Joe Johnson
SG/F UTA
1 week ago

Johnson recorded 16 points (5-9 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, four assists and three steals across 33 minutes during a 107-104 win over the Wizards on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson had a nice all-around game in the win as he received a season-high 33 minutes. The three three-pointers made and three steals also both marked season highs. Johnson likely picked up some extra minutes due to the absence of Derrick Favors (ankle).

Joe Johnson
SG/F UTA
2 weeks ago

Johnson registered 20 points (9-12 FG, 2-3 3Pt), seven rebounds and two assists across 29 minutes in Wednesday's 108-98 loss to the Pelicans.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran's scoring total was his best of the season, and the fact that he was able to log his second-highest amount of minutes on the campaign certainly appeared to play a part in the boost in production. Johnson has been seeing steady playing time since returning from a long layoff due to a wrist injury on Dec. 15, but Wednesday marked only the third time during that span that he posted a double-digit point total. The 36-year-old should continue serving as a source of offense on the second unit, and his ability to make serviceable contributions in scoring, rebounding and assists gives him some viability in deeper formats.

Joe Johnson
SG/F UTA
1 month ago

Johnson will come off the bench for Thursday's contest against the Spurs, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Jazz will opt to start Jonas Jerebko over Johnson for Thursday's game. That said, with Donovan Mitchell (toe) and Rudy Gobert (knee) still out, Johnson should see significant run.

Joe Johnson
SG/F UTA
1 month ago

Johnson will start Saturday's game against Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

With both Rudy Gobert (knee) and Derrick Favors (eye) sidelined, the Jazz will get creative and go with a smaller lineup featuring Ekpe Udoh, Johnson and Joe Ingles up front. The veteran played in his first game in a month-and-a-half Friday in Boston and finished with three points and three rebounds in 15 minutes of action.

Joe Johnson
SG/F UTA
1 month ago

Johnson (wrist) is available to play in Friday's game against the Celtics, Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson has missed the last 21 games due to a right wrist sprain, and he'll finally make his return Sunday in Boston. Johnson will likely have some limitations placed on him, although what those will exactly be likely won't be determined till after shootaround Sunday morning. For now, Johnson's return could eat into minutes off Rodney Hood and Alec Burks off the bench, but his fit in the rotation will become more clear once he is given a full dose of minutes.

Joe Johnson
SG/F UTA
1 month ago

Johnson (wrist) will not play during Wednesday's game against the Bulls, David Locke of the Jazz Radio Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson will miss his 21st consecutive game Wednesday as he continues to work his way back from a right wrist sprain. There was some hope he would be available, but he's still apparently experiencing too much discomfort to see the floor.

Joe Johnson
SG/F UTA
1 month ago

Johnson (wrist) is a game-time decision for Wednesday's contest against the Bulls, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson has been sidelined for the past 20 games while recovering from a right wrist sprain. He was questionable heading into Wednesday, which hasn't changed following the team's morning shootaround. Even when he does return, he'll likely continue to have a minimal role in the team's gameplan, considering the emergence of both Donovan Mitchell and Alec Burks in his absence. As a result, he could end up playing more reserve minutes behind starting power forward Derrick Favors to help provide floor spacing at the position.

Joe Johnson
SG/F UTA
1 month ago

Johnson (wrist) is questionable for Wednesday's contest against the Bulls, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson has missed the past 20 games while nursing a right wrist sprain. But, he went through limited portions of Monday's practice, which is the first encouraging news we've heard about the veteran since the injury. As a result, he's being considered questionable for Wednesday's contest, though may now have a hard time finding a role considering the emergence of Donovan Mitchell and Alec Burks in his absence. Prior to getting hurt, he was seeing 19.1 minutes per contest. More information on his status should be available following Wednesday's morning shootaround.

Joe Johnson
SG/F UTA
1 month ago

Johnson (wrist) participated in the non-contact portions of Monday's practice, Kyle Goon of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is the first encouraging sign from Johnson since he was diagnosed with tendon instability in his right wrist, as it's the first report of him practicing since he was sidelined on Oct. 31. Given that it's still non-contact, it seems safe to say that Johnson won't return for Tuesday's game in Chicago, but it looks like the veteran swingman is close to being back to full health.

Joe Johnson
SG/F UTA
2 months ago

Johnson (wrist) will be sidelined for another two weeks before being reevaluated.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson has been sidelined since Oct. 31 with tendon instability in his right wrist. After re-consulting with a hand special Tuesday, it was again deemed that, while he's showing progress in his recovery, he will need another two weeks of rehab before a potential return. This will keep Johnson out for another six games, with the hope of him being cleared for a Dec. 13 matchup against the Bulls following his next evaluation.