Tyler Johnson Rumors

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Saturday’s report included the Washington Wizards’ win over the Miami Heat and a mistake the league acknowledged. The NBA concluded that Tyler Johnson’s tip-in with 1 minute 8 seconds remaining, which was initially ruled offensive goaltending before the call was overturned, was called incorrectly and should’ve been ruled offensive goaltending. The bucket cut the Wizards’ lead to one point in their near epic collapse after leading by 35 points in the third quarter. Miami had a chance to capitalize on the ruling but Henry Walker missed a three-pointer on the Heat’s ensuing possession and Michael Beasley didn’t release his jumper before the buzzer in Washington’s 99-97 victory.
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The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed guard Tyler Johnson for the remainder of the season. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Johnson has appeared in six games with the HEAT this season averaging 7.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.33 steals and 1.2 assists in 18.9 minutes of action while shooting 50 percent (16-of-32) from the field and 57.1 percent (4-of-7) from three-point range. He scored a team-high 18 points in Miami’s last game at San Antonio on February 6 and posted 13 points, nine rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks in a win at Boston on February 1, becoming just the second HEAT rookie to record at least those numbers since Kevin Edwards accomplished the feat on March 10, 1989 vs. Denver.

Heat keeping Tyler Johnson

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Tyler Johnson has reached agreement on a contract to stay with the Miami Heat for the remainder of the season, league sources told RealGM. Johnson, 22, has built equity with the franchise through summer league, training camp, the Development League and regular season action. He decided to take a deal now with the Heat despite multiple NBA teams prepared to engage in negotiations should he have been set free from his final 10-day contract. For Pat Riley, Erik Spoelstra and the front office, Johnson has become a scouted, developed talent.