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Heat sign Tyler Johnson for remainder of the season

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The Heat have retained Johnson after signing the underrated rookie to a pair of 10-day contracts.

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It's no secret this season has been a challenge for the Miami Heat, but as of late there has been a small spark of hope given off by Tyler Johnson.

Sure there's a strong chance that he wouldn't of even been brought back if Dwyane Wade hadn't been out for so long and often but he's managed to make the most of his production. Emphasis on most because he had to be injected with IV fluids after the Heat game vs the San Antonio Spurs due to dehydration.

He said afterwards that if this was his last game, he wanted to leave everything he had on the floor. Now he no longer has to worry about that because the Miami Heat have officially signed Johnson for the remainder of the season. In six games with Miami this season, he has averaged 7.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.3 steals, and 1.2 assists all in about 19 minutes a game while shooting 50% from the field and 57% from beyond the arc. His impressive moments thus far have been against Boston (where he had 13 points, 9 rebounds) and as the leading scorer last game against the Spurs (18 points)

He originally was signed to a 10 day contract by Miami on January 12th, then again January 29th. When he wasn't with the Heat he was the starter on Miami's D League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce where he averaged 18.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists a game.

So what is there to make of Tyler Johnson now that he'll be around for this final stretch of the season and possibly longer into the playoffs? He actually has proven to be one of the better back court options recently, offering an explosiveness to the basket similar to Wade and shows great chemistry with Hassan Whiteside whenever he is on the floor as well. How will Johnson play now that his future is secured? Hopefully good enough to have a future beyond this season with the Miami Heat.