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Heat Links: Will “The Brothers Johnson” continue off the bench this season?

Today’s Heat Links take a look at Tyler Johnson’s recent comments about James Johnson & Kelly Olynyk, how he eyes Miami finishing top four, and what’s going on around the league.

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The final stretch of the NBA offseason has begun.

As the Heat prepare to start training camp players are speculating on how the season will pan out. For Miami, anything short of the playoffs will be a failure. Even so, Heat players are optimistic envisioning a top 4 finish in the East.

Heat Links:

  • Tom D’Angelo reports, that Tyler Johnson would be “cool” with The Brothers Johnson continuing off the bench this season. [Palm Beach Post]
  • HHH’s very own Diego Quezada reports that Tyler Johnson envisions Miami finishing top 4 finish this season. Johnson also shared his views on new Heat acquisition, Kelly Olynyk. [Hot Hot Hoops]
  • Rodney McGruder, and Okaro White receive partial contract guarantees from Miami Heat as reported by Ira Winderman. [Sun Sentinel]

Around the League

  • Dan Feldman reports that Kyrie Irving is not ready to commit to any team that trades for him. [PBT]
  • Kurt Helin reports that Hakeem Olajuwon is interested in buying share of Rockets [PBT]
  • LaVar Ball is calling for a 1-on-1 game against Michael Jordan on pay-per-view [CBS Sports]