Cameron Johnson Playing Status Tonight vs Timberwolves on Jan 25

Brooklyn Nets forward Cameron Johnson, who has missed eight games this season due to a left shoulder contusion, has been upgraded to available for the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
‣ Johnson is averaging 14 points, 4.6 rebounds, a career-high 2.6 assists, and 28.5 minutes per game this season, with a shooting percentage of 45.3% from the floor and 39.9% from 3-point range.
‣ Despite Johnson’s return, the Nets still hold 24th-ranked odds to win this season’s championship according to several NBA betting sites.

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Hey, get this. Brooklyn Nets forward Cameron Johnson? Yeah, the one with the left shoulder contusion. He’s back in the game for Thursday night’s face-off with Minnesota Timberwolves. He’s been out of the game for eight rounds this season, but he’s back now.

Johnson’s been averaging 14 points, 4.6 rebounds, and a career-high 2.6 assists in the 35 games he’s started this season. He’s also been on the court for an average of 28.5 minutes per game. His shooting? Not too shabby. He’s hitting 45.3% from the floor, 39.9% from 3-point range, and 71.4% at the foul line, which is a career low for him.

Now, let’s talk odds. According to a couple of NBA betting sites, the Nets are sitting at a 24th-ranked chance to win this season’s championship. Teams like the Indiana Pacers, Orlando Magic, and Atlanta Hawks are looking at better odds.

In a tweet, Erik Slater confirmed that Cam Johnson is available for the game against Minnesota.

Remember the Nets’ 118-112 win over the Detroit Pistons on Dec. 26? Johnson, the UNC product, recorded a season-high 24 points, two rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 27 minutes of action. He also notched a career-high six assists in a 118-109 victory against the Chicago Bulls on Nov. 26 and in a 125-114 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers this past Sunday.

There’s more. Ben Simmons (hip), Day’Ron Sharpe (knee), and Dariq Whitehead (foot) all from Brooklyn’s team remain out indefinitely. The Nets’ recent performance has been a bit shaky. They’re 2-8 in their last 10 games and 4-2 in their past six matchups with Minnesota.

Brooklyn’s track record hasn’t been too hot either. They’re only 1-6 in their previous seven contests. They’ve also lost four out of their last five home games. And they haven’t managed to cover the spread in their past five home games against the Timberwolves.

On the Minnesota side, Mike Conley (illness) is a maybe, and Jaylen Clark (Achilles) is a no-go. The Timberwolves are 6-4 in their last 10 games.

The Wolves have been doing pretty well in their recent meetings with Eastern Conference opponents, with a 9-4 record in their past 13 games. They’ve also won their last five straight games played on a Thursday.

The point total for the Timberwolves has gone over in four of their previous six games against an Atlantic Division team. NBA sportsbooks show Minnesota as a 3.5-point favorite on the road. According to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index, the Wolves hold a 53.3% chance of defeating the Nets tonight.

James Shotwell
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