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James Johnson  F  13
Current Team: Toronto Raptors
Date Of Birth: Feb 20, 1987 (27 years old)
Birthplace: Cheyenne, Wyoming (United States)
Nationality: United States
Height: 6-9 (206cm)      Weight: 245 (111kg)   
Current Agent: Mark Bartelstein
Current NBA Status: Under Contract (Toronto Raptors)
Free Agent: UFA-2016
 


Draft Entry: 2009 NBA Draft
Early Entry Info: 2009 Early Entrant
Pre-Draft Team: Wake Forest (So)
Draft Rights Trade: N/A
Draft Rights Renounced: N/A
High School: Cheyenne East High School [Cheyenne , Wyoming (United States)]

NBA

5 Years Of ServiceAll James Johnson NBA Stats & Splits

NBA Regular Season Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS Min FGM FGA FG% 3FGM 3FGA 3PT% FTM FTA FT% FIC OFF DEF Reb Ast Stl Blk PF TO Pts
2009-2010 CHI 65 11 11.6 1.5 3.2 .452 0.2 0.7 .326 0.8 1.1 .729 2.52 0.52 1.45 1.97 0.74 0.32 0.66 1.94 0.95 3.94
2010-2011 * All Teams 38 25 21.6 2.8 6.2 .456 0.2 0.9 .235 1.2 1.9 .662 6.05 0.97 2.76 3.74 2.34 0.87 0.97 2.50 1.68 7.13
2010-2011 * CHI 13 0 9.4 1.3 3.2 .415 0.2 0.7 .222 0.5 1.0 .462 2.03 0.46 1.38 1.85 1.08 0.62 0.69 1.92 1.38 3.23
2010-2011 * TOR 25 25 27.9 3.6 7.8 .464 0.2 1.0 .240 1.6 2.3 .707 8.14 1.24 3.48 4.72 3.00 1.00 1.12 2.80 1.84 9.16
2011-2012 TOR 62 40 25.2 3.8 8.4 .450 0.3 1.0 .317 1.3 1.9 .704 7.39 1.19 3.52 4.71 1.97 1.15 1.34 2.85 1.63 9.13
2012-2013 SAC 54 11 16.3 2.2 5.2 .413 0.0 0.4 .095 0.7 1.2 .597 3.54 0.91 1.78 2.69 1.07 0.76 0.93 1.83 1.26 5.11
2013-2014 MEM 52 4 18.4 2.8 5.9 .464 0.4 1.7 .253 1.5 1.7 .844 6.76 1.15 2.04 3.19 2.13 0.81 1.10 1.96 1.27 7.38
CAREER 271 91 18.4 2.6 5.7 .447 0.2 0.9 .266 1.1 1.5 .714 5.15 0.94 2.28 3.22 1.58 0.77 1.00 2.21 1.33 6.47

NBA Regular Season Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS Min FGM FGA FG% 3FGM 3FGA 3PT% FTM FTA FT% FIC OFF DEF Reb Ast Stl Blk PF TO Pts
2009-2010 CHI 65 11 757.2 95 210 .452 15 46 .326 51 70 .729 164 34 94 128 48 21 43 126 62 256
2010-2011 * All Teams 38 25 821.2 108 237 .456 8 34 .235 47 71 .662 230 37 105 142 89 33 37 95 64 271
2010-2011 * CHI 13 0 123 17 41 .415 2 9 .222 6 13 .462 26 6 18 24 14 8 9 25 18 42
2010-2011 * TOR 25 25 698 91 196 .464 6 25 .240 41 58 .707 204 31 87 118 75 25 28 70 46 229
2011-2012 TOR 62 40 1560.7 233 518 .450 19 60 .317 81 115 .704 458 74 218 292 122 71 83 177 101 566
2012-2013 SAC 54 11 878.4 117 283 .413 2 21 .095 40 67 .597 191 49 96 145 58 41 50 99 68 276
2013-2014 MEM 52 4 956.3 143 308 .464 22 87 .253 76 90 .844 352 60 106 166 111 42 57 102 66 384
CAREER 271 91 4973.8 696 1556 .447 66 248 .266 295 413 .714 1395 254 619 873 428 208 270 599 361 1753

