12:27 PM EST, Sat January 21, 2017

James Johnson's assists adding up for Miami Heat

Eighteen assists over a two-game span generally aren't what you expect from your backup power forward. But for the Miami Heat little has been as expected with the revelation that James Johnson has become. To coach Erik Spoelstra, it has been about unlocking Johnson's possibilities. "That's' one...
FOX Sports Jan 14, 2017
James Johnson was the Miami Heat's point guard for a night... sort of

James Johnson was the Miami Heat's point guard for a night... sort of

Miami Heat forwardJames Johnson continued his stellar play on Friday night, but it wasn't enough to beat the surging Milwaukee Bucks.Welcome to the Hot Hand, where after every Miami Heat game win or loss we recognize the player who best put his stamp on the game.The Miami Heat finally fin...
FOX Sports Jan 14, 2017
James Johnson should be an offseason priority for the Miami Heat

James Johnson should be an offseason priority for the Miami Heat

A look into how James Johnson has been performing and why he deserves an extended stay with the Miami Heat when he becomes a free agent this summer.Every off-season, NBA teams have tough decisions to make. It's not whether they'll max their superstar or let him walk, that's easy. Th...
Hot Hot Hoops Jan 11, 2017
James Johnson posterizes Stephen Curry with monster dunk vs Warriors

James Johnson posterizes Stephen Curry with monster dunk vs Warriors

Curry almost erased from existence at the end of the first quarter. The Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors may occupy opposite ends in the NBA standings, but tell that to James Johnson, who closed the first quarter of Tuesday’s game by absolutely demolishing Stephen Curry with this monster dunk. We unanimously vote this as tonight's No. 1 Top Play @SportsCenter. #SCTop10 pic.twitter.com/Gm5E3pMNsL— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) January 11, 2017 Another look. pic.twitter.com/Yp7z0pM8fs— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) January 11, 2017 Maybe Curry didn’t think Johnson would make it to...
FOX Sports Jan 9, 2017
James Johnson on playing small-ball center: 'I think it helps our team'

James Johnson on playing small-ball center: 'I think it helps our team'

The Miami Heat have been able to leverage James Johnson's unique talents to give the team a different look this season.James Johnson has emerged as one of the more versatile players on the Miami Heat this season, routinely playingthe role of facilitator and rim protector and everything in bet...
NumberFire Jan 8, 2017

Josh Richardson is out Sunday for Miami

Miami Heat guard/forward Josh Richardson (sprained left foot) and forward Luke Babbitt (illness) will not play Sunday against the Los Angeles Clippers. What It Means: Richardson's injury is not as serious as originally thought, but he will sit out Sunday along with Babbitt. Wayne Ellington and Dion Waiters will be interesting value plays Sunday without Richardson, while James Johnson should continue to see heavy minutes at all three frontcourt positions. Our models project Johnson for 15.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.2 blocks over 33.4 minutes against...
NumberFire Jan 7, 2017

James Johnson stays hot for Miami on Friday

Miami Heat forward James Johnson stayed hot on Friday against the Los Angeles Lakers with 20 points, five rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes. What It Means: With the injury to Justise Winslow, Johnson is going to have to step up over the rest of the season. He can play all three frontcourt positions for the Heat, making him a valuable commodity. He has also been red hot with Hassan Whiteside out, averaging 19.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.8 blocks, 1.3 steals and 3.5 triples over his last four games. Johnson is having a career...

James Johnson says he was standing up for his teammate

James Johnson said he felt he needed to step in after the Lakers stood up to Goran Dragic.
NumberFire Jan 6, 2017

Miami's Hassan Whiteside will not play Friday

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (eye) is listed as out for Friday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers. What It Means: Whiteside has yet to rejoin his teammates on the west coast, so Willie Reed should serve as the Heat's starting center. Reed impressed in one of those games, but James Johnson has been the stronger value play when Whiteside has missed time. Our models expect Johnson to post 12.9 points, 7.0 rebounds 3.1 assists and 1.3 blocks over 30.2 minutes against the Lakers on Friday. Source: Rotoworld.com
Hot Hot Hoops Jan 4, 2017
Heat head to Sacramento to face Kings

Heat head to Sacramento to face Kings

After dropping their sixth game in a row, Miami looks to redeem themselves against the Kings. Game Story: The Heat are in a rut. After losing their sixth game in a row against the Suns, they appear mediocre and don’t look to be improving anytime soon. With that said, they might get Tyler and James Johnson tonight as they get ready to go up against the Kings. This should be an interesting one, but it remains to be seen if Miami can propel out of their slump. Projections: Daily Fantasy Basketball Projections by numberFire Broadcast Info: TV: FOX Sports Sun (Eric Reid, Tony...
Hot Hot Hoops Jan 3, 2017
RECAP: Shorthanded Heat fall to Suns

RECAP: Shorthanded Heat fall to Suns

The Miami Heat went cold and lost in Phoenix for the first time in 9 years. The Miami Heat got off to a hot start. They shot better than 65% from the field after the first quarter and had a 29-28 lead. Then they went cold, really cold and begin a slow downward spiral to another Heat loss. Phoenix won the game 99-90. Miami was already way shorthanded, with only 8 players available to play — and they all did. The Heat were without Hassan Whiteside, Justise Winslow, Josh McRoberts, Dion Waiters, Tyler Johnson, James Johnson and of course Chris Bosh. That left a lineup pretty much focused...
FOX Sports Jan 2, 2017
James Johnson continues to make his case to remain with the Miami Heat

James Johnson continues to make his case to remain with the Miami Heat

James Johnson has emerged as one of the Miami Heat's most reliable and versatile players, and should get paid this summer.James Johnson has continued his rich vein of form, albeit in a losing cause. The Miami Heat lost to the Detroit Pistons 107-98, with their record dropping to 10-25 in the ...

Heat's James Johnson won't tolerate talk of bleak outlook

This is not exactly the packing list the Miami Heat had planned, losses in eight of their last nine games as they prepare to open a six-game trip, starting Tuesday against the Phoenix Suns. And yet if you prefer to avoid conflict with Heat black-belt forward James Johnson, you might want to sidestep...

James Johnson sees opportunity for Heat on trip

James Johnson said there is no place for doom or gloom in Heat locker room.
FOX Sports Dec 31, 2016
James Johnson is the Miami Heat's most versatile player

James Johnson is the Miami Heat's most versatile player

Welcome to the Hot Hand, where after every Miami Heat win or loss we recognize the player who best put his stamp on the game.For not the first time this season, James Johnson demonstrated why he is possibly the most versatile player on the Miami Heat roster. In his latest performance, Johnson post...

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