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James Johnson Bio

Professional

Career Transactions

Selected in the first round (16th overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls…traded by Chicago to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for a 2011 first-round draft pick on Feb. 22, 2011…traded by Toronto to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for a 2014 second-round draft-pick on July 16, 2012…signed as a free agent by the Atlanta Hawks on Sept. 21, 2013…waived by Atlanta on Oct. 21, 2013…called up from the G League’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers and signed as a free agent with the Memphis Grizzlies on Dec. 16, 2013…signed as a free agent with the Toronto Raptors on July 17, 2014…signed as a free agent by the HEAT on July 10, 2016…re-signed with the HEAT on July 7, 2017.

Professional Career

Has appeared in 474 NBA regular season games (145 starts) during his eight-year career and has averaged 7.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.97 blocks and 19.7 minutes while shooting 47.7 percent from the floor, 29.6 percent from three-point range and 69.3 percent from the foul line…has sat out a total of 25 games due to injury, two games as a healthy scratch on the inactive list, two games for rest, eight games for personal reasons, seven games while on G League assignments and has been a DNP-CD on 96 occasions…has scored in double figures on 155 occasions, including 18 games with at least 20 points…his career high for consecutive games scoring in double figures is 12 (Mar. 8-31, 2017) and his career high for consecutive 20-point games is three (Feb. 8-11, 2017)…has grabbed double-figure rebounds on 12 occasions and posted 10 double-doubles…his career high for consecutive games with a steal is 12 (Jan. 10-31, 2012)…his career high for most consecutive games with a block is 10 (Feb. 11-Mar. 6, 2015)…his career high for consecutive games with multiple blocked shots is eight (Jan. 7-24, 2014)…has 136 multi-block games and 98 multi-steal games…his career high for most consecutive games with a three-point field goal made is eight on two occasions (Dec. 30, 2016-Jan. 17, 2017 and Nov. 4-19, 2016)…his career high for most consecutive free throws made is 17 (Nov. 26, 2009-Jan. 9, 2010)…his career high for consecutive starts is 36 (Jan. 18-Mar. 26, 2012)…has come off the bench in all 19 NBA postseason games in which he has appeared and has averaged 2.8 points, 1.3 rebounds and 8.3 minutes while shooting 39.6 percent from the floor, 40 percent from three-point range and 47.4 percent from the foul line…has scored in double figures three times in postseason play…has started all 18 NBA G League games in which he’s appeared and averaged 18.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 3.00 blocks, 1.50 steals and 30.9 minutes…scored in double figures in 16 G League contests, including nine games with at least 20 points and one 30-point effort…grabbed double-figure rebounds 11 times and posted 11 double-doubles in G League play.

2016-17 Season

Saw action in 76 games (five starts) with the HEAT and averaged 12.8 points (.479 FG%, .707 FT%), 4.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.13 blocks, 1.00 steals and 27.4 minutes…missed a total of six games due to injury…missed four games (Dec. 6-10) with a strained right rotator cuff, one game (Jan. 3) due to food poisoning and one game (Mar. 6) with a right elbow contusion…led the HEAT in plus/minus (+138) and finished second in three-point plays (26), defensive and total rebounds, assists and blocks…set single-season career highs in games, minutes, points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, three-point field goals made and attempted, three-point field goal percentage, defensive and total rebounds, assists, steals and blocks…ranked among the NBA leaders in blocks per game (26th) and field goal percentage (40th)…was in isolation defense situations 53 times and held his opponent to 22 percent shooting (9-41) and just 0.49 points per isolation possession (26 total points), both of which ranked second lowest in the NBA among all players with at least 53 isolation situations in 2016-17…finished fifth in the voting for the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award and sixth in the voting for the Most Improved Player of the Year award…topped the team in scoring eight times and in blocks 22 times, in steals 16 times, in assists 15 times, in plus/minus nine times, in minutes on four occasions and in rebounds three times…was Miami’s leading scorer off the bench on 27 occasions and also topped the HEAT reserves in assists a team-high 43 times, in blocks 38 times, in rebounds a team-high 31 times, in steals 28 times, in minutes on 23 occasions and in plus/minus 22 times…scored in double figures a career-high 55 times, including 11 games of at least 20 points…scored in double figures in a career-high 12 consecutive games from Mar. 8-31 and scored at least 20 points in a career-high three straight games from Feb. 8-11…his nine 20-point games off the bench were two shy of tying the HEAT’s single-season record and place him tied for fifth on the HEAT’s all-time list for 20-point games off the bench…grabbed double-figure rebounds four times and handed out double-figure assists once…posted four double-doubles...recorded single-season highs in multi-trey games (22), multi-steal games (21) and multi-block games (28)…hit at least one three-point field goal in a career-high eight consecutive games twice (Dec. 30-Jan. 17 and Nov. 4-19)…scored his 3,000th career point on Jan. 10 at Golden State…appeared in his 400th career game on Oct. 28 vs. Charlotte…handed out a career-high 12 assists at Milwaukee on Jan. 13…hit a career-high six three-point field goals at Charlotte on Apr. 5…Season Highs: 26 points (three times), 12 assists (at Milwaukee, Jan. 13), 11 rebounds (at Washington, Apr. 8), four blocks (vs. Toronto, Mar. 23), three steals (six times) and 38:07 minutes (at Toronto, Apr. 7).

