Five Things Joe Johnson Instantly Brings to the Miami Heat

Five Things Joe Johnson Instantly Brings to the Miami Heat

2. Added Depth

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While Johnson was playing too many minutes in Brooklyn, one thing is for sure—he won’t be rusty playing in Miami.

Amar’e Stoudemire, who is actually a year younger than Johnson, took awhile to get himself in proper playing shape so he could play a role in the rotation for the Heat. Stoudemire is currently the team’s starting center, but it was not until mid-January that he saw consistent playing time on a game-to-game basis.

Stoudemire was coming off of the second half of the 2014-15 season playing just 16.5 minutes per game for the Dallas Mavericks. As mentioned before, Johnson is old, but he still played 34 minutes per game in 57 starts with the Nets this season. More importantly, he has no major injuries to speak of.

With Tyler Johnson and Beno Udrih out for the season, Johnson figures to play sizable minutes as a backup two-guard to Wade.

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