Spurs Sign Tyler Johnson To 10-Day Deal

4:28pm: The signing, which uses a hardship exception, is official, according to a team press release.

12:38pm: The Spurs intend to sign Tyler Johnson to a 10-day deal, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link). Johnson’s most recent NBA stint was a 10-day contract with the Sixers, which expired on December 31. In three games with Philadelphia in a limited role, Johnson averaged 3.7 PPG and 2 RPG in 12.7 MPG.

Johnson, 29, has plenty of NBA experience, having appeared in a total of 351 games for the Heat, Suns, Nets, and Sixers since 2014. After going undrafted out of Fresno State in 2014, Johnson caught on with the Heat and developed into a solid two-way player for the club. He averaged 5.4 PPG and 2.0 RPG on .393/.364/.857 shooting in 39 games (17.5 MPG) for Brooklyn last season, but didn’t catch on with a new team during the offseason after his deal with the Nets expired.

Johnson holds career averages of 9.9 PPG, 3.0 RPG, and 2.3 APG on .427/.360/.779 shooting (24.7 MPG). His 10-day contract with the Spurs will likely be through a hardship exception, but that hasn’t been confirmed yet. San Antonio has a full 15-man roster, but is eligible to sign a second hardship player with Doug McDermott and Lonnie Walker still in the league’s health and safety protocols. The team’s other 10-day hardship deal is with Jaylen Morris.

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