2015-16 Season

Appeared in 57 games (32 starts) for the Toronto Raptors and averaged 5.0 points (.475 FG%, .574 FT%), 2.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 16.2 minutes…missed a total of seven games due to injury, 14 games as a DNP-CD, two games as a healthy scratch on the inactive list and two games due to rest…sat out Dec. 2 at Atlanta due to a sore left Achilles…missed five games with a sprained left ankle (Dec. 22 and Feb. 2-10)…sat out one game (Mar. 18 vs. Boston) due to plantar fasciitis in his left foot…was fourth on the team in both assists and blocks…topped the team in rebounds and assists one time each and was Toronto’s leading scorer off the bench twice…scored in double figures seven times…Season Highs: 14 points (vs. Sacramento, Dec. 20), nine rebounds (at Washington, Jan. 8), five assists (at Miami, Dec. 18), four blocks (vs. New York, Jan. 28), two steals (seven times) and 32:29 minutes (vs. Sacramento, Dec. 20).

2014-15 Season

Appeared in 70 games (17 starts) for the Raptors and averaged 7.9 points (.589 FG%, .657 FT%), 3.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.00 blocks and 19.6 minutes…missed a total of seven games due to injury and was a DNP-CD on five occasions…sat out three games (Nov. 19-22) with a sprained right ankle and four games (Jan. 30-Feb. 4) with a strained right hamstring…set single-season career highs in games played, field goals made and field goal percentage…finished second on the team in blocks…topped the Raptors in scoring twice, in rebounds on five occasions and in assists once…was Toronto’s leading scorer off the bench eight times…scored in double figures a career-high tying 24 times, including a pair of 20-point games…grabbed double-figure rebounds a career-high tying three times and posted a pair of double-doubles…blocked at least one shot in a career-high 10 consecutive games from Feb. 11-Mar. 6…scored a career-high 27 points at Houston on Feb. 21…Season Highs: 27 points (at Houston, Feb. 21), 11 rebounds (at Portland, Dec. 30), five assists (vs. Oklahoma City, Nov. 4), four steals (four times), four blocks (three times) and 36:08 minutes (vs. Boston, Jan. 10).

2013-14 Season

Split the season between the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA and the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA D-League…appeared in 52 games (four starts) for the Grizzlies and averaged 7.4 points (.464 FG%, .844 FT%), 3.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.10 blocks and 18.4 minutes…did not officially miss any games due to injury and was a DNP-CD on seven occasions, one of which he dressed despite a sprained right ankle (Mar. 3 at Washington)…set a single-season career high in free throw percentage…led the NBA in blocks on opponents’ three-point field goal attempts (16)…ranked second on the team in blocks per game and third in total blocks…topped the team in scoring three times, in blocks 19 times, in steals nine times, in assists on six occasions and in rebounds and minutes once each…scored in double figures 18 times, including one 20-point performance…grabbed double-figure rebounds once and posted one double-double…recorded multiple blocked shots in a career-high eight consecutive games from Jan. 7-24…handed out a career-high eight assists vs. Houston on Jan. 25…matched his career high in blocks with six at Milwaukee on Jan. 15…started all 10 games in which he appeared for the Vipers and averaged 18.5 points (.496 FG%, .773 FT%), 9.1 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 3.40 blocks, 1.90 steals and 29.9 minutes…at the time of his call-up, he was the only D-League player to rank in the Top 15 in scoring (14th), rebounding (12th) and assists (14th) while also placing third in blocks and tied for seventh in steals per game…scored in double figures eight times, including six games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds seven times and posted seven double-doubles and five 20-10 games…NBA Season Highs: 20 points (at San Antonio, Apr. 6), 10 rebounds (vs. Chicago, Dec. 30), eight assists (vs. Houston, Jan. 25), six blocks (at Milwaukee, Jan. 15), four steals (vs. Houston, Jan. 25) and 33:13 minutes (vs. Utah, Dec. 23).

