$50 million. That's how much restricted free agent Tyler Johnson found on the market from the Brooklyn Nets. And when he signs that on July 7, Pat Riley will have 3 days to decide whether to match it and keep the young guard.
The Vertical first reported the agreement.
Here's how the contract looks:
Nets offer sheet to Tyler Johnson: $5,628,000 + $5,881,260 + $18,858,765 + $19,631,975 = $50,000,000 total. https://t.co/5LQJNW1OIi— Albert Nahmad (@AlbertRandom1) July 3, 2016
So, Tyler Johnson now has made his money. That's a big 3rd and 4th year for the young man, but by the time the salary cap reaches it's bloom, that may not be all that much -- especially if Johnson reaches his potential. There's a lot to think about here and some of it will be determined by Kevin Durant's decision, although unlikely.
The Heat will need to have some more quality guards in the rotation besides Goran Dragic, Josh Richardson and maybe Dwyane Wade? But is Johnson worth that type of money in 2 years? Tough decision ahead.
Johnson's teammates are handling it as if he's leaving.
@DwyaneWade Easy to be motivated when playing along side the 3rd best 2 guard ever— Tyler Johnson (@RealTJohnson) July 3, 2016
@RealTJohnson man i going to miss you bro wow it feels like yesterday we were playing each other in the d league I was cooking,of course lol— Hassan Whiteside (@youngwhiteside) July 3, 2016
congrats to my brother @RealTJohnson man. Ima miss my you bruh! Bougie boys for life— Josh Richardson (@J_Rich1) July 3, 2016
Contracts can be signed on July 7.