Amir Johnson News

Amir Johnson    F/C  76ers

 

 

Johnson scored 16 points (5-7 FG, 1-1 3PT, 5-5 FT) to go with five rebounds, four assists and one steal across 24 minutes in Sunday's 131-124 loss to New Orleans. Johnson responded to being a late addition to the starting five by scoring a season-high 16 points on Sunday. In his previous five games which included two starts, the center averaged a meager 2.8 points. Of those five games, he was scoreless in two of them. If Embiiid's back tightness turns into a lengthy absence, Johnson and fellow center Richaun Holmes are Philadelphia's main replacements. After Sunday's performance, Johnson played a season-high 24 minutes, resulting in more chances to contribute offensively than the usual 15.7 minutes he has been averaging. If Embiid is out on Tuesday, Johnson may see about the same amount of minutes against Minnesota.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 11 - 8:35 AM

Amir Johnson    F/C  76ers

 

 

Amir Johnson was a surprise starter for Joel Embiid (back) on Sunday, scoring a season-high 16 points on 5-of-7 field goals and 5-of-5 free throws in 24 minutes. The veteran big man added five rebounds, four assists, one steal and a 3-pointer, but the Sixers fell to the Pelicans in New Orleans, 131-124. We're assuming Embiid is day-to-day, and Philly has rapidly incorporated Trevor Booker into their frontcourt rotation, so there isn't much daylight for Amir going forward.

Rotoworld

Dec 10 - 11:04 PM

Amir Johnson    F/C  76ers

 

 

Johnson will move back to the bench since Joel Embiid is starting Sunday against the Pelicans, Jessica Camerato of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Johnson started at center Saturday against Cleveland because Joel Embiid got the night off for rest. The 30-year-old will likely split the back-up center duties with Richaun Holmes on Sunday.

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Dec 10 - 6:36 PM

Amir Johnson    F/C  76ers

 

 

Amir Johnson will return to the bench for Sunday's game against the Pelicans. Joel Embiid is back from his rest day, so Johnson's minutes probably won't eclipse the teens tonight. He's not a viable option in most leagues.

Rotoworld

Dec 10 - 6:03 PM

Amir Johnson    F/C  76ers

 

 

Amir Johnson posted two points with three assists, two rebounds and a steal across 21 minutes in Saturday's loss at Cleveland. Johnson didn't even have one field-goal attempt and he picked up five personal fouls in his 21 minutes filling in for the absence Joel Embiid. For whatever reason Brett Brown went with Johnson over Richaun Holmes who is the much more gifted player at both ends.

Rotoworld

Dec 09 - 10:32 PM

Amir Johnson    F/C  76ers

 

 

Johnson will start at center for Saturday's game against the Cavaliers. The Sixers are set to be without Joel Embiid, who's getting the night off for rest. That allows Johnson a chance to pick up the start in his place, making him potential cheap punt-play option for Saturday's DFS slate. Look for a temporary uptick in value, though fellow center Richaun Holmes will also likely help fill the void in the frontcourt.

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Dec 09 - 7:34 PM

Amir Johnson    F/C  76ers

 

 

Ben Simmons, J.J. Redick, Robert Covington, Dario Saric and Amir Johnson will start against the Cavs on Saturday. In case you missed it, Joel Embiid is out. Even with Richaun Holmes playing his best game on Thursday, Johnson will still get the start. We still like Rich Homie to be a strong cash play in DFS and he continues to be one of the best handcuffs in weekly leagues.

Rotoworld

Dec 09 - 7:25 PM

Amir Johnson    F/C  76ers

 

 

Johnson will come off the bench Saturday against the Pistons. With Joel Embiid back in action Saturday, Johnson will head back to the bench. He contributed six points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals across 22 minutes during his start Thursday, but should see his minutes take a hit with Embiid back in the fold.

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Dec 02 - 7:28 PM

Amir Johnson    F/C  76ers

 

 

Johnson contributed six points (2-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-5 FT), six rebounds, four assists and three steals across 22 minutes during a 108-97 loss to the Celtics on Thursday. Johnson slid into the starting center spot with Joel Embiid (rest) held out, and provided and decent little all-around line. The 22 minutes matched his season high, and the four assists and three steals marked new season highs. Johnson will figure to slide back into a reserve role on Saturday. As a reserve, he regularly logs less than 20 minutes, giving him little opportunity to provide consistent stat lines.

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Nov 30 - 11:37 PM

Amir Johnson    F/C  76ers

 

 

Amir Johnson made a start for Joel Embiid (rest) against the Celtics on Thursday, scoring six points with six rebounds, four assists and three steals in 22 minutes. He probably doesn't like Daniel Theis very much with Theis taking him down two different times and causing some discomfort. Johnson didn't need to miss time from these falls, so there's no reason to think he'll miss Saturday against the Pistons. He'll be moving back to the bench with The Process set to return.

Rotoworld

Nov 30 - 10:00 PM

@Sam_Vecenie Trevor Booker & Amir Johnson 🤔
Kenneth Faried and Mudiay for Amir Johnson and T.J McConnell Who says no?
@ByJayKing And Amir Johnson
Danny turning Amir Johnson and Tyler Zeller into Baines and Theiss is an underrated move huge upgrade
Is this the 2016-17 season? I feel like Amir Johnson and Kelly Olynyk are about to check in with how bad the rebounding has been. #Celtics
Also Daniel Theis has been a delight. I grew tired of Amir Johnson and his tired ass
@KyleNeubeck Have no idea How Holmes doesn't kill himself on that play. A straight on run to the basket with defend… https://t.co/6pUHeLaCwi
@GoTFan999 he is going to get executive of the year for signing JJ Redick and Amir Johnson?
RT @Sixers2017Draft: By comparison, we play like a 27 win team when Amir Johnson is on the court. Boston played significantly better when…
@_cole_marie_ Yeah trust me as a Celtics fan I was sick of Amir Johnson! He’s so one dimensional and can’t score. A… https://t.co/5atVxZ5RxR
@nicduquette4 I know they're good lol, they just need to stop turnovers. that needs to be fixed immediately. when y… https://t.co/IakJxtOCad
RT @Sixers2017Draft: By comparison, we play like a 27 win team when Amir Johnson is on the court. Boston played significantly better when…
By comparison, we play like a 27 win team when Amir Johnson is on the court. Boston played significantly better w… https://t.co/TULhYhZYk3
Dá um alívio ver Trevor Booker no 2nd unit em vez do Amir Johnson, até respiro melhor. E Embiid ontem carregou, já… https://t.co/QNDYkhnPES
RT @_cole_marie_: Keys to ththe game: Never let Amir Johnson or TLC play ever again.