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11 Wesley Johnson SF
Height/Weight: 6-7/215 | Birthdate: 7/11/1987 | Birthplace: Corsicana, TX | Team: Los Angeles Lakers | College: Syracuse | NBA Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 22/10 | Average Draft Position: 151.78
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Lakers' Wesley Johnson trying to be more consistent


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2015) On Feb. 20, Lakers forward Wesley Johnson was benched. Coach Byron Scott decided to send Johnson a message with a DNP-CD. 

Message received. The next game, Johnson hit nine of 11 shots for a career-high 22 points. 

“I should sit him down again and not play him," Scott told Mark Medina of the LA Daily News. "He seems to come back and play better. ... If I do that every other game, he’ll probably average about 20.”

That inconsistency is part of the problem that Johnson is trying to solve. 

“We all have problems trying to understand Wesley. For three or four games, he plays terrific. The next game he’s not there,” Scott said. “If he thought about going out and saying, ‘I’m going to prove myself every single night,’ maybe he would be a different player.”

Johnson will be a free agent after the season and hopes to return to the Lakers. He knows that his ability to give a reliable performance every night will help make the team's decision easier. 

“I’m not always being aggressive,” Johnson said. “I’m trying to feel the game. (Scott) tells me to disrupt the game and take over.”


Lakers' Wesley Johnson goes for 22 points


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) Lakers forward Wesley Johnson scored 22 points on Sunday against the Celtics.

Johnson shot 9-11 from the field, including 2-3 from beyond the arc. He hit both of his free throws. Johnson also added five rebounds, two assists and two steals during the contest. 


Lakers' Wesley Johnson suffers mild ankle sprain Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/4/2015) Lakers guard Wesley Johnson sustained a mild right ankle sprain during Wednesday's game against the Bucks, according to the team's official website.

Johnson had to head to the locker room to receive treatment and get the ankle taped. He was able to return.


Wesley Johnson makes strong return from hip injury


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/12/2015) Returning after missing three games with a hip injury, Lakers small forward Wesley Johnson led the team with 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting in Sunday's home loss to the Trail Blazers. Johnson drilled 3 of 5 from beyond the arc and added four rebounds and three assists.

He'll face the Heat on Tuesday.


Lakers' Wesley Johnson cleared to play Sunday vs. Trail Blazers


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2015) Lakers forward Wesley Johnson has been cleared to play in Sunday’s game against the Trail Blazers, the team announced.

Johnson will start after missing the last three games while dealing with a hip injury. In 34 games, Johnson is averaging 9.4 points and 3.7 rebounds. The Lakers are 6-point underdogs.


Lakers' Wesley Johnson 50/50 to play Sunday against Portland


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/10/2015) Lakers guard Wesley Johnson is considered "50/50" for Sunday's game against the Trail Blazers, coach Byron Scott said Saturday.

"(He's) probably 50/50, but what I saw today he looked pretty good," Scott said. 

Johnson has missed the Lakers last three games because of a hip injury. He is averaging 9.4 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.

The Lakers are currently 5 1/2-point underdogs against the Trail Blazers.


Wesley Johnson out Friday, Nick Young expected to play for Lakers


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2015) Lakers forward Wesley Johnson will not play Friday against the Magic with a hip injury, according to the L.A. Daily News. Johnson is going to be evaluated again on Friday and could return Sunday. He is averaging 9.4 points and 3.7 rebounds in 34 games this year.

Meanwhile, Nick Young is expected to play while dealing with a knee injury. Young missed practice Thursday with a sore knee, but appears ready to go. 

Young is averaging 14.7 points and 2.5 rebounds in 26 games this year.

The Lakers are 3-point favorites against the Magic Friday.


Lakers forward Johnson listed as questionable for Friday's game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2015) Lakers forward Wesley Johnson is being listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Magic, per the Los Angeles Daily News. Johnson has missed the last two games due to a hip injury.

Lakers list Wayne Ellington, Nick Young as probable starters


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/5/2015) With Kobe Bryant (rest) and Wesley Johnson (hip) sitting out, Lakers shooting guard Wayne Ellington and small forward Nick Young are listed as probable starters Monday at Portland, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Young is averaging 15.0 points in 25 minutes per game, while Ellington is chipping in 6.8 points in 17.8 minutes.


Lakers F Wesley Johnson's injury 'didn't look good'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/5/2015) Lakers small forward Wesley Johnson is getting an MRI on the strained right hip flexor he suffered Sunday night. The njury "didn't look good," coach Byron Scott told the Los Angeles Daily News.

“I’m not going to speculate on how many games or how much time he’ll be out right now. But talking to our trainer, it didn’t look good,” Scott said. “We just have to wait and see and hope for the best.”

Ryan Kelly is expected to replace Johnson in the starting lineup Monday night at Portland.


Lakers' Wesley Johnson leaves with strained hip flexor


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/4/2015) Lakers forward Wesley Johnson left Sunday's game due to a strained hip flexor, according to ESPN.

Johnson will not return to the contest. He's already been ruled out for Monday's game in Portland, and will have an MRI to evaluate the severity of the injury on Monday. Johnson played 12 minutes before leaving. He did not score any points. 


Lakers F Wesley Johnson expected to play vs. Kings


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2014) Lakers forward Wesley Johnson missed another practice on Saturday with a stomach issue, but is expected to play Sunday against the Kings, according to the team's official website. Johnson has appeared in all 26 games this season for Los Angeles, averaging 8.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists while shooting 42.5 percent from the field and 35.6 percent from downtown over that span.

