Heat officially sign guard Tyler Johnson to 10-day contract
The Miami Heat officially announced Monday the signing of shooting guard Tyler Johnson to a 10-day contract.
Johnson — who will wear number 8 — played well for the Heat’s Summer League squads in the Orlando and Las Vegas tournaments during the offseason, averaging 12.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 22.8 minutes while shooting 55.1 percent from the field in 10 games.
He then signed with the team in time for training camp Oct. 25 and made one appearance during the preseason in their win against the San Antonio Spurs. Johnson made a 3-pointer to send the game into overtime and finished with 17 points, four steals, four rebounds and two assists in 36 minutes.
After he was let go before the regular season, he joined the Heat’s NBA Development League affiliate team, the Sioux Falls Skyforce. In 13 games — all starts — he averaged 18.5 points on 47.7 percent field goal shooting and 46.3 percent 3-point shooting in addition to 4.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 33.9 minutes. He becomes the 47th player in Skyforce history to make an NBA roster.
His addition brings depth behind Dwyane Wade, with the team having waived guards Shannon Brown and Andre Dawkins earlier in the season.
The Heat now have the maximum of 15 players on their roster. Teams can sign a player to a pair of 10-day contracts before they must either sign the player for the rest of the season or release him.