Free Agency Diary 2017

Miami HEAT Agree To Deal With James Johnson


The Miami HEAT and free agent forward James Johnson have agreed to a four-year, $60 million deal, league sources told Basketball Insiders.

The fourth year of the deal contains a player option, league sources told Basketball Insiders.

Johnson averaged a career-high 12.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 27.4 minutes per game with Miami last season. Johnson also shot a career-best 34 percent from beyond the arc.

Johnson, along with Tyler Johnson, anchored the bench unit for Miami. Johnson is regarded as a versatile forward around the league.

Miami still has several free agency decisions to make. Willie Reed and Luke Babbitt are unrestricted free agents on the market. In addition, the team also has to make a decision whether or not to guarantee Wayne Ellington’s $6.3 million salary by July 7.

For more information on Miami’s salary cap, click here.

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About Michael Scotto

Michael Scotto

Michael Scotto is a Senior NBA Writer for Basketball Insiders in his sixth season covering the league. He also works for The Associated Press focusing on Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks game coverage.