NBA Regular Season Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
2009-2010 CHI 65 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 .058 0.77 0.34 0.33 30 35 0.462 -0.29 1.00 0.71
2010-2011 * All Teams 38 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 .133 1.39 0.52 0.30 15 23 0.395 -0.09 0.75 0.66
2010-2011 * CHI 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .059 0.78 0.44 0.32 8 5 0.615 -0.36 0.29 -0.08
2010-2011 * TOR 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 .173 1.63 0.54 0.30 7 18 0.280 0.26 0.26 0.53
2011-2012 TOR 62 40 3 0 0 0 0 0 .167 1.21 0.70 0.22 21 41 0.339 0.04 2.44 2.48
2012-2013 SAC 54 11 0 0 0 0 0 2 .088 0.85 0.60 0.24 17 37 0.315 -1.14 0.62 -0.52
2013-2014 MEM 52 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 .127 1.68 0.64 0.29 33 19 0.635 1.41 1.67 3.08
CAREER 271 91 4 0 0 0 0 4 .112 1.19 0.58 0.27 116 155 0.428 -0.24 6.49 6.25

NBA Regular Season Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
2009-2010 CHI 65 11 .532 .488 5.07 13.79 9.47 9.68 20.48 1.42 4.35 17.89 150.70 -3.93 1.22 95.4 105.2 10.50
2010-2011 * All Teams 38 25 .505 .473 5.51 15.30 10.46 16.22 19.26 2.08 3.40 18.31 135.30 -0.57 1.14 97.7 108.2 12.83
2010-2011 * CHI 13 0 .449 .439 6.14 17.20 11.86 16.67 27.81 3.34 5.57 23.88 109.84 -6.97 1.02 78.8 96.5 8.82
2010-2011 * TOR 25 25 .517 .480 5.36 15.07 10.21 16.33 17.19 1.86 3.02 17.33 141.12 0.57 1.17 102.2 112.7 13.60
2011-2012 TOR 62 40 .498 .468 5.62 16.25 10.98 13.95 15.08 2.43 4.35 20.22 147.08 -1.29 1.09 96.5 100.3 14.48
2012-2013 SAC 54 11 .442 .417 6.19 12.92 9.45 10.53 17.87 2.43 4.48 19.29 110.57 -3.31 0.98 86.6 108.6 10.53
2013-2014 MEM 52 4 .552 .500 7.35 13.18 10.24 17.87 15.96 2.34 4.97 19.86 156.16 0.87 1.25 109.9 100.7 18.55
CAREER 271 91 .504 .469 5.91 14.48 10.19 13.73 17.20 2.19 4.30 19.21 142.77 -1.54 1.13 97.5 104.2 13.59

NBA TransactionsAll NBA Transactions | Toronto Raptors Transactions

Jun 25, 2009 - The Chicago Bulls selected James Johnson in Round 1 with Pick 16 in the 2009 NBA Draft.
Jul 8, 2009 - James Johnson signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls.
Oct 25, 2010 - The Chicago Bulls exercised their Team Option to extend the contract of James Johnson.
Jan 27, 2011 - The Chicago Bulls assigned James Johnson to the Iowa Energy of the D-League.
Feb 14, 2011 - The Chicago Bulls recalled James Johnson from the Iowa Energy of the D-League.
Feb 22, 2011 - James Johnson was acquired by the Toronto Raptors from the Chicago Bulls in a trade.
Jun 24, 2011 - The Toronto Raptors exercised their Team Option to extend the contract of James Johnson.
Jul 16, 2012 - James Johnson was acquired by the Sacramento Kings from the Toronto Raptors in a trade.
Jul 1, 2013 - James Johnson, previously with the Sacramento Kings, became a free agent.
Jul 13, 2013 - The Sacramento Kings renounced their free-agent exception rights to James Johnson.
Sep 21, 2013 - James Johnson signed a multi-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks.
Oct 21, 2013 - The Atlanta Hawks placed the contract of James Johnson on waivers.
Oct 23, 2013 - James Johnson, previously with the Atlanta Hawks, became a free agent.
Dec 16, 2013 - James Johnson signed a contract with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Jul 1, 2014 - James Johnson, previously with the Memphis Grizzlies, became a free agent.
Jul 15, 2014 - James Johnson signed a multi-year contract with the Toronto Raptors.

