|Date of Birth||6/29/1981|
|Height, Weight||6'7", 240 lbs|
|From||Little Rock, AR|
|Drafted||2001 - Rd 1 by BOS|
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Johnson had nine points (2-9 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), three rebounds and one steal in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 100-91 victory over Sacramento.
Johnson made his Rockets debut Wednesday, appearing rusty but still seeing good minutes. He should be able to carve out a nice role off the bench but will see his time take a hit upon Trevor Ariza's (hamstring) return. Even on his new team, he remains an option only in the deeper formats, barring any major injuries to those players above him in the rotation.
Joe Johnson scored nine points Wednesday, going 2 of 9 from the field, as the Houston Rockets topped the Sacramento Kings 100-91. Johnson grabbed three rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +1 in his 31:18 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Johnson went 1 of 5 from 3-point range.
Johnson is available to make his debut for the Rockets on Wednesday.
Johnson figures to be one of the Rockets' top players off the bench, so keep an eye on this situation.
Johnson will be available for Wednesday's game against the Kings, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
While Johnson reached a buyout agreement with the Kings over the weekend, he had to wait to officially clear waivers before signing with the Rockets. With that process now complete, Johnson will be an option off the bench for coach Mike D'Antoni, but his role will likely be somewhat limited. That said, should the game turn into a blowout, it's certainly possible Johnson could see some extended run with the second unit.
Johnson won't be available for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Johnson still has yet to officially sign with the Rockets, so as expected, he won't be ready to take the court Tuesday. The Rockets play next on Wednesday vs. the Kings, though it remains to be seen if everything will be fully completed in time for Johnson to make his Rockets debut then. For that reason, we may have to wait until after the All-Star break for Johnson to play, but continue to monitor the situation for the time being.