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Miami Heat’s Tyler Johnson blunt after self-evaluation

Some Heat talk as Wednesday?s opener at Orlando nears:

? Tyler Johnson is a certifiable bargain at $5.8 million last season and $5.8 million this season.

But whether his backloaded contract will be good value when its rises to $19.2 million next season, and the following one, rests largely on whether Johnson can eliminate some of the games where he felt he was off.

Johnson was one of the NBA?s top three bench scorers last season, averaging 13.2 points, improving his assist to turnover ratio to a career best (3.2 assists, 1.2 turnovers) and giving the Heat a spark in numerous games.


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