Tyler Johnson on $50 Million Deal with Heat: 'I Threw Up a Couple of Times'

Laura Depta@lauradeptaFeatured ColumnistJuly 26, 2016
The Comeback @thecomeback

Tyler Johnson threw up after hearing about $50 million deal with Miami Heat https://t.co/SAKSqVJ444 https://t.co/o9WkyOecox

The Miami Heat re-signed guard Tyler Johnson for four years and $50 million in July.

That's a lot of money for a 24-year-old (or anyone), a fact that did not escape young Johnson.

According to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel, Johnson said: "I threw up a couple of times when I heard the number go out there. I was in shock."

Johnson tested the waters of restricted free agency, but the Heat ultimately opted to match the Brooklyn Nets' offer for Johnson.

"It's a great feeling to know that you're wanted somewhere. They showed me how much they wanted me to be a part of the organization by matching," he added, per Winderman.

Johnson has averaged 21.6 minutes and 7.4 points per game in two seasons with the Heat.

[Sun Sentinel, h/t The Comeback]

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