Johnson is a game-time decision, according to a report from the Hawks public relations staff. Johnson has been suffering with tendinitis in his knee for a while now and if he misses Friday's game, it will be the fifth straight game the Hawks play without their best player.
In the four games Johnson has missed so far, Atlanta is 3-1, with its most recent loss coming at the hands of the Miami Heat. Until the injury, Johnson was averaging 17.6 points a game for the Hawks, who hold a 23-16 record as the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference.
Friday's game between the Hawks and Pistons is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. EST.