Tyler Johnson (basketball)

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Tyler Johnson
Tyler Johnson Heat 2016.jpg
Johnson with the Heat in December 2016
No. 8 – Miami Heat
Position Shooting guard / Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1992-05-07) May 7, 1992 (age 26)
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Saint Francis
(Mountain View, California)
College Fresno State (2010–2014)
NBA draft 2014 / Undrafted
Playing career 2014–present
Career history
2014–2015 Sioux Falls Skyforce
2015–present Miami Heat
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-MWC (2014)

Tyler Ryan Johnson (born May 7, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Fresno State University.

College career[edit]

In his four-year career at Fresno State University, Johnson appeared in 127 games (87 starts) and averaged 10.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 27.9 minutes per game while shooting 45.6 percent from the field, 37.4 percent from three-point range and 71.6 percent from the free-throw line. He finished his career ranked number 16 on Fresno State's all-time scoring list with 1,346 career points. As a senior, he was named to the All-Mountain West Conference second team and shot 43.2 percent from three-point range, the sixth-highest single-season three-point field goal percentage in school history.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Miami Heat (2014–present)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, Johnson joined the Miami Heat for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[2] On August 7, 2014, he signed with the Heat,[3] but was later waived by the team on October 25.[4] On November 3, he was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Heat.[5]

On January 12, 2015, Johnson signed a 10-day contract with the Heat.[6] Three days later, he made his NBA debut against the Golden State Warriors, appearing for 1:44 minutes and scoring two points on a pair of free throws. On January 22, the Heat decided to not retain Johnson after his contract expired[7] and two days later, he returned to the Skyforce.[8] He later re-joined the Heat on January 29 as he signed another 10-day contract with the team.[9] On February 8, he signed a two-year deal with the Heat.[10][11] On March 2, he had a season-best game with 26 points and 4 steals in a 115–98 win over the Phoenix Suns.[12] Five days later, he scored 24 points and played in a career-high 44 minutes off the bench as he helped the Heat defeat the Sacramento Kings, 114–109.[13] He topped that minutes mark by playing in all 48 minutes of the Heat's season finale win over the Philadelphia 76ers.[14]

On July 9, 2015, Johnson was sidelined for six weeks with a broken jaw that he sustained while playing for the Heat during the 2015 NBA Summer League.[15] On December 9, 2015, he scored a season-high 20 points in a loss to the Charlotte Hornets.[16] He later missed eight games during December with a shoulder injury.[17] Johnson fought through his left shoulder pain during January before missing the team's final two games of the month after succumbing to the pain.[18][19] After initially trying to avoid surgery, Johnson ultimately gave into the idea on February 1, 2016,[20] a procedure that ruled him out for three months. He returned to action on May 1, coming off the bench for the final six minutes of the Heat's Game 7 win over the Charlotte Hornets in the first round of the playoffs.

After the 2015–16 season, Johnson became a restricted free agent. On July 6, 2016, he received a four-year, $50 million offer sheet from the Brooklyn Nets.[21] Four days later, the Heat matched the Nets' contract offer, re-signing Johnson.[22] On December 7, 2016, he scored a career-high 27 points in a 103–95 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.[23] He topped that mark on December 20, scoring 32 points—the most any Heat reserve has ever scored in a game—in a 136–130 double overtime loss to the Orlando Magic. The previous Heat scoring record by a reserve was 29 points, by Voshon Lenard in 1999.[24]

