal in 28 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

Johnson was a DNP-CD and we're not even sure Mike D'Antoni knows (or cares) what he is doing on a night-to-night basis. Look at Johnson at your own risk.