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About Dale Johnson - RotoBaller

Dale Johnson - RotoBaller Dale Johnson is born and raised in New Jersey. He recently graduated from George Mason University (class of '17) and moved to Northern Virginia. Dale fell in love with basketball in 2003 when his all-time favorite player, Dwyane Wade, was drafted. Ever since then, basketball has been his favorite sport and the Heat has been his go-to NBA team. Other interests include gaming, working out and 80s music. Follow him on twitter (@dmjohnsonnn)

Dale Johnson - RotoBaller has written 193 articles so far, you can find them below.


Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal continued his All-Star caliber season in the win over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. Beal scored 26 points on 7-for-12 shooting with four three-pointers in a team-high 40 minutes. Beal completed his full line with three rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block. Beal is in position... Read More

Washington Wizards small forward Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 26 points on 9-for-14 shooting in Friday night's win against the Detroit Pistons, marking his seventh consecutive double-digit scoring effort. The third-year forward has been impressive over that stretch, averaging 16.3 points on 57.4 percent from the field and 52.6 percent from three-point range. Oubre has also... Read More

Otto Porter Bounces Back

Washington Wizards small forward Otto Porter returned to form in Friday night's win over the Detroit Pistons. Porter finished with 16 points, going 4-for-5 from the three-point line, while contributing seven rebounds, three assists, four steals and zero turnovers in 38 minutes. Owners can breathe a sigh of relief as the fifth-year forward was coming into... Read More

Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell (knee) has been sidelined since mid-November following knee surgery and is tentatively expected to return Friday night against the Miami Heat. Russell will most likely have a minutes restriction due to the lengthy injury, but his return will bump Spencer Dinwiddie back to the bench. Coach Kenny Atkinson has... Read More

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose (knee) will make his long-awaited return Thursday night against the Orlando Magic after missing the last two months with a knee injury. The Cavs confirmed Rose will work with the second unit on a minutes restriction Thursday and see how his injury responds. This is good news for Cleveland... Read More

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (illness) will start over the injured point guard Kyrie Irving (shoulder) in Thursday night's game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Irving was questionable coming into the contest with a sore shoulder, but head coach Brad Stevens has decided to be cautious with their star and sit him out Thursday. Smart was... Read More

Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (ankle) has officially been ruled out for Wednesday night's game against the Denver Nuggets. Jordan's ankle is still bothering him, as the swelling has not subsided, and head coach Doc Rivers has not put a timetable on his return. The Clippers will start forward/center Willie Reed again, while forward... Read More

Golden State Warriors forward/center Jordan Bell (ankle) was carted off in a wheelchair Wednesday night against the Chicago Bulls and will not return. Bell went up for a block on Robin Lopez and landed awkwardly on his leg just minutes into the game. X-rays came back negative, so Bell is tentatively diagnosed with a sprained... Read More

New York Knicks shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (rest) will return Wednesday night against the Memphis Grizzlies but will come off the bench. The Knicks are sticking with the same starters as last game as they use caution with THJ. Hardaway's return will lower Courtney Lee's usage, while Michael Beasley is expected to rarely see... Read More

Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson (ankle) will be in street clothes for Wednesday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Johnson suffered an ankle injury Monday against the Chicago Bulls and was doubtful coming into the game. The high-flying forward Derrick Jones will make another start in Johnson's absence but is a risky option for DFS. Instead,... Read More

Kawhi Leonard Out Indefinitely

The San Antonio Spurs have announced forward Kawhi Leonard (quadriceps) is out indefinitely and will miss Wednesday night's contest against the Brooklyn Nets. Leonard's quad has not responded the way the Spurs would have liked, and they are sidelining him for rehabilitation. Head coach Gregg Popovich and the Spurs do expect Leonard to return at... Read More

The Houston Rockets will be without guard/forwards Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green for the next two games following their involvement in Monday night's incident with the Los Angeles Clippers. Notable players James Harden, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin have all avoided discipline from the league. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute is the likely candidate to enter the... Read More

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball (knee) will remain on the sideline for Wednesday night's primetime contest against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Ball will miss his second straight game with a knee injury and is in danger of missing a third Friday night against the Indiana Pacers, according to head coach Luke Walton. Tyler... Read More

The Toronto Raptors are being cautious with guard Fred VanVleet (knee) and he will sit out Wednesday night against the Detroit Pistons. VanVleet suffered a bruised knee in Monday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers, but it does not appear to be serious. The 18 minutes VanVleet was receiving per game will likely be divided between... Read More