NBA Playoff ExperienceAll James Johnson NBA Playoff Stats & Splits

NBA Playoff Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS Min FGM FGA FG% 3FGM 3FGA 3PT% FTM FTA FT% FIC OFF DEF Reb Ast Stl Blk PF TO Pts
2009-2010 CHI 4 0 5.0 0.0 0.5 .000 0.0 0.2 .000 0.0 0.0 .000 -1.75 0.25 0.00 0.25 0.25 0.00 0.00 2.75 0.50 0.00
2013-2014 MEM 3 0 9.3 1.7 5.0 .333 0.7 1.7 .400 2.3 3.3 .700 3.00 1.33 0.67 2.00 0.00 0.33 0.00 1.00 0.00 6.33
CAREER 7 0 6.8 0.7 2.4 .294 0.3 0.9 .333 1.0 1.4 .700 0.29 0.71 0.29 1.00 0.14 0.14 0.00 2.00 0.29 2.71

NBA Playoff Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS Min FGM FGA FG% 3FGM 3FGA 3PT% FTM FTA FT% FIC OFF DEF Reb Ast Stl Blk PF TO Pts
2009-2010 CHI 4 0 19.9 0 2 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 -7 1 0 1 1 0 0 11 2 0
2013-2014 MEM 3 0 27.8 5 15 .333 2 5 .400 7 10 .700 9 4 2 6 0 1 0 3 0 19
CAREER 7 0 47.7 5 17 .294 2 6 .333 7 10 .700 2 5 2 7 1 1 0 14 2 19

NBA Playoff Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
2009-2010 CHI 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .006 0.50 0.00 0.00 1 3 0.250 -0.09 -0.01 -0.10
2013-2014 MEM 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .051 0.00 0.00 0.67 0 3 0.000 0.07 0.03 0.10
CAREER 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .024 0.50 0.50 0.59 1 6 0.143 -0.00 -0.00 -0.00

NBA Playoff Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
2009-2010 CHI 4 0 .000 .000 5.45 .00 2.87 6.26 50.00 .00 .00 8.92 0.00 -6.64 0.00 27.1 121.0 -15.68
2013-2014 MEM 3 0 .490 .400 13.16 9.01 11.41 .00 .00 1.95 .00 31.14 143.33 0.00 1.27 112.3 107.5 22.06
CAREER 7 0 .444 .353 10.51 5.14 8.10 3.29 8.55 1.10 .00 21.82 132.75 -2.71 1.12 97.4 114.9 6.34

NBA Summer League ExperienceAll James Johnson NBA Summer League Stats & Splits

NBA Summer League Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS Min FGM FGA FG% 3FGM 3FGA 3PT% FTM FTA FT% FIC OFF DEF Reb Ast Stl Blk PF TO Pts
2009-2010 CHI No Stats Available
2010-2011 CHI No Stats Available
CAREER No Stats Available

NBA Summer League Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS Min FGM FGA FG% 3FGM 3FGA 3PT% FTM FTA FT% FIC OFF DEF Reb Ast Stl Blk PF TO Pts
2009-2010 CHI No Stats Available
2010-2011 CHI No Stats Available
CAREER No Stats Available

NBA Summer League Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
2009-2010 CHI No Stats Available
2010-2011 CHI No Stats Available
CAREER No Stats Available

NBA Summer League Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
2009-2010 CHI No Stats Available
2010-2011 CHI No Stats Available
CAREER No Stats Available

NBA Preseason ExperienceAll James Johnson NBA Preseason Stats & Splits

NBA Preseason Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS Min FGM FGA FG% 3FGM 3FGA 3PT% FTM FTA FT% FIC OFF DEF Reb Ast Stl Blk PF TO Pts
2010-2011 CHI 8 0 19.4 3.1 6.2 .500 0.4 0.9 .429 1.9 3.1 .600 4.80 0.75 1.62 2.38 1.38 0.75 0.62 2.88 1.12 8.50
2011-2012 TOR 2 2 20.8 1.0 4.5 .222 0.0 0.5 .000 1.0 1.0 1.000 3.75 0.50 4.00 4.50 1.50 2.50 3.00 4.00 4.00 3.00
2012-2013 SAC 7 3 20.6 3.0 7.1 .420 0.4 2.1 .200 0.1 0.4 .333 4.66 1.00 2.71 3.71 1.57 0.57 0.86 2.29 1.29 6.57
2013-2014 ATL 4 0 12.1 0.2 1.5 .167 0.0 0.5 .000 1.0 1.2 .800 1.47 0.25 1.25 1.50 1.00 0.75 0.25 1.75 0.75 1.50
CAREER 21 5 18.5 2.3 5.5 .426 0.3 1.2 .240 1.0 1.7 .629 4.02 0.71 2.14 2.86 1.38 0.86 0.86 2.57 1.38 6.00

