Heat officially re-sign James Johnson

Heat cap busy Friday of deals


MIAMI – The Miami Heat finished a busy Friday of signings by announcing they officially re-signed forward James Johnson.

"James Johnson epitomizes everything that the Miami Heat is about," said team president Pat Riley. "His signing today, for me personally and the coaching staff, is one of our happiest signings."

The Heat did not release the terms of the contract, but J.J. is reportedly cashing in to the tune of a four-year deal worth $60 million.

Riley said Johnson earned it after revitalizing his career in his one season with the Heat as he averaged career highs in points (12.8) and rebounds (4.9) in 2016-17.

The Johnson signing was the last move by the Heat during a busy Friday that also featured the official signings of Dion Waiters, Kelly Olynyk and the trade of Josh McRoberts to the Dallas Mavericks for A.J. Hammond.