- Stephen A. Smith makes bold statement about potential Miami Heat-Los Angeles Lakers finals matchup
- Report: Boston Celtics consider not drafting Jimmy Butler ‘most painful miss’ in recent history
- Tyler Herro ranks above LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Kawhi Leonard after Game 4
- Report: Boston Celtics front office let out ‘collective moan’ when Miami Heat drafted Tyler Herro
- Bam Adebayo explains huge role he played in convincing Miami Heat to draft Tyler Herro
- NBA Twitter erupts after Tyler Herro’s monster Game 4 performance vs. Boston Celtics
- Bam Adebayo shares update on wrist injury suffered in Game 4, gives status for Game 5
- Tyler Herro has incredible message for Jimmy Butler as Miami Heat prepare to advance to NBA Finals
- Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade responds to possibility of taking over for Pat Riley
- Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Game 4 live stream: Watch NBA playoffs online and on TV
Miami Heat Rumors: Tyler Johnson To Have Guarantee Picked Up, While Heat Still Mull On James Ennis
- Updated: July 27, 2015
Ira Winderman of The Sun Sentinel reports that Johnson will have his 50-percent contract guarantee picked up by the Saturday deadline and that the Heat are still mulling Ennis.
Have been told that Tyler Johnson will have his 50-percent contract guarantee picked up by Saturday deadline. Heat mulling Ennis.
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) July 27, 2015
After the Heat completed trades involving guards Shabazz Napier and Zoran Dragic on Monday afternoon, it became clear that Miami would have an open roster spot for the second-year Johnson for the upcoming season.
The 6’4″ guard didn’t make the active roster out of training camp last season, but was eventually called up to the main roster in January. He averaged 5.9 points and 2.5 assists in 32 games and two starts.
In the case of Ennis, things remain less clear.
However, they could very likely cut Ennis before his contract becomes fully guaranteed on August 1st. There have been rumors that former Heat swingman Mike Miller is interested in a return to the franchise where he won two championships.
In his rookie season, the 25-year-old Ennis averaged five points on 40.9 percent from the field in 62 appearances. He struggled to make a big impact despite being healthy for the majority of the season.
The Heat’s roster situation should become a lot clearer in the coming days as the August 1st deadline for guaranteed contracts approaches.