2012-13 Season

Appeared in 54 games (11 starts) for the Sacramento Kings and averaged 5.1 points (.413 FG%, .597 FT%), 2.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.93 blocks and 16.3 minutes…missed one game due to injury (Feb. 2 at New York with a sinus infection), 19 games as a DNP-CD and eight games for personal reasons…led the team in blocks per game and ranked third in total blocks…topped the Kings in scoring once and in assists twice…scored in double figures 10 times…hit a game-winning three-point field goal at the buzzer on Dec. 26 vs. New York to give the Kings a 106-105 victory…Season Highs: 17 points (vs. New York, Dec. 28), nine rebounds (at Charlotte, Jan. 19), five assists (vs. L.A. Lakers, Nov. 21), five blocks (at Brooklyn, Jan. 5), three steals (twice) and 32:36 minutes (vs. Portland, Nov. 13).

2011-12 Season

Saw action in 62 games (40 starts) for the Toronto Raptors in the lockout-shortened season and averaged 9.1 points (.450 FG%, .704 FT%), 4.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.35 blocks, 1.15 steals and 25.2 minutes…missed two games due to injury and two games as a DNP-CD…sat out one game (Jan. 16 at Atlanta) with a sprained right ankle and one game (Mar. 28 vs. Denver) due to an upper respiratory infection…set single-season career highs in points, scoring average, starts, minutes, field goals attempted, free throws made and attempted, offensive, defensive and total rebounds, assists, steals and blocks…became the first Raptor to lead the team in both steals and blocks in the same season…ranked second on the team in field goals made and attempted, third in points, defensive and total rebounds, assists, free throws attempted and minutes and tied for third in free throws made…topped the Raptors in points, rebounds and assists five times each…scored in double figures a career-high 24 times, including a career-high three 20-point efforts…scored in double figures a career-high four consecutive games from Mar. 2-7…grabbed double-figure rebounds a career-high three times and posted a career-high three double-doubles…posted single-season career highs in multi-steal games (19) and multi-block games (25)…started a career-high 36 consecutive games from Jan. 18-Mar. 26…grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds at Milwaukee on Apr. 23…had a career-high six steals vs. Indiana on Dec. 28…blocked a career-high six shots at Utah on Jan. 25…Season Highs: 23 points (vs. Portland, Jan. 20), 13 rebounds (at Milwaukee, Apr. 23), seven assists (vs. Orlando, Mar. 5), six steals (vs. Indiana, Dec. 28), six blocks (at Utah, Jan. 25) and 47:04 minutes (at Chicago, Mar. 24).

2010-11 Season

Split the season between the Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors of the NBA and the Iowa Energy of the NBA D-League…appeared in 38 NBA games (25 starts) and averaged 7.1 points (.456 FG%, .662 FT%), 3.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.97 blocks and 21.6 minutes…did not miss any games due to injury but was a DNP-CD on 34 occasions (all with Chicago) and missed seven games (Jan. 28-Feb. 12) while on a D-League assignment to Iowa…scored in double figures 11 times and grabbed double-figure rebounds once…came off the bench in all 13 games in which he appeared with the Bulls and averaged 3.2 points (.415 FG%, .462 FT%), 1.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 9.5 minutes…started all 25 games in which he appeared for the Raptors and averaged 9.2 points (.464 FG%, .707 FT%), 4.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.12 blocks, 1.00 steals and 28.0 minutes…topped the Raptors in rebounds and assists once each…started all eight games in which he appeared with the Energy and averaged 19.3 points (.535 FG%, .918 FT%), 8.9 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.50 blocks, 1.00 steals and 32.1 minutes…scored in double figures in all eight games, including three games with at least 20 points and one 30-point performance…grabbed double-figure rebounds four times and posted four double-doubles…NBA Season Highs: 18 points (vs. New Jersey, Apr. 10), 10 rebounds (vs. Milwaukee, Mar. 30), seven assists (vs. Dallas, Feb. 27), three steals (twice), three blocks (three times) and 41:51 minutes (vs. Miami, Apr. 13).