Lakers' Wesley Johnson misses practice Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) Lakers forward Wesley Johnson is dealing with a stomach issue and was not able to practice Wednesday, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Johnson is averaging 8.4 points and 3.5 rebounds through 22 games this season. The Lakers next play Friday at San Antonio.


Lakers announce lineup; Ronnie Price upgraded to probable


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2014) The Lakers announced their starting lineup for Tuesday's season opener against the Rockets. It will be Jeremy Lin, Kobe Bryant, Wesley Johnson, Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill. The team also announced Ronnie Price (knee) has been upgraded to probable.

Byron Scott getting close to finalizing starting five


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Lakers coach Byron Scott told the Los Angeles Daily News Wednesday he has penciled in four of the five spots for the team's starting lineup, with only the small forward spot left the fill.

Scott plans to start Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill together this season, with Wesley Johnson or Nick Young being considered for the small forward spot. That means rookie Julius Randle and newly acquired guard Jeremy Lin will come off the bench, and he is leaning toward bring Nick Young off the bench as well.


Wesley Johnson re-signs with Lakers for one year


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) The Lakers announced the re-signing of forward Wesley Johnson Monday, though terms of the deal have not yet been announced.

Johnson appeared in 79 games for the injury-bitten Lakers last season, and put together the most productive season of his career as a result. He averaged 9.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. 


Wesley Johnson limited to seven points in return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) Lakers forward Wesley Johnson (illness) practiced Saturday and returned to action on Sunday against the Magic, scoring just seven points in a 103-94 win.

Johnson shot 2 of 7 from the floor, including 1 of 3 from downtown, and 2 of 2 from the free throw line. He also chipped in with two rebounds, two assists and one block while logging 21 minutes of game action. He is averaging 8.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists over his last five games.

Wesley Johnson expected back Sunday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2014)  Lakers forward Wesley Johnson missed Friday's game due to an illness, but that should be all the time he misses. The team's official twitter account reports he was able to practice Saturday, and is expected to be back in the starting lineup Sunday against the Magic.

Johnson is averaging 8.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game in eight games during the month of March. 


Upper respiratory infection keeps Wesley Johnson out vs. Wizards


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2014) Lakers forward Wesley Johnson will miss Friday's contest against the Wizards due to an upper respiratory infection, according to Los Angeles Daily News.

Johnsonis averaging 9.2 points and 4.1 rebounds over 66 games this season. His next chance to play will come Sunday against the Magic.

Wesley Johnson plays through foul trouble


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2014) Lakers forward Wesley Johnson managed to remain productive despite getting into quick foul trouble Tuesday, in a 118-98 loss to the Pacers.

Johnson was limited to 25 minutes of action due to his five fouls, but put up solid numbers when he played. He scored 15 points on 5 of 10 shooting and added five rebounds, one steal and one block in the loss.

It isn't saying much, but Johnson is enjoying the best season of his career under Mike D'Antoni in Los Angeles. The former No. 4 overall pick is averaging a career-high 9.2 points per game. 


Lakers shake up starting five


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(2/11/2014) Flexibility is key when dealing with injuries, so the Lakers have decided to go with the flow as far as their limited rotation is concerned. Los Angeles will send out Steve Nash, Steve Blake, Wesley Johnson, Shawne Williams and Chris Kaman against the Jazz Tuesday night, according to the team website. 

Kaman earned the starting spot by scoring 27 points against Chicago, and Nash confirmed that he'll play despite injuring his knee last time out. 


Wesley Johnson just misses double-double Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/4/2014) Lakers forward Wesley Johnson came one rebound shy of a double-double Tuesday, scoring 15 points on 7 of 16 shooting and grabbing nine rebounds in his team's 109-99 loss to the Timberwolves.

Johnson played 38 minutes after Jodie Meeks was injured early on, and he delivered two blocks and one assist in addition to his near double-double. He has averaged 8.4 points and 3.8 rebounds over 47 games played.


Wesley Johnson a non-factor in OT loss to Bulls


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2014) Lakers forward Wesley Johnson was a non-factor in Monday's contest against the Bulls.

Johnson missed all four of his field goal attempts, three of them which came from downtown. He made 1 of his 2 free throw attempts and finished with one point and one rebound while logging 14 minutes of game action in a 102-100 overtime loss.

Johnson has combined for only nine points in his past two games. He has averaged 11.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists over his last five games.

Wesley Johnson posts first career double-double


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2014) Lakers forward Wesley Johnson made his presence felt in the paint, as he notched his first career double-double Friday night against the Celtics in Boston.

Johnson went 3 of 7 shooting from the field, including 3 of 5 from downtown, and 2 of 4 from the free throw line. He finished the game with 11 points and 11 assists in a 107-104 victory. He also chipped in with three assists, two blocks and one steal while logging 38 minutes of game action.

Johnson has averaged 14.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists over his last five games played.

Wesley Johnson producing in starting role


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2014) Lakers forward Wesley Johnson is getting plenty of playing time recently as a result of injuries, as he scored in double figures for the third time in four games Wednesday against the Rockets.

Johnson didn't shoot the ball en route to 10 points Wednesday, as he finished 4 of 13 from the field. He did make a pair of 3-pointers on five attempts, while adding four rebounds, three assists and three steals in a 113-99 loss.

Johnson has appeared in each of the team's last four games, averaging 28.5 minutes per game. He is putting up 10.0 points on 45.9 percent shooting in that span, with 3.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.