Johnson's four-year, $50 million offer sheet from the Nets was matched by the Trail Blazers, meaning he will return to Miami, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.
Johnson played in 36 games last season for the Heat, averaging 8.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. The undrafted guard should see an expanded role next season after the departure of Dwyane Wade and is likely to be the main backup at shooting guard behind Josh Richardson.
Johnson agreed to sign a four-year, $50 million offer sheet with the Nets on Sunday, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Despite seeing action in just 36 games due to a shoulder issue this past season, Johnson will still get a hefty pay raise by signing with the Nets. Of course, the Heat can still match the contract given to him by the Nets due to his status as a restricted free agent. However, that could be tough for them to do with the other moves they made during free agency, including giving a max contract to Hassan Whiteside. If he does indeed end up with the Nets, Johnson will join Jeremy Lin as newcomers in the backcourt.
Johnson saw action in just 36 games this past season, as he dealt with a slew of injuries that were headlined most notably by a shoulder issue that forced him to undergo surgery in early February. While the constant injuries remain a concern, Johnson is just 24 years old and has plenty of time to develop into a more consistent rotational piece. A team looking for a young shooter will likely be inclined to give him a look, however, the Heat have the opportunity to match any offer he sees on the open market.
Johnson submitted three points (1-3 FG, 1-2 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists and one steal across 21 minutes in Sunday's 116-89 Game 7 loss to the Raptors.
After coach Erik Spoelstra was reluctant to use Johnson much early in the postseason following his return from shoulder surgery, the backup point guard suited up for each of the final four games of the series. He didn't provide the Heat with much of a boost off the bench in those contests, however, averaging just 4.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists across 13.5 minutes.
Tyler Johnson (shoulder) played six minutes in Sunday's 106-73 Game 7 win over the Hornets, providing five points (2-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt), two assists, and one rebound.
Though Johnson was active for the Miami Heat 's last three games of the series following his recovery from shoulder surgery, he went unused in Games 5 and 6 and only saw the floor Sunday when the team turned the game into a rout in the second half. It marked Johnson's first appearance since Jan. 26, and while he performed well during his time on the court, coach Erik Spoelstra could still have some reluctance to use the second-year guard in more competitive games. As a result, it's possible Johnson won't be a regular part of the Heat's rotation in their second-round matchup with the Raptors.
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