After a cashtastic summer Tyler Johnson returns to the Miami Heat with a fully-guaranteed $50-million contract after the Heat matched his offer sheet from Brooklyn — a wise decision I might add.
While a deal equating to an average of $12.5 million a year for a rising young wing who can positively impact the game on both ends is a no-brainer in this new NBA market, the Heat had a difficult decision over whether to match because of the contract’s backloaded structure — Johnson will be paid $11.5 million over the first two years and a whopping $38.5 million over the final two years.
Meanwhile the $50-million man has already reached a new swag level, with the Heat guard saying his contract will be a steal after looking back on it in a couple of years, per Heat.com’s Couper Moorhead:
“I’m going to go in and do the same thing, and I’m going to be healthy,” he said. “I remember how I was playing at the beginning of the season last year. I’m excited to be able to get back to that and show people that not only do I deserve it but in a couple of years they’re going to say they got me for a steal.”