Heat reportedly set to sign Tyler Johnson to second 10-day contract
With Dwyane Wade expected to be out for several games due to injury, the Miami Heat have extended a second 10-day contract to shooting guard Tyler Johnson, according to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel.
The undrafted rookie played for the Heat in the Summer League and was a participant in training camp. He appeared in one preseason game against the San Antonio Spurs and played for the Heat’s Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
Johnson signed his first 10-day contract with the Heat on Jan. 11 and appeared in one game before returning to the Skyforce. Through 15 games in the D-League, he has averaged 18.5 points on 48.8 percent shooting to go with 4.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 34.4 minutes.
Teams can sign the same player to two 10-day contracts in a season, after which they must either release the player or sign him for the duration of the season. Johnson’s addition brings the Heat to the maximum of 15 players on their roster.
Wade suffered a strained right hamstring early in the second half of their 109-102 loss against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday. He missed seven games in November and two games in in mid-January because of a strained left hamstring. He also sat out the team’s 100-84 victory against the Boston Celtics on Dec. 21 due to a right knee contusion.