Nets Re-Sign Tyler Johnson

After joining the Nets for the NBA’s summer restart in Orlando, guard Tyler Johnson has signed a new contract to return to Brooklyn, the team announced today in a press release. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

Johnson, 28, was sent from Miami to Phoenix at the 2019 trade deadline and appeared in 44 total games for the Suns, including 31 in 2019/20. Formerly a solid rotation player with the Heat, Johnson had a down year in Phoenix and was released following the trade deadline.

The Fresno State alum bounced back nicely as a member of the Nets, having signed as a substitute player when a number of Brooklyn players pulled out of the restart. Johnson averaged 12.0 PPG, 3.0 APG, and 3.0 RPG on .405/.389/1.000 shooting in eight seeding games (24.3 MPG), then added 13.8 PPG on .457/.393/1.000 shooting in the club’s four playoff contests.

If Johnson makes the Nets’ regular season roster as the team’s 15th man, he’ll add extra depth to an impressive group of ball-handlers that already includes point guards Kyrie Irving, Spencer Dinwiddie, and Bruce Brown, as well as Kevin Durant and Caris LeVert.

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11 thoughts on “Nets Re-Sign Tyler Johnson

  1. phenomenalajs

    That’s a minor surprise, because I thought they were bringing Cheez back. Also, I thought they might use the spot for a big. I know they were looking at Batum. Reggie Perry could either get the remaining two-way or a G-League contract.

  2. mike.honcho

    That 2016 offseason was an aberration – it seemed like everyone was grossly overpaid.

    Have to say though, there are plenty more way worst 2016 contracts than Tyler Johnson’s.

  3. formerlyz

    Felt like he could have fit in multiple places. Still always root for Tyler Johnson

  4. harden-westbrook-mvps

    Brooklyn went 35-37 last season, but might improve to 45-27 if all goes well.

    Unfortunately since things don’t usually go as planned, 40-32 is more likely.

    • houkenflouken

      5 win improvement from adding full KD and Kyrie seasons?? I’m no Brooklyn fan but the nets are gunna BANG this year. 54-18

      • Cowboy Dan

        KD isn’t gonna be KD realistically until after this upcoming season. His style of play needs some time and he was off over a year. It’s basically the same Nets team that was somehow better with Kyrie not playing last season. With a to me most likely 80% KD. Also throw in the curve for chemistry to properly come together. It could be a very disappointing year for them in comparison to what everyone is predicting.

        • x%sure

          Who? What place? Disappointing compared to 40-32 or 54-18? KD doesn’t do much, just shoots 3s and can reach far, so can fit with anything. “Somehow better without Kyrie”— and those replacements have been retained. Too bad for Dinwiddie, in his prime.

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