Amir Johnson News

Amir Johnson    F/C  76ers

 

 

Amir Johnson started on Wednesday in place of Joel Embiid (ankle), finishing with five points, four rebounds and three assists in 20 minutes. The veteran has started nine games this season but his averages speak for themselves -- 7.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.3 blocks. Those numbers aren't useful outside of the very deepest fantasy leagues, and they get even worse when he's coming off the bench behind Embiid.

Rotoworld

Feb 14 - 10:53 PM

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Amir Johnson will start in place of Joel Embiid (ankle) on Wednesday. Even as a fill-in starter, Johnson has had dubious results this year. With so many alternatives on a wild 12-game night, most owners should have better plays.

Rotoworld

Feb 14 - 6:58 PM

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Johnson will return to a bench role for Wednesday's matchup with the Nets. Johnson picked up the start Monday against Milwaukee with Joel Embiid sitting out for rest, posting five points, five rebounds, two assists and a block across 18 minutes. He barely saw an uptick in his typical playing time and instead, it was Richaun Holmes (23 minutes) that picked up the extra workload. With Embiid returning to the top unit Wednesday, look for Johnson to head to the bench and he can go back to being ignored in the majority of fantasy leagues.

Fantasy Alarm

Jan 31 - 7:19 PM

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Amir Johnson started for Joel Embiid (rest) on Monday and had five points, five rebounds and a block in 18 minutes. Richaun Holmes added 13 points and six rebounds on 6-of-8 shooting in 23 minutes, and is the guy you'll want to use any time Embiid is sitting. However, Embiid is expected to play in back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday for the first time in his career, so the chances of Holmes (or Johnson) doing much in those games are slim.

Rotoworld

Jan 29 - 10:35 PM

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Amir Johnson is starting for Joel Embiid (rest) on Monday vs. the Bucks. Embiid is hoping to play in both games of Philly's next back-to-back set, but they will err on the side of caution at least one more time. Johnson is only a streaming option in the deepest of leagues, and hopefully we'll see Richaun Holmes get some run tonight.

Rotoworld

Jan 29 - 7:28 PM

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Amir Johnson returned to action on Monday January 15.

Rotoworld

Jan 16 - 4:30 AM

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Johnson (illness) won't play Thursday against the Celtics, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Johnson is still dealing with a stomach bug that first surfaced Wednesday and will miss his first game since Nov. 18 as a result. His absence clears the way for Richaun Holmes and Trevor Booker to pick up a few extra minutes off the bench. Following Thursday's game, the 76ers won't play again until Monday versus the Raptors, so there's a good chance Johnson will be healthy by that time.

Fantasy Alarm

Jan 11 - 9:57 AM

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Amir Johnson (illness) will not play on Thursday vs. Boston. This is Philly's only game of the week, so Johnson will now have a few days off to get ready for Monday's game vs. Toronto. Joel Embiid is going to play Thursday, but Richaun Holmes still has some streaming appeal with Johnson ruled out.

Rotoworld

Jan 11 - 9:09 AM

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Amir Johnson (illness) did not participate in Wednesday's practice. We'll go ahead and throw Johnson on the injury report for Thursday's game in London against the Celtics, but with Joel Embiid healthy, Johnson's playing status doesn't matter much. If he's out, Richaun Holmes could pick up a few extra minutes in the rotation, but that's about it.

Rotoworld

Jan 10 - 9:51 AM

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Johnson wasn't in attendance for the 76ers' practice Wednesday due to an illness, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The 76ers will likely reevaluate Johnson at morning shootaround Thursday before determining his availability for their game later that evening against the Celtics, with whom he spent the past two seasons. With starting center Joel Embiid returning from a one-game absence due to hand and back issues to play in each of the 76ers' last three contests, Johnson has seen fewer than 20 minutes in all of those outings.

Fantasy Alarm

Jan 10 - 9:46 AM

means embiid’s minutes will be limited RT @JCameratoNBCS: Brett Brown plans to play Amir Johnson tonight.
@fakehyunsootwo @SixersStriker @StatsMIA @ShamsCharania Amir Johnson Burner Account here☝️
RT @KeithSmithNBA: Looking at their cap sheet, my guess is Trevor Booker the guy the Sixers waive to add Ersan Ilyasova. Only Booker, Amir…
If the Sixers cut Amir Johnson I'm throwing a party stay tuned people
RT @SpikeEskin: really not hating but BCs acquisition list gets funnier by the day: Ersan Ilyasova Sergio Rodriguez Gerald Henderson Jerryd…
RT @SpikeEskin: really not hating but BCs acquisition list gets funnier by the day: Ersan Ilyasova Sergio Rodriguez Gerald Henderson Jerryd…
RT @SpikeEskin: really not hating but BCs acquisition list gets funnier by the day: Ersan Ilyasova Sergio Rodriguez Gerald Henderson Jerryd…
@SpikeEskin @PhillyTrivia I hope it’s Amir Johnson not booker. Johnson can’t gaurd anyone and is awful offensively… https://t.co/Y0KTGuO13K
RT @KeithSmithNBA: Looking at their cap sheet, my guess is Trevor Booker the guy the Sixers waive to add Ersan Ilyasova. Only Booker, Amir…
During Coach Brown's pregame speech, Amir Johnson ran down the hall with reckless abandon at full speed and stopped… https://t.co/evJ6hyaO5a
RT @SpikeEskin: really not hating but BCs acquisition list gets funnier by the day: Ersan Ilyasova Sergio Rodriguez Gerald Henderson Jerryd…
@pete_kane_ Amir Johnson? No minutes last night and playing poorly
@ChopChop570 @jameslevy21 @JayBink2585 @Will_Rucker3_AD I like booker better than Amir Johnson hope they cut Amir
RT @SpikeEskin: really not hating but BCs acquisition list gets funnier by the day: Ersan Ilyasova Sergio Rodriguez Gerald Henderson Jerryd…
Amir Johnson expected to play on Sunday vs. Wizards https://t.co/I0a5emXwD1