| Birthdate: 4/10/1984
| Birthplace: San Antonio, TX
| Team: Atlanta Hawks
| College: Cal State San Bernardino
| NBA Experience: 1
| Owned/Started%: 3/1 | Average Draft Position: 155.00
News: Hawks forward Ivan Johnson turned in one of his more complete stat lines of the season during Saturday's contest against the Magic. Johnson, who earned his second straight start with Al Horford dealing with an illness, matched his career high by finishing with 21 points. He went 7 of 14 from the field in the 97-88 win and also added 10 rebounds, three steals, one assist and a block to his stat line, while logging 34 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Johnson has been seeing some extended run of late, but his usual production has been no where near what he did on Saturday. In fact, Johnson was averaging just 6.7 points and 4.0 rebounds over his previous six games, which isn't going to help many out at this point. While Johnson could be a useful option for owners in daily formats when he earns a spot start, he should continue to be ignored in the majority of seasonal leagues.
News: Hawks power forward Ivan Johnson returned to action Saturday against the Nets after missing some time due to a dislocated finger. He scored nine points and hauled in seven rebounds while playing 19 minutes off the bench. Johnson also posted an assist, a steal and a block in the 93-80 loss. He went 4 for 9 from the field and made 1 of 2 free throws.
Analysis: Johnson entered Saturday averaging just 5.4 points and 3.2 rebounds on the year. Continue to ignore him in the majority of Fantasy formats, healthy or not.
News: Hawks forward Ivan Johnson was ruled out for Friday's game against the Celtics because of a dislocated finger, the Boston Globe reports. It's unclear exactly when Johnson suffered the injury and there is no set timetable for his return.
Analysis: Johnson has averaged just 5.4 points and 3.2 rebounds per game this season so his absence is not a massive loss for Atlanta. In addition, the 28-year-old appears to be on the outside of the team's rotation again and surpassed 10 minutes only once in his past six games played. Fantasy owners should continue to ignore him in all formats even when he does return to the court.
News: Hawks forward Ivan Johnson earned his second consecutive start but only saw 18 minutes of action Friday night against the Celtics. Johnson was on the floor for the game's first eight minutes before he went to the bench. The 28-year-old did not return to the court until the third quarter and finished with just 11 points, a rebound and an assist in a 123-111 double overtime victory while going 5 of 8 from the field.
Analysis: Head coach Larry Drew wanted to roll with the hot hand, especially since Johnson notched a double-double his last time out, but was quick to pull the leash and send him back to the bench. The move wasn't easy for Drew now that Zaza Pachulia and Al Horford are both back in action. We don't expect Johnson to remain the starter, so consider him just a low-end Fantasy option in the deepest of formats moving forward.
News: Hawks forward Ivan Johnson made a rare impact in the box score Wednesday against the Bobcats, as both Zaza Pachulia and Al Horford sat with injuries. He played 32 minutes as a starter, scoring 12 points on 4 of 11 shooting. He added at rebounds, while dishing out three assists in a 104-92 win. He filled the box score out with three steals and a blocked shot, as well.
Analysis: Johnson has been a solid provider of energy and defense for the Hawks since signing as a free agent last season, and his impact has rarely shown up in the stat sheet. He has now scored in double figures in just six games this season, and has done so in consecutive games just once. The only way Johnson would be a relevant Fantasy option is if Pachulia and Horford missed significant time. At this point, he remains just a low-end reserve in deeper formats.
News: Atlanta power forward Ivan Johnson only saw eight minutes on Monday in a win over Minnesota. He was pretty efficient with his minimal time on the court. Johnson scored eight points on 3 of 3 from the field and 2 of 2 from the free throw line. He grabbed three rebounds and added an assist and a steal for the Hawks.
Analysis: Johnson has been seeing very minimal minutes on the court of late, averaging 10 per game over his last five contests. He normally sees a little more than that, but Mike Scott has been playing well. Johnson is just a low-end Fantasy option in all formats.
News: Atlanta power forward Ivan Johnson came up big late during Friday's contest against the Jazz. With the Hawks up three points with under a minute to play, Johnson blocked a layup attempt from Paul Millsap to help seal the win. He scored 13 points on 6 of 10 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds in a 103-95 victory. He also added a steal and a block while logging 26 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Johnson has five points, four rebounds and a blocked shot all in the fourth quarter to give the Hawks a spark off the bench Friday night. It was only the fifth time that the 28-year-old has scored in double figures this season. He is averaging 5.0 points and 3.0 rebounds over his last five games and is still way too inconsistent for Fantasy owners to trust. He has marginal value in only the deepest of Fantasy formats heading into Week 12 (Jan. 14-20).
