Tyler Johnson RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:186 lbs. / 84.4 kg.
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:186 lbs. / 84.4 kg.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Suns guard Tyler Johnson has exercised his $19.25M player option for the 2019-20 season, league sources tell ESPN.
Phoenix still has no proven point guard; Tyler Johnson could be available if he opts into his contract for next season, sources say.
Gerald Bourguet: Suns list Deandre Ayton (left ankle sprain) as out for tomorrow’s game against the Cavs. Tyler Johnson and T.J. Warren still out too
Gina Mizell: #Suns officially listing Josh Jackson (sprained ankle) as questionable to play tomorrow vs. Washington, but Igor Kokoskov expressed some optimism earlier today that Jackson will be able to go. Tyler Johnson (knee) and T.J. Warren (ankle) remain out.
Duane Rankin: #Suns official injury report for tomorrow’s game vs. Detroit: Richaun Holmes (right quad strain) questionable (Holmes said he’s playing tomorrow). Tyler Johnson (sore right knee), Kelly Oubre Jr. (left thumb sprain) and T.J. Warren (right ankle soreness) are all OUT pic.twitter.com/vUNZoFfNHI
Duane Rankin: #Suns PG Tyler Johnson will not play tonight (knee soreness). Igor Kokoskov said he tweaked it Wednesday vs. #Jazz. Says it’s nothing serious. When asked if rookie De’Anthony Melton (25 starts), will start, Kokoskov said Troy Daniels could start. Mentioned Josh Jackson, too.
Gina Mizell: #Suns say starting PG Tyler Johnson (sore right knee) is OUT tonight at Houston. Elie Okobo was reassigned to the G League yesterday, so De’Anthony Melton should get the start against the Rockets.
Gerald Bourguet: Suns list Tyler Johnson (sore right knee) as questionable for tomorrow’s game against Houston. T.J. Warren still out.
For Tyler Johnson, there was the expectation that Miami would make some type of move. “I expected that maybe there was probably going to be a move made from the Heat’s standpoint, and I totally understand,” Johnson told reporters in Phoenix. “There are a lot of guys who play similar positions over there and there’s a lot of money in those positions. I understand how everything works.”
Just hours after helping the Heat defeat the Trail Blazers on Tuesday night, Johnson woke up Wednesday morning to “10 missed calls from my agent telling me to call him ASAP.” “I’ve never been traded, obviously,” he said. “But I know around the trade deadline time, everybody gets a little antsy. So when you get that, ‘Call me ASAP,’ I kind of knew what it was.”
Duane Rankin: “We’re going to look for a point guard,” James Jones when asked if Tyler Johnson “long-term answer” Jones’ heard cry for #Suns to get a point guard, but also said there are traditional and non-traditional point guards. ‘LeBron James, Luka Doncic, they’re point guards.”
Bobby Marks: Tyler Johnson has a cap hit of $19.24M that will likely increase to $20.28M because of a $1M trade bonus. The Heat are responsible for paying Johnson the bonus. Johnson has a $19.24M player option for 2019-20.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Miami is nearing a deal to send guard Tyler Johnson to Phoenix, league sources tell ESPN.
Ira Winderman: Tyler Johnson on Heat injury report due to a sprained right ankle, listed as questionable vs. Knicks on Sunday. He saw Cavaliers medical staff Friday in Cleveland. Dion Waiters, who missed Friday’s game due to a migraine, no longer on Heat injury report.
Barry Jackson: Tyler Johnson missed practice in suburban Detroit with illness and is questionable for Pistons game tomorrow
In moving back to .500 at 18-18, Miami has now beaten the lottery-bound Cavs (8-30) twice in the past week, after wins against Phoenix and Orlando in recent weeks. Beating lottery teams could never be assumed with this Heat team, but Miami is making progress there. Josh Richardson scored 24 points and Miami got helpful contributions from Derrick Jones Jr. (13 points, seven rebounds), Tyler Johnson (16 points), James Johnson (11 points), Kelly Olynyk (10 points) and Rodney McGruder (10 points). Hassan Whiteside added eight points and 12 rebounds, and Justise Winslow chipped in 10 points and seven assists.
