Joe Johnson

Fantasy News

  • Joe Johnson
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Per Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pistons are waiving Joe Johnson, finalizing their roster for the 2019-2020 season.

    Johnson had joined the Pistons preseason roster on a non-guaranteed deal. This deal makes sense as the Pistons decided to use their last roster spots for Christian Wood guard Khryi Thomas. This was a short-lived return to the NBA for Johnson, and chances are we won't see him again.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Joe Johnson
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Yahoo's Chris Haynes is reporting that Joe Johnson is dealing with some swelling in his Achilles but that tests have come back clean.

    Johnson is apparently responding well to treatment. He's still not a lock to make the final roster but it seems to be trending that way. Even so, there's no need to monitor Johnson in fantasy leagues.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Christian Wood came off the bench on Tuesday and had 19 points (7-for-14 FGs, 5-for-6 FTs), 10 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 24 minutes against the Sixers.

    Wood appears to be fighting for a roster spot, and he's had a pair of games during the preseason that are reminiscent of the incredible stretch he had to end last season. If he finds himself in another rebuilding situation, he could have plenty of value. Otherwise, he's probably just going to put up good games sporadically. His likely competition for that roster spot, Joe Johnson, had just three points in 17 minutes.

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markeiff Morris (illness) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Sixers.

    Morris will join teammates Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin on the bench tonight, opening up a full allotment of minutes in the frontcourt. Christian Wood, Joe Johnson and Thon Maker should see heavy runs tonight.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markieff Morris will start for the resting Blake Griffin in Friday's preseason game with Joe Johnson operating in a backup role.

    Morris looks like a lock to be the first big off the bench this season, so he's a viable deep-league option with top-150 upside. He also makes for a top-flight handcuff if you end up drafting Blake Griffin. Joe Johnson will be the backup tonight, as he looks to outduel Christian Wood for the final roster spot.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Joe Johnson
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Joe Johnson is expected to see an expanded workload in Friday's preseason game.

    Johnson is presumed to be battling with Christian Wood for the final roster spot, so if you want to chase that narrative in DFS then be our guest. Blake Griffin is out and Derrick Rose is going to be limited, so there should be extra shots to go around.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Svi Mykhailiuk
    SF, Detroit Pistons

    Dwane Casey intends to have two or three bench staples but will fill the rest of the second unit situationally.

    Derrick Rose and Markieff Morris figure to be locks, with Luke Kennard in that group as well if he doesn't start. That leaves players like Christian Wood, Thon Maker, Svi Mykhailiuk, Tony Snell, Joe Johnson and rookie Sekou Doumbouya battling for limited spots. The Pistons bench doesn't figure to be a great source of fantasy value, but deep-league managers may be able to play the matchup game to a certain extent — at least until Casey finds a group he likes.

    Source: Pistons.com

  • Michael Beasley
    PF, Free Agent

    The Pistons have waived Michael Beasley on Thursday following the signing of Joe Johnson.

    Beasley's fate was sealed when the Pistons reached an agreement with Johnson a short while ago. Beasley will look to latch on elsewhere, though his five-game suspension for violating the league's anti-drug policy could pose an issue.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • Joe Johnson
    F, Detroit Pistons

    The Pistons have signed Joe Johnson to a partially guaranteed one-year deal on Thursday.

    Johnson is the first player to sign an NBA deal from the BIG3 after his MVP-winning performance earlier this summer. It's an attractive landing spot as he could carve himself out a decent role as a bench scorer.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Joe Johnson
    F, Free Agent

    Appearing on SiriusXM NBA Frank Isola of The Athletic said he hears that the Pistons are in the lead for Joe Johnson's services.

    Iso Joe wasn't in the league at all last year but showed he still has some left in the tank after winning the BIG3 MVP. While the 38-year old would bring some needed outside shooting to the Pistons, it's hard to see him having a meaningful impact in fantasy. Johnson's arrival would put a slight dent into the value of Bruce Brown Jr.

    Source: Noah Coslov on Twitter

  • Joe Johnson
    F, Free Agent

    According to ESPN, Joe Johnson will continue his auditions for NBA teams as he visits the Pistons, Bucks and Nets.

    The BIG3 MVP and Champion, Johnson has reportedly already worked out for the Sixers, and the Clippers, Nuggets and Pelicans are also reportedly interested. He hasn't played in the NBA since the 2017-18 season, and interest from teams doesn't always lead to a deal. However, there seems to be a chance that Johnson ends up on a contender for this coming season. He wouldn't end up in a role large enough to warrant standard league fantasy consideration though.

    Source: ESPN.com

  • Joe Johnson
    F, Free Agent

    Joe Johnson will work out for the Sixers on Thursday and is expected to have workouts with the Clippers, Bucks and Nuggets.

    Johnson will be playing in the Big 3 Championship on Sunday. He has been by far the best player in the Big 3 posting league-leading averages of 21.9 points and 3.9 assists. He would be a welcomed addition to any title-contending team as he is a bonafide scorer and could have a positive impact within a locker room. The 38-year-old will be left undrafted in standard leagues as his stat set is too narrow at this point of his career.

    Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter

  • Joe Johnson
    SG/SF, Houston Rockets

    Joe Johnson scored four points on 2-of-10 shooting in Wednesday's finale against the Kings, and also added three rebounds to go with five assists.

    Johnson never really got off the ground whether it was in Utah or in Houston, averaging 21.9 mpg and playing in 55 contests. He couldn't crack the top-300 when on the floor and had no value in fantasy leagues.

  • Joe Johnson
    SG/SF, Houston Rockets

    Joe Johnson scored 16 points and added six rebounds, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer in the Rockets’ last-second win over the Suns.

    Johnson helped the Rockets crawl out of a 21-point hole on Friday night with his best scoring performance in a Rocket uniform. He hasn’t been a consistent producer since joining the Rockets but he’s mostly there to help propel them during their playoff run. He can be avoided in fantasy despite tonight’s impressive performance.

  • Trevor Ariza
    SF, Houston Rockets

    Trevor Ariza is questionable to face the Suns on Friday night because of a bruised right elbow.

    Earlier in the day it was reported that Luc Mbah a Moute was the only injured Rocket heading into this game but it looks like Houston will try and get some extra rest for their key pieces against a beatable opponent. Ariza's absence would open up time for Gerald Green and Joe Johnson, and potentially Ryan Anderson if the Rockets want to shift P.J. Tucker over to small forward for a few minutes. Green's the target if you have to choose.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter