NBA Restart: 2019-20
NBA Restart: 2019-20

Nets sign guard Tyler Johnson

From Staff

Jun 24, 2020 7:41 AM ET

Tyler Johnson averaged 5.7 points and 1.7 rebounds per game for Phoenix this season.

The Brooklyn Nets waived guard Theo Pinson on Tuesday, clearing the spot for the addition of another player for the season restart.

The team announced the signing of former Phoenix Suns guard Tyler Johnson on Wednesday. He was traded to Phoenix during the 2018-19 season and appeared in 44 games for the Suns before being waived by them on Feb. 10. This season, Johnson played in 31 games for the Suns, averaging 5.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 16.6 minutes per game.

The Nets made a serious run at signing Johnson as a free agent in the summer of 2016, offering him a $50 million offer sheet the Heat ultimately matched. 

Brooklyn is 30-34 and the current No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference. It is one of the 22 teams taking part in the 2019-20 season reset, which is tentatively scheduled to begin on July 30 at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.

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