News: Hawks power forward Ivan Johnson returned to action Saturday night against the Pacers despite dealing with an illness. With Josh Smith sidelined with a hip injury, Johnson picked up the pace a bit as he scored six points and grabbed six rebounds in a 109-100 victory. He also added three steals and a blocked shot while logging 15 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Even with Smith hurt, Johnson only logged in 15 minutes of work. In fact, he has logged in 20-plus minutes of game action just three times this season and not since Dec. 15, coincidentally, the last time he scored in double figures. With Smith listed as day to day and expected back soon, Johnson has marginal value in deeper Fantasy options moving forward.
News: Hawks power forward Ivan Johnson needed four stitches between his right pinkie and fourth finger Tuesday night in Washington. Johnson left the game and went to the locker room, but was able to return through his injury.
Analysis: Johnson is one tough big man for Atlanta, though not necessarily a major Fantasy option. He's been playing well with minutes, but averages under 15 per game on the year. Johnson has low-end Fantasy value at this time.
News: Hawks forward Ivan Johnson had a productive performance off the bench Wednesday against the Warriors. He scored 15 points in 22 minutes on the court in the 92-88 loss. He was an efficient 7 for 8 from the field and converted 1 of 4 free throws. Johnson also chipped in with four rebounds and two steals in the defeat.
Analysis: Johnson saw more playing time Wednesday with Al Horford inactive but usually does not have a huge role for the Hawks. While an injury could change that, continue to ignore the 28-year-old in the majority of Fantasy formats at this point.
News: Hawks forward Ivan Johnson was back with the team on Sunday against Toronto, after missing the previous game for a suspension. The Hawks seemed to put the issue behind them immediately, as he played 30 minutes and finished tied for second on the team in scoring. He also added seven rebounds, three assists and three steals, as the Hawks lost to the Raptors, 102-86.
Analysis: Johnson has been seeing more playing time recently, so it was good to see him get right back to work following the suspension. He has now scored in double figures in three of five games in April, and he is averaging 11.0 points and 4.8 rebounds in that time. Fantasy owners should not consider him a viable option in all but the deepest formats moving forward.
News: Hawks forward Ivan Johnson was sent home on Friday for conduct detrimental to the team, according to the team's official website. Johnson reportedly was involved in a verbal altercation on the bench during Wednesday's loss to the Celtics. He is expected to re-join the team in time for Sunday's contest against the Raptors.
Analysis: Johnson was given a one-game suspension for his actions and also fined an undisclosed amount. The 27-year-old rookie had been seeing increased minutes over the past few games and scored in double figures in two of his last three games. However, at this point in the season, Johnson should not be owned in the majority of formats.
News: After missing Wednesday's game to be with his wife for the birth of his son, Hawks forward Ivan Johnson returned to the court on Friday. He came off the bench to score five points in 21 minutes. He shot 2 for 6 from the field and went 1 for 2 at the foul line. Johnson added seven boards and one assist in Atlanta's 93-84 win.
Analysis: Johnson can give the Hawks a boost off the bench most nights, but doesn't do enough to warrant much Fantasy attention. Owners can keep tabs on him the remainder of the season to see if he'd be worth taking in drafts next year. For now, he's not worth owning in most formats.
News: The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Hawks coach Larry Drew said forward Ivan Johnson will return to play against the Nets on Friday. Johnson missed Wednesday's game against Cleveland due to personal reasons.
Analysis: Johnson is a low-end Fantasy option in the majority of leagues when healthy and active. Keep an eye on his status, but don't plan on using him even when he returns in most formats.
News: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Hawks forward Ivan Johnson is questionable for Wednesday's game against Cleveland due to personal reasons. Johnson recently missed three games due to personal reasons, but he has played in the past three games.
Analysis: Fantasy owners in daily leagues should use caution with Johnson in case he sits out against the Cavs. Johnson has minimal Fantasy value even when healthy and active.
News: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Hawks forward Ivan Johnson is expected to return to play Friday against the Wizards. Johnson has been out the past three games due to a family matter.
Analysis: Johnson has minimal Fantasy value even when healthy and active. Ignore him in the majority of leagues even when he returns.
News: Hawks forward Ivan Johnson missed Tuesday night's game against the Nuggets due to a family matter, according to the team's official website. Johnson also missed Sunday's game against the Kings and it remains unknown when he will re-join the team.
Analysis: Johnson is expecting the birth of his first child and also has a funeral to attend, so he could miss some time moving forward. However, the 27-year-old is merely a minimal contributor of the Hawks' bench and even less valuable to Fantasy owners. Continue to ignore him at this point in the season.
News: Hawks forward Ivan Johnson has left the Hawks in Sacramento to return to his home in San Antonio to deal with personal matters. According to NBA.com, he is expecting the birth of his first child in the next few days and he also has a funeral to attend. At this time, it is not known when he will return.