2009-10 Season

Appeared in 65 games (11 starts) for the Bulls and averaged 3.9 points (.452 FG%, .729 FT%), 2.0 rebounds and 11.6 minutes…missed two games due to injury and was a DNP-CD on 15 occasions…sat out a pair of games (Mar. 27 and Apr. 3) with a right foot strain…ranked among the NBA rookie leaders in blocks per game (4th)…led the Bulls in scoring twice…topped the Bulls in scoring twice…scored in double figures six times, including one 20-point performance…hit a career-high 17 straight free throw attempts from Nov. 26-Jan. 9…made his NBA debut on Oct. 30 at Boston and totaled four points and three rebounds in 11:28 of action…made his first career start on Mar. 1 vs. Atlanta and tallied nine points, two rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal in 23:42 of action…Season Highs: 20 points (at Miami, Mar. 12), eight rebounds (vs. Cleveland, Mar. 19), four assists (at Orlando, Mar. 11), four blocks (at Memphis, Mar. 16), three steals (at Orlando, Mar. 11) and 42:45 minutes (at Miami, Mar. 12).

NBA Playoffs

2016: Came off the bench in all 10 games in which he appeared for the Raptors and averaged 3.0 points (.480 FG%, .667 FT%), 1.5 rebounds and 9.8 minutes…did not miss any games due to injury but was a DNP-CD on 10 occasions…scored in double figures twice…appeared in just one game in the Opening Round series vs. Indiana and totaled two points and one assist in 3:19 of action…saw action in three games of the Eastern Conference Semifinal series vs. Miami and was scoreless with two rebounds and a steal in 12:32 of action…appeared in all six games in the Eastern Conference Finals vs. Cleveland and averaged 4.7 points (.500 FG%, .000 FT%), 2.2 rebounds and 13.6 minutes…2015: Came off the bench in both games in which he appeared for Toronto in its Opening Round series vs. Washington and averaged 2.0 points (.333 FG%, .000 FT%), 1.0 rebounds and 6.0 minutes…did not miss any games due to injury but was a DNP-CD twice in the four-game series…2014: Came off the bench in all three games in which he appeared for Memphis in its Opening Round series vs. Oklahoma City and averaged 6.3 points (.333 FG%, .700 FT%), 2.0 rebounds and 9.3 minutes…did not miss any games to injury but was a DNP-CD on four occasions…scored in double figures once…recorded postseason career high in both points (15) and rebounds (5) in Game 6 at Memphis on May 1…2010: Came off the bench in all four games in which he appeared for Chicago in its Opening Round series vs. Cleveland and was scoreless with one rebound and one assist in 19:55 of action…did not miss any games due to injury but was a DNP-CD once…made his NBA postseason debut in Game 1 at Cleveland on Apr. 17 and was scoreless in 40 seconds of action.

