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July 20, 2020, 11:42 amStanley JohnsonSF, Toronto Raptors
Stanley Johnson was a non-factor in 2019-20, appearing in 20 contests but averaging just 4.8 minutes per game.
Johnson finished as a top-470 fantasy option. The minutes are so low that we can't read much into his terrible percentages (.258 from the field and .154 from deep), but even his theoretical defensive upside couldn't get him minutes with the Raptors. Nick Nurse called him out for not playing hard enough in training camp and Johnson has never been able to leapfrog anyone on the depth chart, even if he did get out of the doghouse eventually. He's not a fantasy option.
January 7, 2020, 10:17 pmStanley JohnsonSF, Toronto Raptors
Stanley Johnson finished 1-for-7 from the field on Tuesday night, picking up four points, three rebounds, two assists, a block and a 3-pointer in 17 minutes.
Johnson was surprisingly involved in this one but the Raptors are getting low on contributors. If he continues to play this much it'll make him a potential steals specialist in extremely deep leagues, but we wouldn't bet on that.
December 25, 2019, 2:55 pmStanley JohnsonSF, Toronto Raptors
Stanley Johnson (groin stress reaction) played four minutes of garbage time on Christmas, his first game since November 13.
Johnson picked up six points and a steal in that time. He's been the odd man out of the rotation so far but may be able to earn himself some run with the Raptors so shorthanded. Either way, he'd only be a steals specialist in the deepest of leagues.
December 23, 2019, 6:24 pmStanley JohnsonSF, Toronto Raptors
Stanley Johnson (left groin stress reaction) will be available on Monday.
Johnson has been out since November 13. He has received very little playing time, but perhaps the Raptors' injury situation will lead to more. Johnson isn't worth adding at the moment.
Source: Eric Smith on Twitter
December 22, 2019, 9:58 amStanley JohnsonSF, Toronto Raptors
Stanley Johnson (stress reaction, left groin) is being listed as doubtful for Sunday's contest against the Mavericks.
Johnson hasn't played since mid-November, and only saw limited minutes when he did. With all of the injuries piling up in Toronto a larger role could exist for him once he returns. Though, like his current availability status, that is also considered doubtful.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 7, 2019, 1:05 pmStanley JohnsonSF, Toronto Raptors
Stanley Johnson is still "a ways away" from returning from a left groin stress reaction, according to a report by Ryan Wolstat.
He's on an indefinite rest plan since there is no other treatment for his condition. We hope he gets better, but there will be no role for him upon his return in Toronto's tight 8-man rotation. Leave him on the wire even in the deepest of leagues.
Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter
November 18, 2019, 6:04 pmStanley JohnsonSF, Toronto Raptors
According to a report, Stanley Johnson will rest for about two weeks to heal a left groin stress reaction.
Johnson has not proven himself to be fantasy relevant this season. Terence Davis and OG Anunoby should continue to play bench minutes at forward.
Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter
November 18, 2019, 5:30 pmStanley JohnsonSF, Toronto Raptors
Stanley Johnson has a left groin stress reaction and will not play on Monday.
Oshae Brissett was recalled from the G League to replace Johnson. Johnson has played sparingly so far, so this is unlikely to significantly affect the rotation for the Raptors.
Source: Eric Smith on Twitter
October 25, 2019, 10:19 pmStanley JohnsonSF, Toronto Raptors
Stanley Johnson played his first game this season and scored three points and grabbed two boards in five minutes vs. the Celtics on Friday.
Johnson still has a lot to prove to coach Nick Nurse to be able to earn more minutes. Nurse critisized his effort and defense, and is currently playing a tight rotation. Johnson can be left off rosters.
October 17, 2019, 11:55 amPatrick McCawSG, Toronto Raptors
An MRI revealed no structural damage in Patrick McCaw's knee and there is no timeline for his return.
At one point thought to be competing for one of the starting wing spots in Toronto, McCaw has clearly fallen behind Norman Powell and OG Anunoby, and perhaps even Stanley Johnson and Terence Davis. The injury is a clear setback for the three-time champion and he remains without a firm return date. He may make some noise later in the season, but he's off the redraft radar with this news.
Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter
October 16, 2019, 4:09 pmRondae Hollis-JeffersonSF, Toronto Raptors
Raptors' head coach Nick Nurse heavily criticized Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Stanley Johnson and other new additions for not playing hard enough and not playing with the level of defense that is expected.
Nurse was not subtle in his criticism of the new additions the roster. Perhaps this is "coach speak" so that the new guys play harder to start the season. It would be safe to assume that the rotation will be dominated by the players that were on the championship roster from a year ago.
Source: Eric Koreen on Twitter
July 11, 2019, 12:25 pmStanley JohnsonSF, Toronto Raptors
The Raptors have announced the signings of Stanley Johnson and Terence Davis.
With Toronto losing its two highest-minute players at small forward and shooting guard, the door is wide open for both Johnson and Davis to make an impact. OG Anunoby and Norman Powell will take the largest share of minutes, but Johnson's defense should give him a steady role and perhaps working with Toronto's development staff can help sort his offensive game out. Deep-league players can consider him a steals specialist with the potential for some untapped upside to emerge. Davis is a great story, going undrafted and then signing a full deal after just one Summer League game. He's someone to keep tabs on in deep dynasty formats.
Source: Toronto Raptors
July 6, 2019, 1:59 pmStanley JohnsonSF, Toronto Raptors
Stanley Johnson has agreed on a two-year, $7.5 million deal with the Raptors.
Johnson's career has not match expectations yet but this is the best possible spot for him with the departure of Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green. Norman Powell and Matt Thomas are currently the only other wings under contract but the Raptors still have four roster spots left to fill for the upcoming season. Johnson is not on the fantasy radar just yet as he hasn't displayed the most fantasy-friendly stat set but this is something to monitor.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
June 26, 2019, 9:10 pmStanley JohnsonSF, New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans have opted to not extend a qualifying offer to Stanley Johnson, making him an unrestricted free agent according to Shams Charania of the Athletic.
This doesn't come as much of a surprise. Johnson struggled to make much of an impact both in Detroit and in New Orleans this season, despite possessing defensive upside that has been mired by his inconsistencies elsewhere throughout his career. He's still 23, and should find an offer elsewhere for next season. Wherever that may be, he will have a long way to go before he will become fantasy relevant.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter