Free Agency Diary 2017

Miami HEAT Agree To Deal With James Johnson

Per Basketball Insiders Michael Scotto, James Johnson has re-signed in Miami.

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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.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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