Career Highs
StatsRegular SeasonPostseason
MIN47:04, at Chicago (3-24-12)19:38, at Cleveland (5-17-16)
FGM11, two times (last: at Brooklyn, 2-10-17)5, at Cleveland (5-19-16)
FGA21, at Milwaukee (4-23-12)11, vs. Oklahoma City (5-1-14)
3-PT FGM6, at Charlotte (4-5-17)2, at Cleveland (5-17-16)
3-PT FGA7, five times (last: vs. Cleveland, 4-10-17)4, vs. Oklahoma City (5-1-14)
FTM9, at Philadelphia (2-11-17)6, vs. Oklahoma City (5-1-14)
FTA13, at Philadelphia (2-11-17)8, vs. Oklahoma City (5-1-14)
OR4, five times (last: at Chicago, 1-27-17)4, vs. Oklahoma City (5-1-14)
DR10, two times (last: vs. Orlando, 11-11-14)3, three times (last: at Cleveland, 5-25-16)
TOT13, at Milwaukee (4-23-12)5, vs. Oklahoma City (5-1-14)
AST12, at Milwaukee (1-13-17)1, eight times (last: at Cleveland, 5-25-16)
STL6, vs. Indiana (12-28-11)1, four times (last: at Cleveland, 5-25-16)
TO6, two times (last: at Minnesota, 2-6-17)2, two times (last: vs. Cleveland, 5-27-16)
BLK6, two times (last: at Milwaukee, 1-15-14)0
PTS27, at Houston (2-21-15)15, vs. Oklahoma City (5-1-14)

College

Played two seasons at Wake Forest before becoming an early entry candidate for the 2009 NBA Draft…appeared in 61 games (59 starts) for the Demon Deacons and averaged 14.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.44 blocks, 1.39 steals and 29.9 minutes…was a two-time Third Team All-ACC selection…was a Freshman All-American and the runner-up for the ACC Rookie of the Year…finished his career with 903 points and 508 rebounds…led Wake Forest in rebounds in each of his two seasons…started all 31 games for the Deacon Demons as a sophomore in 2008-09 and averaged 15.0 points (.542 FG%, .697 FT%), 8.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.55 blocks, 1.42 steals and 30.5 minutes…led the team in field goal percentage, rebounds and blocks as a sophomore and ranked second in scoring and steals…had career highs of 28 points and 18 rebounds vs. North Carolina State on Feb. 26, 2009…hit a game-winning lay-up with 0.8 seconds left to beat No. 1 ranked Duke, 70-68, on Jan. 28, 2009…led Wake Forest with 22 points, eight rebounds and four blocks in the Opening Round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament at Miami…appeared in all 30 games (28 starts) for Wake as a freshman in 2007-08 and averaged 14.6 points (.487 FG%, .689 FT%), 8.1 rebounds, 1.37 steals, 1.33 blocks, 1.2 assists and 29.2 minutes…was just the third player in school history to earn All-ACC honors as a freshman joining Rodney Rogers and Chris Paul…was named to the ACC All-Freshman team after leading the Deacon Demons in both points and rebounds, becoming the first freshman to accomplish the feat since Rodney Rogers in 1991…was the first Deacon Demon freshman in the ACC era (since 1953-54) to average at least 14 points and eight rebounds per game…his 8.1 rebounds per game average was the 13th best by a freshman in ACC history…scored 24 points and grabbed a season-best 16 rebounds in Wake’s upset of second-ranked Duke on Feb. 17, 2008.

Personal

Full name is James Patrick Johnson…is the son of Willie and Vi Johnson…is the middle child of nine children (six brothers and two sisters)…has two sons (Harlem Johnson and Naymin Johnson)…his father is a seven-time world kickboxing champion and a former Marine and his mother is a five-time nationals winner as a competitor in the sport…his parents are both black belts and each of his eight siblings are black belts of varying degrees…he holds a second-degree black belt…fought in his first mixed martial arts bout at the age of 18 and was declared the winner after 97 seconds…has an undefeated record in seven MMA matches, having fought in Utah, Colorado and Las Vegas…has used martial arts to train and went 21-0 in kickboxing competition…when he’s done playing he would like to get involved in UFC…is the second person of Samoan heritage who has played in the NBA, joining Wally Rank who played for the L.A. Clippers in the 1980-81 season…enjoys playing golf in his free time…his favorite sport other than basketball is football and he’s a fan of the New York Giants…as a junior in high school he led Cheyenne East to the 2006 Class 4A state championship…wears size 14 sneakers.

James Patrick Johnson (born February 20, 1987)[1] is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was the starting power forward for the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest University from 2007 to 2009. He was drafted 16th overall in the 2009 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls.

