After being out for three plus months due to shoulder surgery, Miami Heat combo guard Tyler Johnson is making his return to the Heat for game six of their round one series versus the Charlotte Hornets:
Tyler Johnson will be part of the rotation tonight. Not an emergency option anymore Spo says #Heat
— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) April 29, 2016
Johnson was active for game five as an emergency option. The Heat dropped game five by two in-which a 38% three-point shooter like Johnson would help the Heat’s perimeter shooting – especially when you consider the struggles of Josh Richardson and Justise Winslow.
The 23-year-old Johnson, who will turn 24 in May is in his second NBA season coming out of Fresno State un-drafted. He served as the team’s backup point guard behind Mario Chalmers and then Beno Udrih when he was active.
With Johnson not having played in a game since January 26, the Heat roster looks a bit different. Miami has a new Johnson in Joe Johnson, and all-star forward Chris Bosh is out indefinitely. Johnson averaged 8.7 points, 2.2 assists, and 3 rebounds per game in 36 regular season games for the Heat.
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