NBA Preseason Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS Min FGM FGA FG% 3FGM 3FGA 3PT% FTM FTA FT% FIC OFF DEF Reb Ast Stl Blk PF TO Pts
2010-2011 CHI 8 0 154.9 25 50 .500 3 7 .429 15 25 .600 38 6 13 19 11 6 5 23 9 68
2011-2012 TOR 2 2 41.6 2 9 .222 0 1 .000 2 2 1.000 8 1 8 9 3 5 6 8 8 6
2012-2013 SAC 7 3 144.5 21 50 .420 3 15 .200 1 3 .333 33 7 19 26 11 4 6 16 9 46
2013-2014 ATL 4 0 48.4 1 6 .167 0 2 .000 4 5 .800 6 1 5 6 4 3 1 7 3 6
CAREER 21 5 389.4 49 115 .426 6 25 .240 22 35 .629 84 15 45 60 29 18 18 54 29 126

NBA Preseason Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
2010-2011 CHI 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .131 1.22 0.67 0.50 4 4 0.500 0.14 0.29 0.43
2011-2012 TOR 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .096 0.38 0.62 0.22 0 2 0.000 -0.28 0.22 -0.05
2012-2013 SAC 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .129 1.22 0.44 0.06 5 2 0.714 -0.10 0.23 0.13
2013-2014 ATL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .039 1.33 1.00 0.83 1 3 0.250 -0.06 0.06 0.00
CAREER 21 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 1.00 0.62 0.30 10 11 0.476 -0.05 0.54 0.49

NBA Preseason Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
2010-2011 CHI 8 0 .557 .530 4.52 10.57 7.43 13.08 12.86 2.00 2.61 20.45 152.86 -1.07 1.36 106.5 100.3 14.09
2011-2012 TOR 2 2 .304 .222 2.75 24.27 12.97 14.60 44.74 6.47 10.98 19.67 122.22 -15.00 0.67 44.2 70.1 4.64
2012-2013 SAC 7 3 .448 .450 5.23 14.98 9.98 12.84 14.92 1.41 3.52 18.12 95.33 -1.12 0.92 91.0 101.1 10.15
2013-2014 ATL 4 0 .366 .167 2.40 12.47 7.34 12.78 26.79 2.99 1.70 10.37 96.67 -0.67 1.00 73.8 96.6 4.98
CAREER 21 5 .483 .452 4.37 13.95 9.01 13.13 18.19 2.35 3.78 18.25 129.47 -2.52 1.10 90.6 97.0 12.33

NBA Training Camp Experience



College

Wake Forest (2009)All James Johnson NCAA Stats & Splits

NCAA Season Stats - Per Game

Year Class School GP GS Min FGM FGA FG% 3FGM 3FGA 3PT% FTM FTA FT% FIC OFF DEF Reb Ast Stl Blk PF TO Pts
2007-2008 Fr Wake Forest 30 28 29.2 5.5 11.2 .487 0.9 3.3 .280 2.7 4.0 .689 11.38 3.10 5.03 8.13 1.23 1.37 1.33 3.10 2.57 14.60
2008-2009 So Wake Forest 31 31 30.5 6.0 11.1 .542 0.7 2.2 .319 2.2 3.2 .697 13.59 2.55 5.97 8.52 2.00 1.42 1.55 2.94 2.39 15.00
CAREER 61 59 29.9 5.8 11.2 .515 0.8 2.8 .296 2.5 3.6 .693 12.50 2.82 5.51 8.33 1.62 1.39 1.44 3.02 2.48 14.80

NCAA Season Stats - Totals

Year Class School GP GS Min FGM FGA FG% 3FGM 3FGA 3PT% FTM FTA FT% FIC OFF DEF Reb Ast Stl Blk PF TO Pts
2007-2008 Fr Wake Forest 30 28 875.0 164 337 .487 28 100 .280 82 119 .689 341 93 151 244 37 41 40 93 77 438
2008-2009 So Wake Forest 31 31 946.0 187 345 .542 22 69 .319 69 99 .697 421 79 185 264 62 44 48 91 74 465
CAREER 61 59 1821.0 351 682 .515 50 169 .296 151 218 .693 763 172 336 508 99 85 88 184 151 903

NCAA Season Stats - Misc Stats

Year Class School GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
2007-2008 Fr Wake Forest 30 28 8 0 0 0 0 1 .254 0.48 0.53 0.35 17 13 0.567 2.36 2.58 4.95
2008-2009 So Wake Forest 31 31 10 0 0 0 0 0 .275 0.84 0.59 0.29 24 7 0.774 3.51 2.99 6.51
CAREER 61 59 18 0 0 0 0 1 .266 0.66 0.56 0.32 41 20 0.672 5.89 5.61 11.51

