Amir Johnson

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BOS Power Forward: 6’9, 240 lbs; 13th year, Westchester HS (CA) 

NBA Role: defensive-minded power forward 

An awesome teammate & defender, fans and coaches naturally gravitate towards Amir Johnson; impactful ‘energy guy’ – goes hard at all times, yet stays within the flow of the game while making ghost contributions that don’t end up in box scores; won’t complain about shots or minutes (throwback player in that aspect); biggest mark comes as a stopper – hedges out well when defending the PnR, keeps hands straight up when contesting interior shots; only a decent rebounder, not a natural boarding tandem w/ Al Horford; has started to add some range to his quick set shot (not a 3pt. shooter by any means yet tho); solid float game as a roll man; normally ends up outperforming his contract – one of the league’s top ‘glue guys’ – Los Angeles native has enjoyed a long NBA career as a role-playing power forward up front (studied under the likes of Rasheed & Ben Wallace whilst a teenager in Detroit)

DOG Status: Salty DOG

Signature Shot: ‘unprettier’ floater

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 76


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Career: 7.5 points/game, 5.7 rebounds/game, 58% FG

McDonald’s All-American (2005)

Avg. 10.4 points/game (2013-14)

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