July 10, 2016, 1:07 pm
Marc Stein and Ira Winderman both reported something in the ballpark of that they’re hearing the Heat will match the Nets’ four-year, $50 million offer sheet on Tyler Johnson.
Neither offered definitive confirmation and that’s how this stuff goes as we lead up to the 11:59 p.m. ET deadline for a decision. Now that Dwyane Wade is gone the Heat can afford to keep Johnson, but it’s a valid question as to whether or not he’s worth this much cash. We’ve always liked Johnson as an emerging young player, but his shot needs work and his overall upside probably isn’t anything beyond him being a top-20 guard at either position. Flipping the question on its head, GMs can gamble on young players in this price range and get away with it so we probably do that if we’re Miami.