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Brooklyn Nets to Sign Tyler Johnson

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn Nets have offered a $50 million contract to the Miami Heat's resticted free agent, Tyler Johnson, the Vertical reports. The duration of the contract is 4 years and the Heat are able to match the offer as he is a restricted free agent. However, considering the cap room they have right now, the Heat may not be able to retain Johnson.

Miami Heat will have three days to match the Nets' offer after Johnson signs and if they don't do it, Johnson will be playing for Brooklyn next season. He started NBA career in Miami and has played two years for the Heat. Last season, he was paid under $1 million and it seems his big payday has finally arrived.

Johnson's contract with the Nets will have a player option after third year and his final year of the contract will be worth nearly $20 million. Johnson averaged 8.7 points per game for the Heat last season and was one of the best 3-point shooters in the league. He suffered a shoulder injury which caused him to miss a few last months of the regular season, but he returned in the playoffs and has recovered completely.


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