Johnson agrees to a one-year, $4 million deal with the Miami Heat, Marc Stein of ESPN reports. Johnson posted some minutes with the Raptors last season, but was not a consistent scoring threat on a team that reached the Eastern Conference Finals. He played in 57 games, including 32 starts and scored 5.0 points and 2.2 rebounds in 16.2 minutes per game a season ago.
Johnson totaled 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-2 3Pt), four rebounds, one assist, and one steal across 20 minutes during the Raptors' 115-84 loss to the Cavaliers in Tuesday's Game 1. Johnson had played a combined 15 minutes through four playoff appearances this year entering Tuesday's Game 1 versus the Cavaliers. Given that the game became a blowout early on, it's tough to say whether Johnson might be a bit more involved in this series. Nevertheless, coach Dwane Casey has not relied on him much thus far, and he has not been a part of the normal rotation since before the All-Star break.
Johnson (coach's decision) didn't play in Tuesday's 102-96 overtime loss to the Heat in Game 1 of the series. Johnson only made one appearance during the Raptors' seven-game first-round series with the Pacers, so it's safe to say that he's no longer a part of the rotation. With DeMarre Carroll healthy after missing most of the season while recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery, there's not much of a need for coach Dwane Casey to turn to Johnson for minutes on the wing.
Johnson will be rested for Wednesday's regular season finale against the Nets. Johnson will join several other Raptors regulars in resting Wednesday, though he may be dealing with a minor injury or two, as well. Coach Dwane Casey noted Tuesday that Johnson is "banged up," but he stopped short of offering any further details. Regardless, with at least two more days off before the Raptors begin postseason play, Johnson figures to be available for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Johnson will not play Tuesday against the 76ers, Raptors radio play by play voice Eric Smith reports. Per coach Dwane Casey, Johnson is "banged up" and will be the only Raptor unavailable Tuesday for the team's penultimate regular season contest. Johnson may be available for Wednesday's season finale, though the team could opt for another day of rest with the playoffs slated to begin this weekend.
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