Miami Heat reaches two-year deal with undrafted guard Tyler Johnson
08/06/2014 3:31 PM
08/07/2014 3:49 PM
Undrafted Fresno State rookie guard Tyler Johnson has agreed in principle to a two-year deal with the Miami Heat, agent Pedro Power said.
Johnson, 6-4, impressed the Heat with his athleticism during summer league in Orlando and Las Vegas, averaging 12.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.9 steals and 22.3 minutes while shooting 54.8 percent from the field and 46.7 percent on three-pointers.
He averaged 15.9 points and 7.9 rebounds last season at Fresno State, while shooting 43.2 percent on threes (57 of 132).
Johnson’s contract is not expected to be guaranteed. His addition gives the Heat 14 players under contract, 11 of whom have fully guaranteed contracts. Justin Hamilton has a partially guaranteed contract and James Ennis is non-guaranteed.
The Heat can bring up to 20 players to training camp. Miami might add another veteran center and another veteran shooting guard by the end of September but can offer only minimum-salary contracts.• Michael Beasley and Greg Oden remain free agents. Heat president Pat Riley has not ruled out re-signing either, but Miami had not made either an offer as of last week.
• Ray Allen has not decided whether to retire, but the Heat would be surprised if he re-signs with Miami.