Anthony Chiang: Heat starting T. Johnson, Richardson, McGruder, J. Johnson, Whiteside tonight vs. Rockets. Justise Winslow (ankle) is an active scratch
Anthony Chiang: Tyler Johnson will play vs. Rockets. Justise Winslow’s status for tonight’s game is still up in the air.
Anthony Chiang: Heat has ruled out Goran Dragic for Sunday’s game in New Orleans. Also on latest injury report: Dwyane Wade (general soreness) — Questionable Tyler Johnson (left hip contusion) — Probable Dion Waiters (left ankle surgery) — Out
These moves have put Miami in a tough position, with a bloated payroll, a flawed roster and no true star to lead it. For a more educated perspective, The Crossover asked a veteran NBA executive for an evaluation of the Heat roster. “It’s going to be hard for them to really improve this team dramatically,” said the exec. “The one piece that people really like is Josh Richardson. But they would only trade him for a star—and I don’t see another player like that becoming available. They have some bad contracts in Whiteside and Tyler Johnson. If you add James Johnson and Waiters, that’s two more. They paid guys based on a productive season and have not got that same production out of them. That rarely happens to Pat.”
Anthony Chiang: On latest Heat injury report, Wayne Ellington is listed as probable for Monday’s game vs. Lakers. Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson are questionable. Hassan Whiteside and Dion Waiters still out. Goran Dragic is not on the injury report after missing Saturday’s game for rest.
Ira Winderman: Heat listing both Goran Dragic (knee) and Tyler Johnson (hamstring) as OUT for Tuesday night’s home game against the Hawks. Dion Waiters also listed as out and Yante Maten still listed in G League.
Chalk up another assist for the Miami Heat’s Tyler Johnson. The five-year guard out of Fresno State has sold his mansion outside Miami for $4.35 million. The sale comes at a loss for Johnson. Records show he bought the home two years ago for $4.82 million a few months after inking a four-year deal with the Heat worth $50 million.
Ira Winderman: Per @DavidFurones_ at Heat practice today: Dragic (foot) did not practice today. Spoelstra said he is expected to participate in shootaround tomorrow in Atlanta. Wade didn’t practice, with headache. Neither did Tyler Johnson (dehydration). Both expected to play.
Anthony Chiang: Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson not on injury report for tomorrow’s game vs. Magic. But Wayne Ellington, James Johnson, Derrick Jones Jr. and Dion Waiters have been ruled out. Bam Adebayo is doubtful.
The Heat has told teams this offseason that Hassan Whiteside, Tyler Johnson and Dion Waiters are available, according to two opposing front office executives who have spoken to the Heat. But the Heat knows a different combination of more attractive players will be needed to pry away Butler, who averaged 22.2 points per game for Minnesota last season.
In an Instagram post on Monday, Griner wrote, “It would be nice to make even half of what they (NBA players) make. […] I just know we (WNBA players) don’t make shit.” Griner disputed a quote that references Heat guard Tyler Johnson‘s $19.2 million salary next season. “I wouldn’t call out anybody I don’t know,” Griner explained.
Brittney Griner: Never said this BTW. I do believe we should get paid more in the WNBA before players decide to only play overseas and rest our bodies during the summer. However, I never called out a NBA player. I have said that they make a crazy amount of money and it would be nice to make even half of what they make. Also( no disrespect but I don’t even know who he is) wouldn’t call out anybody I don’t know. Especially don’t know what he makes. I just know we don’t make shit.
Regarding rumors about a Heat trade involving Houston forward Ryan Anderson, that’s not something that interests Miami at this time, according to a league source. Both USA Today and ESPN have floated the idea of Houston trading Anderson and a draft pick to Miami for Tyler Johnson or James Johnson. But while that would appear to interest the Rockets, it’s not something the Heat has found appealing.
Acquiring Anderson would increase Miami’s luxury tax bill, because Tyler Johnson is making $19.2 million each of the next two years compared with $20.4 million and $21.3 million for Anderson. James Johnson is due to make $14.4 million, $15.1 million and $15.8 million the next three seasons, but the Heat values his skill set.
At first, he paid attention to the chatter but no more. Johnson is done wasting time on the critics because he would rather focus on proving his worth. “I had some ups and downs last year,” Johnson said. “I didn’t have a terrible season, but I didn’t have the season that I wanted to have and the coaches expected me to have. I’m looking forward to getting back on the right track and not even proving to anybody anything, but just showing myself that I know where I’m supposed to be at as a basketball player.”