NCAA Season Stats - Advanced Stats

Year Class School GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
2007-2008 Fr Wake Forest 30 28 .562 .528 11.96 20.75 16.21 9.13 16.51 2.64 5.16 25.74 145.57 -5.62 1.30 108.1 91.6 21.92
2008-2009 So Wake Forest 31 31 .598 .574 10.11 20.26 15.58 12.27 16.00 2.44 5.01 22.52 155.78 -3.02 1.35 115.7 90.0 23.09
CAREER 61 59 .580 .551 11.13 20.77 16.06 10.93 16.26 2.52 5.07 24.04 150.32 -4.21 1.32 111.9 90.7 22.73

NCAA Awards & Honors



D-League


All James Johnson D-League Stats & Splits

D-League Regular Season Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS Min FGM FGA FG% 3FGM 3FGA 3PT% FTM FTA FT% FIC OFF DEF Reb Ast Stl Blk PF TO Pts
2010-2011 IWA 8 8 32.1 6.6 12.4 .535 0.4 2.1 .176 5.6 6.1 .918 17.80 2.12 6.75 8.88 4.25 1.00 2.50 3.62 3.00 19.25
2013-2014 RGV 10 10 29.9 6.9 13.9 .496 1.3 4.5 .289 3.4 4.4 .773 18.20 2.60 6.50 9.10 4.80 1.90 3.40 3.60 4.00 18.50
CAREER 18 18 30.9 6.8 13.2 .513 0.9 3.4 .258 4.4 5.2 .849 18.02 2.39 6.61 9.00 4.56 1.50 3.00 3.61 3.56 18.83

D-League Regular Season Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS Min FGM FGA FG% 3FGM 3FGA 3PT% FTM FTA FT% FIC OFF DEF Reb Ast Stl Blk PF TO Pts
2010-2011 IWA 8 8 256.8 53 99 .535 3 17 .176 45 49 .918 142 17 54 71 34 8 20 29 24 154
2013-2014 RGV 10 10 299.5 69 139 .496 13 45 .289 34 44 .773 182 26 65 91 48 19 34 36 40 185
CAREER 18 18 556.3 122 238 .513 16 62 .258 79 93 .849 324 43 119 162 82 27 54 65 64 339

D-League Regular Season Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
2010-2011 IWA 8 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 .230 1.42 0.33 0.49 6 2 0.750 0.85 0.35 1.21
2013-2014 RGV 10 10 6 0 0 0 0 2 .257 1.20 0.47 0.32 9 1 0.900 0.63 0.60 1.23
CAREER 18 18 10 0 0 0 0 2 .245 1.28 0.42 0.39 15 3 0.833 1.56 0.90 2.45

D-League Regular Season Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
2010-2011 IWA 8 8 .639 .551 7.37 22.06 14.93 17.02 16.60 1.40 5.80 22.12 163.02 -0.47 1.56 122.9 104.2 23.39
2013-2014 RGV 10 10 .584 .543 8.30 20.15 14.31 22.34 20.17 2.80 8.29 24.79 155.80 -2.47 1.33 112.2 99.4 23.58
CAREER 18 18 .608 .546 7.89 20.93 14.54 19.79 18.66 2.16 7.15 23.57 162.01 -1.52 1.42 116.6 101.6 23.44

D-League TransactionsAll D-League Transactions | Rio Grande Valley Vipers Transactions

Jan 27, 2011 - The Chicago Bulls assigned James Johnson to the Iowa Energy.
Feb 14, 2011 - The Chicago Bulls recalled James Johnson from the Iowa Energy.
Nov 1, 2013 - The Rio Grande Valley Vipers selected James Johnson in Round 1 with Pick 2 in the 2013 Annual NBA Development League Draft.
Dec 16, 2013 - The Memphis Grizzlies called up James Johnson from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.


Recent News


All James Johnson News
Jul 10, 2014 - James Johnson Agrees To Two-Year, $5M Deal With Raptors (Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports)
The Raptors, Grizzlies, Jazz and Rockets were interested in James Johnson.
Jun 08, 2014 - James Johnson Arrested On Domestic Violence Charge (AP)
WMC-TV cited a police affidavit that Johnson and his wife had just returned home when Johnson allegedly hit his wife in the face with an open hand before choking her.