Undrafted rookie Tyler Johnson impressed many with his athleticism at summer league. The Miami Heat, looking to add some youth and athleticism this summer, added Johsnon Wednesday to the roster.
From the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:
With Wednesday’s addition of undrafted free-agent guard Tyler Johnson, a move confirmed to the Sun Sentinel by a league source, the Heat now have 14 players on their roster — seven newcomers and seven returning players.
Johnson, the 6-foot-4 guard out of Fresno State, averaged 12.8 points on 60.7 percent shooting in the Orlando summer league and 12.3 points on 52 percent shooting in Las Vegas.
Johnson is more of a slasher who relies on his athleticism to get to the basket, but at Fresno State he did show the ability to hit the long ball, making 38 percent and 43.8 percent of his three-point attempts in his final two seasons.
He becomes the 14th member on the Heat roster, though his contract is not expected to be guaranteed. Teams can carry as many as 20 players on the roster during the offseason, but a maximum of 15 on the regular-season roster.