High school career[edit]

Johnson attended Cheyenne East High School in Cheyenne, Wyoming. During his senior year, he averaged 28 points and nine rebounds per game.[2]

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Johnson was listed as the No. 16 small forward and the No. 62 player in the nation in 2007.[3]

College career[edit]

As a freshman at Wake Forest in 2007–08, Johnson had an instant impact, garnering third team All-ACC honors as a freshman and finishing second in the 2008 ACC Rookie of the Year balloting, as he led the Demon Deacons in scoring and rebounding.

As a sophomore, Johnson again led the team in rebounding, leading the team to a 24-5 record and a #1 ranking during the 2008–09 season. He was again named third team All-ACC. Following the season, Johnson declared his eligibility for the 2009 NBA draft.[2]

College statistics[edit]

SeasonTeamGPTSREBASTSTLBLKFG%3P%FT%MINTO
2007–08Wake Forest Demon Deacons3014.68.11.21.41.3.487.280.68929.22.6
2008–09Wake Forest Demon Deacons3115.08.52.01.41.5.542.319.69730.52.4
Totals:6114.88.31.61.41.4.514.295.69229.92.5

Professional career[edit]

Chicago Bulls (2009–2011)[edit]

Johnson was drafted 16th overall by the Chicago Bulls in the 2009 NBA draft. On July 8, 2009, he signed his first professional contract with the Bulls. On January 27, 2011, Johnson was assigned to the Iowa Energy of the NBA D-League.[4] On February 14, 2011, he was recalled by the Bulls.[5]

Toronto Raptors (2011–2012)[edit]

On February 22, 2011, Johnson was traded to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for the 2011 first round pick that they had acquired from the Miami Heat.[6]

Sacramento Kings (2012–2013)[edit]

On July 16, 2012, Johnson was traded to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for a 2014 second round draft pick.[7] On December 28, 2012, Johnson hit a game-winning 3 pointer at the buzzer which gave the Kings a 106-105 victory over the New York Knicks.

Atlanta Hawks (2013)[edit]

On September 30, 2013, he signed with the Atlanta Hawks.[8] However, he was waived on October 21.[9]

Rio Grande Valley Vipers (2013)[edit]

In November 2013, he was acquired by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.[10] In 10 games with the Vipers, he averaged 18.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.9 steals and 3.4 blocks per game.[11]

Memphis Grizzlies (2013–2014)[edit]

On December 16, 2013, Johnson signed with the Memphis Grizzlies.[12]

Return to Toronto (2014–2016)[edit]

On July 17, 2014, Johnson signed with the Toronto Raptors, returning for a second stint.[13]

On December 19, 2014 in Detroit, after Johnson's dunk on Andre Drummond made it 95-75 midway through the fourth,[14] on Toronto's next possession, Drummond smashed into Johnson with a forearm and hip smash. This set off a melee that saw Drummond get a flagrant foul and four technicals called. Following the game, Johnson said "That was nasty, but that's basketball. I don't expect anything less from anybody that's trying to win. Frustration sets in when you want to win – no hard feelings."[15] When asked to comment on the dunk itself, Johnson remarked, "That was nasty, right? I cocked that joint back and banged on him!"[16] Johnson's quote, combined with the dunk, garnered social media buzz by Raptor fans, gaining popularity as a catchphrase associated with him to the point that it once spawned online T-shirt sales featuring his quote printed on T-shirts by an entrepreneur for a charitable campaign.[17]

On February 21, 2015, Johnson scored a career-high 27 points in the 76-98 loss to the Houston Rockets.[18]

Miami Heat (2016–present)[edit]

On July 10, 2016, Johnson signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Miami Heat.[19][20] He made his debut for the Heat in their season opener on October 26, 2016, recording 11 points and six assists off the bench in a 108–96 win over Orlando Magic.[21] On February 10, 2017, he scored a season-high 26 points in a 108–99 win over the Brooklyn Nets, helping the Heat record their 13th straight win.[22] On April 5, 2017, he went 6 of 7 from three-point range and had 26 points in a 112–99 win over the Charlotte Hornets.[23]

On July 7, 2017, Johnson re-signed with the Heat.[24]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

