Heat Sign Tyler Johnson To 10-Day Deal

MONDAY, 2:45pm: The deal is official, the team announced.

SUNDAY, 9:01am: The Heat will re-sign Tyler Johnson, as Cody Taylor of Basketball Insiders reports and as a source confirms to Hoops Rumors (Twitter link). It’ll be a 10-day contract, according to Shams Charania of RealGM (Twitter link).

The Heat have an open roster spot and won’t need to make a corresponding move to accommodate the signing. The team originally signed Johnson in August to a multiyear contract, and the team kept his D-League rights when it waived him at the end of preseason.

Miami is struggling this season with a record of 15-21 and the team ranks 27th in the league on offense, scoring only 93.8 points per game. Johnson, a Pedro Power client, has averaged 18.5 points per game and has shot 46.3% from behind the arc in 13 D-League games this season. Perhaps the shooting guard can provide a boost to one of the league’s most stagnant offenses.

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One thought on “Heat Sign Tyler Johnson To 10-Day Deal

  1. Z....

    He is obviously an elite athlete, and he seems to be shooting the ball well in the D-League, but he doesnt fill our need on the wing. I’m still holding out hope that nobody picks up Andrew Dawkins b/c that kid can really, really shoot. Right now, it doesnt hurt to give him a look, but I would prefer to keep that spot open until we can fill it with the wing player we need

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