The Pelicans spent all season at the whims of their star and got a gift from the basketball gods in the lottery
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
April 10, 2019, 12:39 amStanley JohnsonF, New Orleans Pelicans
Stanley Johnson (left ankle contusion), traded twice, failed to make the leap to the next level once again this season, finishing in the 275 range on a per-game basis.
Johnson’s per-36 numbers would definitely be usable (14.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.7 steals, 1.6 threes on the Pelicans), but he was only able to get on the court for 20 mpg in Detroit and less than 14 mpg in New Orleans (Johnson did not play during his brief stint in Milwaukee). Depending on what the Pelicans do this summer, Johnson could be a free agent. There’s still hope that he could be a useful rotation player in the right situation as he enters his age-23 season.
April 8, 2019, 6:08 pmStanley JohnsonF, New Orleans Pelicans
Stanley Johnson will miss Tuesday's game with the Warriors because of a left ankle contusion.
Johnson has missed the last two games. Solomon Hill and Kenrich Williams are pretty much the only forwards left on the roster, so they're your targets if you want to stream.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 6, 2019, 6:37 pmStanley JohnsonF, New Orleans Pelicans
Stanley Johnson (left ankle contusion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Kings.
With Johnson out, we may be in for a lot of Ian Clark, Elfrid Payton and Kenrich Williams once again.
Source: Pelicans on Twitter
April 5, 2019, 4:17 pmStanley JohnsonF, New Orleans Pelicans
Stanley Johnson (left ankle contusion) will miss Friday’s game vs. the Suns.
There aren’t many healthy bodies left in New Orleans and with Johnson missing Friday’s game, it’ll be Kenrich Williams, Ian Clark and Dairis Bertans left to compete for usage.
Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter
March 28, 2019, 11:08 pmStanley JohnsonF, New Orleans Pelicans
Stanley Johnson produced a low-end line of 10 points, two rebounds, four assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer in 20 minutes on Thursday against the Kings.
Johnson got some extra run with Darius Miller (thigh) leaving the game for good at halftime. He'll be a steals specialist for the truly desperate, though the sheer lack of healthy players on the roster might tilt the calculus in his favor ever so slightly. Don't get too excited though.
March 24, 2019, 9:29 pmStanley JohnsonF, New Orleans Pelicans
Stanley Johnson put up 13 points with five rebounds on 6-of-8 shooting in 23 minutes in a blowout loss to the Rockets on Sunday.
Johnson is a project that did not work out well for the Pistons and it seems as though he will not work out for the Pelicans either. This was nothing more than a fluke performance and he can be left on the wire in all formats.
March 20, 2019, 9:12 pmStanley JohnsonF, New Orleans Pelicans
Stanley Johnson took advantage of garbage time in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Magic and tallied 18 points on 6-of-13 shooting with four rebounds, three assists, two 3s and two steals in 27 minutes.
There's very little to read into line beyond it being an outlier performance from Johnson, who has not been fantasy-relevant lately. Leave on the wire.
March 2, 2019, 12:14 amStanley JohnsonF, New Orleans Pelicans
Stanley Johnson registered a DNP-CD in Friday's win against the Suns.
Johnson isn't even in the rotation on his new team.
February 27, 2019, 9:17 amStanley JohnsonF, New Orleans Pelicans
Stanley Johnson has primarily played both forward positions in his NBA career so far, but the Pelicans are giving him a chance to be the part time point guard in their offense.
As the Pelicans focus on younger players and those in which the team has to make decisions on this summer, some of them, like Johnson, are getting opportunities they haven’t had before. Stanley has been a mixed bag with New Orleans so far, with four turnovers against the Pacers and three assists with just one turnover against the Lakers. He said the idea came about when he was practicing after the All-Star break and he started making plays, and the team then just asked him to actually play the point. This looks like a great tanking strategy and it’s highly unlikely that it impacts Johnson’s value but you can keep an eye on this development in deeper leagues.
Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune
February 10, 2019, 12:42 amStanley JohnsonF, New Orleans Pelicans
Stanley Johnson saw just eight minutes of action off the bench in Saturday's loss to the Grizzlies.
Johnson could get some run during silly season but even then we're not sure he'd produce. Watch this action from the wire.