Regular season[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2009–10Chicago651111.6.452.326.7292.0.7.3.73.9
2010–11Chicago1309.5.415.222.4621.81.1.6.73.2
2010–11Toronto252528.0.464.240.7074.73.01.01.19.2
2011–12Toronto624025.2.450.317.7044.72.01.11.49.1
2012–13Sacramento541116.3.413.095.5972.71.1.8.95.1
2013–14Memphis52418.4.464.253.8443.22.1.81.17.4
2014–15Toronto701719.6.589.216.6573.71.4.81.07.9
2015–16Toronto573216.2.475.303.5742.21.2.5.65.0
2016–17Miami76527.4.479.341.7074.93.61.01.112.8
Career47414519.7.477.297.6933.41.8.81.07.5

Playoffs[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2010Chicago405.0.500.000.000.3.3.0.0.0
2014Memphis309.3.333.400.7002.0.0.3.06.3
2015Toronto206.0.333.000.0001.0.5.0.02.0
2016Toronto1009.8.480.444.6671.5.6.3.03.0
Career1908.3.396.400.4741.3.4.2.02.8

Personal life[edit]

Johnson is of African-American and Samoan heritage.[25][26]

Johnson holds a second-degree black belt and fought in his first mixed martial arts bout at age 18. He has an undefeated record in seven MMA matches, while also holding a 20–0 record in kickboxing matches.[27] He has a tattoo of his son's name, "Naymin", inscribed around his front neck.[27]

Johnson was arrested for domestic assault on June 7, 2014 after allegedly hitting and choking his wife, Callie, at their home.[28] On June 30, 2014, the domestic assault case against Johnson was dismissed after his wife failed to appear in court.[29] The couple later divorced, with Callie gaining custody of their son.[30]

References[edit]

  1. ^James Johnson NBA Stats
  2. ^ abJames Johnson Bio
  3. ^James Johnson – Yahoo! Sports
  4. ^BULLS ASSIGN JAMES JOHNSON TO D-LEAGUE
  5. ^Johnson rejoins Bulls after NBDL stint
  6. ^"Raptors Acquire Johnson From Chicago". NBA.com. February 22, 2011. Retrieved January 13, 2014. 
  7. ^"KINGS ACQUIRE JAMES JOHNSON". NBA.com. July 16, 2012. Retrieved January 13, 2014. 
  8. ^Atlanta Hawks fill up their training camp roster
  9. ^Atlanta Hawks waive James Johnson
  10. ^VIPERS SELECT JOHNSON AND HUNT IN FIRST ROUND OF NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE DRAFTArchived 2015-05-18 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^James Johnson D-League Stats
  12. ^Grizzlies sign James Johnson
  13. ^Raptors Sign James Johnson
  14. ^James Johnson Cocks the Hammer and Explodes on the Rim
  15. ^Raptors hand Pistons 12th straight home loss
  16. ^[1] Raptors’ James Johnson maturing into role (Sportsnet.ca 1-12-2015 Michael Grange)
  17. ^[2] Toronto Raptors dunk prompts charitable campaign (Toronto Metro News 1/12/2015 Gilbert Ngabo)
  18. ^Brewer's 26 leads Rockets over Raptors 98-76
  19. ^"HEAT Announce Free Agent Signings". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 10, 2016. Retrieved July 11, 2016. 
  20. ^Pineda, Matt (July 10, 2016). "Heat add James Johnson on 1-year, $4 million deal". HotHotHoops.com. Retrieved July 15, 2016. 
  21. ^"Heat vs. Magic – Box Score". ESPN.com. October 26, 2016. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  22. ^"Johnson scores 26, Heat beat lowly Nets for 13th straight". ESPN.com. February 10, 2017. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  23. ^"Dragic, Heat top Hornets 112-99; pull into tie for 8th place". ESPN.com. April 5, 2017. Retrieved April 5, 2017. 
  24. ^"HEAT Re-Signs James Johnson". NBA.com. July 7, 2017. Retrieved July 7, 2017. 
  25. ^"Son of Samoa makes it big at Wake Forest". samoanewsonline.com. June 22, 2009. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. 
  26. ^James Johnson – Samoan Bios
  27. ^ abThey Call Him Bloodsport: James Johnson Kicks His Way Into the NBA
  28. ^Grizzlies' James Johnson arrested
  29. ^James Johnson's Domestic Assault Case DismissedArchived 2014-11-07 at the Wayback Machine.
  30. ^Raptors’ James Johnson maturing into role

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