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Miami Heat Stars, Coaches Hop Aboard the Tyler Johnson Hype Train

MIAMI — Listen to Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Erik Spoelstra rave about sophomore combo guard Tyler Johnson, and you get the feeling the Heat might really believe in the upstart 23-year-old. Then look at the front office’s actions, and you know for sure. Beloved point guard Mario Chalmers’ dismissal last month can be directly traced…

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Ethan J. Skolnick: Tyler Johnson’s emergence helped spur trade of Mario Chalmers

If it wasn’t clear that Tyler Johnson will be staying awhile, it should be now, after Tuesday’s trade of two-time champion starting point guard Mario Chalmers, after Erik Spoelstra called the former undrafted free agent an “irresistible force” who has “earned what he’s getting,” after Johnson was the Heat’s first guard off the bench. So…

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Miami Heat’s Tyler Johnson Is Forcing His Way Into Rotation Conversation

When the Miami Heat discovered Hassan Whiteside out of the D-League, it was like finding a diamond in the rough. Whiteside has become one of the most dominant centers in the league, and that is in large part to the Heat actually giving the 7-foot center an opportunity on the court. Well, the same situation seems…

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Tyler Johnson Has Made Stalwart Mario Chalmers Expendable for Miami Heat

MIAMI — If actions speak louder than words, the Miami Heatare nearing the point of bellowing their belief in sophomore Tyler Johnson from atop a South Beach high-rise. The undrafted guard out of Fresno State is weaving his way further into the fabric of the franchise. Last season, he parlayed a training-camp invite into an NBA…

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Tyler Johnson: From minors to major role with Heat

CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO   This time Tyler Johnson is headed a bit farther north. For that, he is appreciative, his itinerary this time dropping him off in Minneapolis for the start of the Miami Heat‘s two-game trip that opens Thursday. A year ago, the flight north in November stopped across in South Dakota,…

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Tyler Johnson prepares for sophomore year

Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel interviewed Tyler Johnson last Wednesday, marking the first time the Heat guard spoke about his broken jaw injury during the 2015 NBA Summer League. “I had two plates put in,” he told Winderman. “The fracture happened at two parts of my jaw. So I fractured it on one…

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Tyler Johnson hits Summer League game-winner for Heat with .4 on clock

Whether regular season or Summer League, we love us some buzzer beaters. In case you missed it because you were grilling burgers and watching fireworks, NBA Summer League started on July 4 down in Orlando (it moves on to Denver and Las Vegas next week). On Sunday, Tyler Johnson — who was up and down…

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Tyler Johnson 2014-15 Season Rundown

Season Rundown: Tyler Johnson had quite a unique path to the NBA, but all his hard work paid off in the end. Johnson went undrafted out of Fresno State, played with the HEAT’s summer league team and joined the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the D-League before signing with the HEAT for the remainder of the…

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Youth Movement: James Ennis and Tyler Johnson made strides as rookies in 2014-15

Photo Credit: Issac Baldizon by Joe Beguiristain Posted: Apr 21, 2015 While the HEAT fell just short of the postseason, there were still some positives to takeaway from the 2014-15 campaign. For starters, Miami found a true physical presence inside with Hassan Whiteside and acquired Goran Dragic at the trade deadline. Perhaps just as importantly,…

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14th Annual HEAT April Pool’s Day – Recap

MIAMI – The Miami HEAT teamed up with Florida Blue, Sun Sports and the American Red Cross to host the 14th Annual HEAT April Pool’s Day on Wednesday, April 8th at Grapeland Water Park. The event serves as the launch of the HEAT’s summer long “Learn to Swim” community swim safety campaign and officially kicks…

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