Analysis: Johnson has been a pleasant surprise for the Hawks this season, providing depth in the front court after the Al Horford injury. However he is averaging just 6.2 points and 4.2 rebounds per game over his last five, so even when he returns to the team he is not worthy of being more than a low-end Fantasy reserve.
News: Hawks F Ivan Johnson hasnt been a consistent difference maker as a rookie; however his production has been worse than usual recently, as he put up a scoreless game on Wednesday against the Suns. Johnson missed his only attempt from the field in the game while grabbing just a single rebound and one steal in seven minutes as the Hawks defeat Phoenix 101-99.
Analysis: Johnson is averaging just 3.4 points per game over his last five contests, and he hasnt been doing much to make up for it in the rebounding categories, either, as he is at 2.6 per game in that same time-span. Johnson came out of nowhere and has put up a couple of big games this season, however he has not been consistent enough to be worthy of a roster spot in all but the deepest formats.
News: Atlanta F Ivan Johnson notched 14 points and 13 rebounds during the Hawks' 98-87 loss to Philadelphia on Saturday night. It was the second double-double of the season for Jonson, who is in his first NBA season at 27 years old. He connected on 7 of 11 attempts from the field to finish with a shooting percentage of better than 60 percent (63.6) for the first time in his past seven games. Johnson logged 25 minutes of playing time.
Analysis: Johnson certainly lacks the upside of many younger rookies, but he has developed into a strong contributor on the glass recently. He has recorded at least six boards in each of his past three games (29 total), highlighted by his career high against the 76ers. Johnson's increased production also comes with a rise in playing time as he logged 20-plus minutes for the third straight game. Consider him a possible addition in deeper Fantasy formats if he continues to receive sufficient playing time.
News: Hawks F Ivan Johnson finished with five points during Tuesday night's 100-77 win over the Raptors. Johnson shot 2 of 6 from the field in the victory, and also added six rebounds, two assists and a block to his stat line, while logging 22 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Johnson continues to see a decent number of minutes off the bench for Atlanta, which has come as a bit of a surprise. Coach Larry Drew likes the energy and toughness he brings when he enters the game, although Johnson gives the Hawks more value in real life than to Fantasy owners. Unless see really starts to see a spike in production, owners are best to leave the 27-year-old on the waiver wire in most formats.
News: Hawks F Ivan Johnson continues to surprise, both with his play and with the opportunities he has received. The 27-year old rookie scored eight points on 3 of 6 shooting in 21 minutes on Wednesday, as the Hawks lost 105-83 to the Spurs. He also added three rebounds, two assists, one steal, and two blocks as he filled up the statsheet well in the loss.
Analysis: Johnson has now played at least 20 minutes in six of 15 games so far this season, and is averaging just over five points and three rebounds per game. He has given the Hawks a boost of toughness since losing Al Horford, and has helped them stay afloat without their star forward. However Johnson gives the Hawks more value in real life than to Fantasy owners, so he is only worth a roster spot in deeper leagues at this point.
News: Hawks F Ivan Johnson was not much of a factor during Monday afternoon's contest against the Raptors. Johnson finished with just four points in the 93-84 win, on 1 of 3 shooting from the field. He did make both of his free-throw attempts and also chipped in with a pair of rebounds, while logging 22 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Johnson continues to see a decent number of minutes off the bench for the Hawks as coach Larry Drew likes the energy he brings to the game. However, the 27-year-old's production has been very inconsistent recently. He is averaging just 6.2 points and 4.6 rebounds over his last five contests and is shooting 30 percent from the field over that stretch. Unless he can get his scoring somewhere close to double figures on nightly basis, Johnson should only be considered a low-end option in deeper mixed formats.
News: Hawks F Ivan Johnson had a total of nine minutes played at the NBA level heading into Thursdays game against the Heat. He would more than double that, receiving 21 minutes off the bench and scoring 13 points while grabbing four rebounds to provide the Hawks with much-needed energy off the bench in a game they would lose 116-109 in triple overtime. Coach Larry Drew said he turned to the little-used Johnson because he was "really searching" for players who showed "a sense of urgency." Despite his surprisingly strong performance, he did foul out while producing five turnovers in the limited action.
Analysis: Johnson is a 27-year old rookie who bounced around international leagues and the NBA Developmental League before finding a place with the Hawks in training camp. He exhibited great energy for the Hawks off the bench and surely opened many eyes with his play on a nationally-televised game. But Fantasy owners shouldnt go running to grab him just yet. If he carves out a place in the Hawks rotation, maybe he can emerge as a useful option, but hes far too much of an unknown right now to even consider picking up.