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James Johnson
James Johnson
Position: F
Born: 02/20/87
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Salary: $13,734,000
Two days after Whiteside vented about his lack of playing time in that March 30 rant, several Heat players spoke to him about that misstep in a pre-practice gathering in the presence of all players and coaches, Udonis Haslem revealed. Haslem said he and the team’s other captains — James Johnson and Goran Dragic — each spoke in that meeting after Erik Spoelstra did. Whiteside also was given a chance to speak and was apologetic. Haslem said he and Spoelstra decided before practice how they would deal with the situation, after Whiteside already had been fined.
Dwyane Wade, Goran Dragic and James Johnson all will return to the Heat (43-36) lineup tonight against the Knicks (27-51) after each took off Wednesday in Atlanta to rest various ailments. Many believe the Heat would be better trying to fall out of the sixth spot and slip to seventh where they would face Boston, which will be be without All-Star Kyrie Irving and Marcus Smart. But not the Heat. “We still have something to play for,” coach Erik Spoelstra said. “That’s why everybody is playing tonight.”