He spent time at Fresno State, where he attended college, and with his mother, Jennifer, who lives on a military base in California. “I’ve really been taking time to get my mind right and get it prepared for this year,” Johnson said. “The way the season ended last year left a bitter taste in my mouth. Really what I wanted to do was to be able to clear my mind and get my body in a position where it is going to last me this whole season. I went back and just visited all the places I was at before I got into the NBA … Really, just going back and seeing how far I came to get to this point.”
He returns to full-contact drills in three weeks. “My problem is I don’t know when to take my foot off the gas,” Johnson said. “I always want to just grind through it and be there for my team. In the long run, I think sometimes I hurt myself by trying to push through some of the injuries that I was playing with and I would have little slumps that I was going through.”
Sam Amick: Now…a possible Rockets deal sending Ryan Anderson to Miami for James Johnson or Tyler Johnson, or someone else the Houston brass thinks can help? That’s definitely something they’d have interest in (no specific position targeted). But Bazemore isn’t part of their discussions.
We’ve been told by two NBA general managers that the Heat has made Tyler Johnson, Hassan Whiteside and Dion Waiters available in trade talks this summer.
Zach Lowe: “I’ve heard [the Rockets] have talked to the Heat. The Heat are kicking a lot of tires. I can’t figure out what they’re trying to do, but I could see like Tyler Johnson, same package, same idea: two years of salary left at about the same number. One guy is a better fit [against] the Warriors, one guy’s not [in Ryan Anderson]. Is our first-round pick to a team that is out of future first-round pick good enough?”
And unless something significant changes, it’s increasingly likely the Heat will need to wait until the summer of 2020, not 2019, to again be in position to make a franchise-altering free agent signing. That wasn’t necessarily the plan. The Heat has tried to move Hassan Whiteside and Tyler Johnson this offseason but has not found a trade market, according to three people in contact with the team. Dion Waiters’ name also has been raised, one of these people said.
The Heat would like to move Tyler Johnson’s contract, according to an official who has spoken to Miami – but isn’t especially optimistic about it. Miami is comfortable with the 6-6 Richardson continuing to play small forward, because his defensive acumen helps compensate for his height disadvantage at times.
We reported previously that Tyler Johnson’s contract — which will pay him $19.2 million each of the next two seasons — has a 15 percent trade kicker — amounting to $2.9 million — if he’s traded. There isn’t much optimism internally about being able to move that contract.
Q: Does the fact that your salary jumps from $5.9 million to $19.2 million this upcoming season put added pressure on you? Tyler Johnson: “It don’t bother me. It’s just a nicer paycheck when I go home. It’s no bother to me, though. I know for other people maybe on the outside looking in, it’s: ‘This guy is not worth what that is.’ But I would say, the Heat wouldn’t have matched that contract if they didn’t. It was all laid out from the get-go. So it’s not like a surprise. It’s not like salaries are unveiled every year. It’s been known what it was going to be. It’s not any added pressure to me. Maybe it is to everybody else who thinks I should be this or that.”
Q: How’s your surgically-repaired left thumb healing? Tyler Johnson: “Good. It’s going really good. I got a couple more weeks and I’ll be out the cast completely and just rehabbing. So, it’s going well.” Q: How will it feel when you finally take the cast off? Tyler: “Good. Right now, it’s a little bit of a special cast. So I can tighten it and untighten it, so it’s not as restrictive as what it would be like fully, fully wrapped up. That’s a plus, I guess.”
The Miami HEAT announced today that guard Tyler Johnson underwent successful surgery this morning to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. The procedure was performed by Dr. Anne Ouellette and HEAT team physician Dr. Harlan Selesnick at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute at Doctors Hospital. Johnson will be in a cast for six weeks and is expected to make a full recovery and be available for training camp.
Heat guard Tyler Johnson said “it’s definitely a lot different than the regular season. This is one of the more physical series throughout the playoffs. It’s the way basketball is supposed to be played.”
Tyler Johnson said X-rays on his left thumb were negative. After crashing into Embiid on a screen, “I lost my balance when I ran into him. I tried to brace myself on the floor and jammed my thumb. It’s a little sore, nothing that’s not manageable.”