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  • James Johnson
    PF, Miami Heat

    James Johnson will miss Thursday's game against the Magic as he works on conditioning.

    This has been an ongoing story during Heat training camp. Johnson was expected to play on Monday but was held out of that game as well. He only projects as a bench player at this point.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • James Johnson
    PF, Miami Heat

    James Johnson will not play in Monday's preseason game against the Hawks.

    It was thought that JJ would be ready to go but he still needs a bit more time to get ready after showing up to camp out of shape. He may not have a major role to open the season but his ability to rack up peripheral stats makes him a guy to place on watch lists.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • James Johnson
    PF, Miami Heat

    James Johnson is expected to play in Monday's preseason game.

    Johnson was away from the Heat after failing his conditioning tests and just returned to practice on Friday. He'll be competing for minutes at the forward spots and is only worth a look in deep leagues despite a fun stat set.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • James Johnson
    PF, Miami Heat

    James Johnson (conditioning) returned to practice on Friday.

    Johnson has missed Miami's first two preseason games and been away from the team due to not meeting their conditioning requirement before training camp. He'll have a shot to make his season debut on Monday vs. the Hawks. However, with the Heat having a ton of depth this season it'll be tough for him to carve out a consistent role which doesn't make him worth drafting in most leagues.

    Source: Ira Winderman

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler will not participate in the Heat's game against the Hornets on Wednesday due to illness.

    Justise Winslow (rest) and James Johnson (conditioning) will also be held out on Wednesday. Butler should be a first or second round pick in most drafts this season.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • James Johnson
    PF, Miami Heat

    James Johnson missed practice again on Friday, but according to his agent, Mark Bartelstein, he will be rejoining the Heat's training camp shortly.

    Johnson is above the weight target set by the Heat staff, but Bartelstein said his client had no issue passing the team's conditioning test. It sounds like Johnson is taking the setback in stride, and is focused on getting under the target number as swiftly as possible. The odds are against Johnson carving out a starting role this season, and with the depth on Miami's roster, he does not make for a great target in standard leagues.

    Source: Barry Jackson on Twitter

  • James Johnson
    PF, Miami Heat

    James Johnson missed a third consecutive day of Heat training camp on Thursday due to conditioning.

    The Heat are dedicated to bringing in a new culture after falling short of the playoffs last year, and Johnson is the first victim. With Johnson and Kelly Olynyk out, Derrick Jones Jr. has been getting valuable practice time and is worth keeping an eye on.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • James Johnson
    PF, Miami Heat

    Forward James Johnson remained away from the Heat on Wednesday during the team's second day of training camp.

    JJ has not been with the team since Monday's conditioning measurements were conducted by the team. Coach Erik Spoelstra, who has declined further comment, said Tuesday of him, "He is still very much a part of our team and we hope to get him back soon." The Heat are also without Kelly Olynyk, who is recovering from a bruised right knee sustained while working in August with the Canadian national team. Hard to see how this situation plays out but Johnson is likely to return to the team soon, especially since he has a $242K bonus in his contract for body fat percent and weight requirement.

    Source: Miami Sentinel

  • James Johnson
    PF, Miami Heat

    The Heat announced this morning that James Johnson will miss the beginning of training camp because he fell short of conditioning requirements and that once he fulfills and maintains those requirements, he will rejoin the team.

    Heat President Pat Riley and team captain Udonis Haslem insisted entering training camp that the team would return to its culture of demanding excellence and the early signs validate that. It is not the first time the team has issued such mandates. In 2006, in the wake of the franchise's first championship, Riley, then coach, banished forwards Antoine Walker and James Posey from the practice floor due to conditioning issues. JJ had received a lot of praise from Erik Spoelstra and his teammates the last week but this is a major setback in his effort to claim the starting power forward position. Kelly Olynyk and Derrick Jones Jr. should be considered to be ahead of Johnson in the depth chart for now.

    Source: Miami Sun-Sentinel

  • James Johnson
    PF, Miami Heat

    Despite a disappointing campaign last year, James Johnson still likes his chances with the Heat this upcoming season, "'Doubt at your own risk.'"

    Johnson was slowed by injuries throughout the year, with a May 2018 hernia surgery still delaying him at the opening tip, and being hampered with a mid-season shoulder injury later on in the fantasy season did not help matters. Johnson was a key cog for the Heat two years ago, and has the ability to deliver versatile stat lines. However, Erik Spoelstra has never been afraid to utilize his depth, and it will not be easy for Johnson to carve out a major fantasy role in standard leagues.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • James Johnson
    F, Miami Heat

    James Johnson played just seven minutes in Wednesday's finale of a season that saw him regress and play just 55 games.

    Johnson had become a sneaky fantasy starter the last two seasons, but he was hurt often and lost five minutes per game this season. This dropped him outside the top-225. He's 32 and likely won't be a fantasy factor next season on the Heat.

  • James Johnson
    F, Miami Heat

    James Johnson tallied 18 points, four rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in Sunday's 117-109 overtime loss to the Raptors.

    Johnson has now put together two good games in a row, but is still tough to trust moving forward. It will certainly help his case if he can retain 31 minutes to Kelly Olynyk's 16 and Derrick Jones Jr.'s four, but that's unlikely.

  • James Johnson
    F, Miami Heat

    James Johnson was productive in 28 minutes off the bench on Friday, delivering 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting, adding two rebounds, five dimes, one triple and one steal.

    This was Johnson's best game out his last five and is tough to count on even as a spot add. It did help his cause tonight that Kelly Olynyk had an off night, failing to score with just four rebounds, one assist and two blocks to his name.

  • James Johnson
    F, Miami Heat

    James Johnson only scored five points with three rebounds and two assists on 2-of-8 shooting in a win over the Knicks on Saturday.

    It was a bad game for Johnson tonight but he still has the potential to put up top-100 value especially when things are going well for him. He makes the most out of his minutes and the coaching staff trusts him to be a consistent contributor from the bench.