Miami Heat restricted free-agent guard Tyler Johnson has agreed to sign a four-year, $50 million offer sheet with the Brooklyn Nets, Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Sunday.
After Johnson signs the offer sheet Thursday, at the end of the free-agent signing moratorium, the Heat will have three days to match the offer and retain Johnson, or else Johnson goes to the Nets.
Johnson was an undrafted guard in the NBA D-League in 2015 and played only 68 NBA games total the past two seasons.
Johnson would go from making $507,000 with Miami to a pact that would guarantee $18.8 million and $19.6 million in the final two seasons of the reported deal with the Nets.
The Nets are trying to complete a free-agent backcourt that includes Johnson and Jeremy Lin (three years, $36 million).
Sacramento, Chicago, Charlotte and New Orleans were among aggressive suitors for Johnson, Wojnarowski reported.
Johnson was undrafted out of Fresno State in 2014. He missed nearly three months because of shoulder surgery last season, but returned in the playoffs for Miami.
Wow, that came out of nowhere. Johnson, who was undrafted two years ago, had turned into a very solid role player for Miami, and now, he may very well get an opportunity for big minutes in Brooklyn.
If the Heat choose not to match, the Nets will add to their youth movement by still getting a player that will help them in the short term. Johnson's so athletic, and athleticism is something Brooklyn hasn't had a lot of since the move to Barclays Center. The Nets struggled mightily with their outside shooting last season, and if Johnson can repeat his 57.9 true shooting percentage from 15-16, he'll be a big shot in the arm.