Memphis Grizzlies centers Marc Gasol (illness) and Brendan Wright (illness) are out for Wednesday night's contest against the New York Knicks, leaving Memphis very thin in the front court. Gasol was questionable coming into the night with an illness and feels unable to play, while Wright is a surprise scratch with no report of the... Read More

Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (concussion) will miss his first game of his young career Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Clippers. Murray took a blow to the head from teammate Mason Plumlee in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's game against the Dallas Mavericks and stayed in the game. According to Nuggets writer Harrison Wind,... Read More

Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard J.J. Redick (leg) left Monday's win against the Toronto Raptors but will return sooner rather than later. Redick suffered a leg contusion late Monday and was unable to finish the game after playing 27 minutes. However, Redick and the Sixers appear to have avoided a major blow, as he will not... Read More

Utah Jazz small forward Thabo Sefolosha (knee) has decided to undergo season-ending knee surgery to repair his MCL. Sefolosha injured his knee Friday against the Charlotte Hornets and was leaning towards the surgery, but Utah has officially announced he will undergo the procedure. In Sefolosha's absence Monday night, the Jazz used a committee at the power... Read More

Houston Rockets forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (shoulder) will return Monday night against the Los Angeles Clippers after missing a month with a shoulder injury. The Rockets will likely ease Mbah a Moute back into game action due to the lengthy absence, but a minutes restriction has not been officially reported. Mbah a Moute's... Read More

Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday night's contest against the Houston Rockets and will miss more time. Head coach Doc Rivers stated that Jordan is expected to miss at least one more game, which rules him out for Wednesday against the Denver Nuggets with potential to miss even... Read More

Kelly Olynyk Big Off The Bench

Miami Heat forward/center Kelly Olynyk has been coming off the pine lately but showed up Monday against the Chicago Bulls. Olynyk scored 21 points on 9-for-16 shooting with eight assists, three rebounds and a three-pointer in 28 minutes. The eight dimes set a new season high for Olynyk, while the 21 points were the most... Read More

Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson (ankle) went down hard in the third quarter of Monday's loss against the Chicago Bulls and had to be carried off the court. After the game, it was revealed Johnson's X-rays came back negative, and he was diagnosed with a sprained ankle. Backup shooting guard Wayne Ellington immediately picked up... Read More

Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic's late-game heroics were not enough as Miami fell to the Chicago Bulls Monday, snapping their seven-game win streak. The Iron Shoulder was balling down the stretch, scoring 11 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter before fouling out just ahead of the final whistle. Dragic also contributed nine... Read More

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside was benched for most of Monday's loss against the Chicago Bulls, ending Miami's seven-game win streak. Whiteside finished with just nine points and eight rebounds and two blocks in 20 minutes of play. He did not pick up a single foul, but just seemed out of place and could not... Read More

Miami Heat guard/forward Josh Richardson did a little bit of everything Monday against the Chicago Bulls. Richardson contributed 11 points, six assists, five rebounds, three three-pointers, two steals and two blocks in 32 minutes. Rook 2, as Dwyane Wade used to call him, has been creeping into the coveted 1-1-1 group of fantasy players that... Read More

Washington Wizards small forward Kelly Oubre Jr. has been a scoring machine off the bench lately. Oubre scored 19 points on 5-for-9 shooting with five rebounds, three three-pointers and a block in 35 minutes. Oubre has put together a nice string of performances, scoring in double digits in the past five games and shooting 55.3... Read More

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall posted a big yet inefficient line in Monday's loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Wall only shot 7-for-22 from the field but contributed 27 points, nine assists, three rebounds, three steals and two blocks in 41 minutes. Wall also shot 12-for-13 from the free throw line, his first time making... Read More

Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal could not take care of the ball in Monday's loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Beal coughed up the ball a total of seven times in 41 minutes. Beal also contributed 19 points, three rebounds, three assists, a three-pointer and a block. The turnovers were the most since Beal committed... Read More

Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic led the team to their seventh straight win Sunday over the Milwaukee Bucks. Dragic posted a game-high 25 points with four three-pointers, three rebounds, two assists and a steal in 33 minutes. Over the past seven games, all wins, Dragic is averaging 21.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting, 6.9... Read More

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside showed he doesn't need a ton of minutes to produce, posting another double-double in Sunday's win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Whiteside scored 15 points on 5-for-6 shooting with 10 rebounds, two steals and four blocks in only 25 minutes. Whiteside ended up closing this game, but his sub-30 minutes of... Read More

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