The Heat have already informed us that 23-year-old guard Tyler Johnson will need shoulder surgery in the off-season, and after missing eight of the Heat’s last nine games, Johnson says he is targeting a return for the Heat’s match-up versus the Nets:
Quick update to that Tyler Johnson note from earlier. Johnson said in pregame media access that he's aiming to return for Monday vs Nets.
— Michael Wallace (@MyMikeCheck) December 26, 2015
This is excellent news for the Heat. Johnson has been their best jump shooter this year, shooting jump shots at a 46% clip and 52% overall as well 45% from three.
Johnson is averaging 9.1 points, 1.8 assists, and 2.3 rebounds per game for the Heat this season.
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