On December 30, 2017, Johnson scored 22 of his season-high 31 points in the third quarter of the Heat's 117–111 win over the Orlando Magic.[25]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Miami 32 2 18.8 .419 .375 .681 2.5 1.3 1.0 .3 5.9
2015–16 Miami 36 5 24.0 .488 .386 .797 3.0 2.2 .7 .4 8.7
2016–17 Miami 73 0 29.8 .433 .372 .768 4.0 3.2 1.2 .6 13.7
2017–18 Miami 72 39 28.5 .435 .367 .822 3.4 2.3 .8 .5 11.7
Career 213 46 26.7 .439 .371 .777 3.4 2.4 .9 .5 11.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016 Miami 5 0 12.2 .455 .500 .727 1.4 1.6 .2 0 4.2
2018 Miami 5 5 16.2 .538 .600 .857 1.6 .8 .4 0 8.0
Career 10 5 14.2 .514 .563 .778 1.5 1.2 .3 0 6.1

Personal life[edit]

Johnson is the son of Jennifer and Milton Johnson, and has four siblings: Brandon, Lauren, Logan, and Gabe.[1][26] Johnson's biggest hobby off the court is cooking.[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tyler Johnson Bio". GoBulldogs.com. Archived from the original on September 7, 2013. Retrieved August 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ "HEAT Announce Summer League Information". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 1, 2014. Retrieved August 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ "HEAT Signs Tyler Johnson". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 7, 2014. Retrieved August 8, 2014. 
  4. ^ "HEAT Waive Birch, Drew, Johnson and Jones". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 25, 2014. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Skyforce Announces Full Training Camp Roster". OurSportsCentral.com. November 3, 2014. Retrieved November 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ "HEAT Signs Tyler Johnson". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 12, 2015. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  7. ^ Winderman, Ira (January 22, 2015). "Heat part with Tyler Johnson after 10-day contract". Sun-Sentinel.com. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Tyler Johnson Returns to Skyforce". NBA.com. January 24, 2015. Retrieved January 26, 2015. 
  9. ^ "HEAT Signs Tyler Johnson to Second 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. January 29, 2015. Retrieved January 29, 2015. 
  10. ^ "HEAT Signs Tyler Johnson For Remainder Of Season". NBA.com. February 8, 2015. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  11. ^ Charania, Shams (February 8, 2015). "Tyler Johnson Signing Deal To Remain With Heat". RealGM.com. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Dragic scores 21, Heat beat Suns 115-98 as tensions run high". NBA.com. March 2, 2015. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Heat rally again and top Kings in OT, 114-109". NBA.com. March 7, 2015. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Tyler Johnson 2014-15 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 9, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Heat guard Tyler Johnson has broken jaw". Yahoo.com. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Hornets beat Heat 99-81 for third straight victory". NBA.com. December 9, 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Ellington's 7 3-pointers help Nets rally past Heat, 111-105". NBA.com. December 28, 2015. Retrieved December 28, 2015. 
  18. ^ Winderman, Ira (January 31, 2016). "Heat injury timetable remains uncertain with Whiteside, Tyler Johnson". Sun-Sentinel.com. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  19. ^ Dilalla, Aric (January 31, 2016). "Tyler Johnson out again, and surgery is still on the table". Herald.com. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Miami's Tyler Johnson will undergo surgery..." Twitter. February 1, 2016. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Sources on @TheVertical: Miami RFA guard Tyler..." Twitter. July 6, 2016. Retrieved July 6, 2016. 
  22. ^ "HEAT Re-Signs Tyler Johnson". NBA.com. July 10, 2016. Retrieved July 10, 2016. 
  23. ^ "Hawks end 7-game skid behind Howard, Millsap". ESPN.com. December 7, 2016. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  24. ^ "Magic rally twice, then outlast Heat 136-130 in 2OT". ESPN.com. December 20, 2016. Retrieved December 21, 2016. 
  25. ^ "Johnson, Dragic lead Heat comeback in win over Magic". ESPN.com. December 30, 2017. Retrieved December 30, 2017. 
  26. ^ "TYLER JOHNSON BIO". NBA.com. Retrieved November 7, 2017. 
  27. ^ Zwerling, Jared (December 23, 2015). "Inside the Incredible Journey of Tyler Johnson, Miami's Soaring Southpaw". NPBA.com. Retrieved July 15, 2016. 

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