Report: Miami Heat re-sign James Johnson to four-year, $60 million deal


The Miami Heat missed out on the Gordon Hayward sweepstakes, but at least they have re-signed one of their own.

According to a report from USA Today’s Sam Amick that broke on Thursday, Pat Riley & Co. have re-signed James Johnson to a four-year, $60 million contract. The sheet contains a player option in the fourth year.

Johnson, 30, was a crucial part to the Heat’s late-season push to make the Eastern Conference playoffs. They just narrowly missed the cut, but they made an incredible effort down the stretch and Johnson was a big part of that. After the All-Star break the Heat forward had a plus/minus of +8.1, scoring more points and averaging more minutes despite a small dip in shooting.

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This news comes along with the Heat’s decision to sign former Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk to a four-year, $50 million deal.