Heat Re-Sign Tyler Johnson For Season

2:26pm: The deal is official, the team announced.

12:07pm: Johnson’s deal will be a two year contract, Charania reports (Twitter link).

8:43am: The Heat will re-sign Tyler Johnson for the remainder of the season, according to Shams Charania of RealGM. Johnson signed his first 10-day deal with the team on January 12th and his second 10-day contract expired Saturday night.

Charania adds that multiple teams were prepared to engage in contract negotiations with the Pedro Power client if he would fail to reach an agreement with Miami. To date, Johnson is averaging 7.5 points and 1.3 steals per game while shooting 50.0% from the field during his six games playing for the team, including an 18 point performance against the Spurs on Friday night. The Heat could certainly use all the offense they can get, as they rank 29th in the league in scoring, averaging 92.4 points per game.

Miami now has a full 15-man roster. The Heat previously expressed their desire to keep an open roster spot in order to maintain flexibility. With Dwyane Wade‘s injury and the team losing five of its last six games, it appears flexibility has become a secondary concern.

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