The Miami Heat were 0-4 last season with Tyler Johnson as the starting point guard. Miami continues to work with Johnson to play the position behind Goran Dragic.
"All the drills that we're doing this year kind of skewed toward being a point guard," Johnson said. "So it's definitely going to be an important part of my development to continue to get better. It was kind of derailed last year obviously by sitting out so many games [due to shoulder surgery]. But I think it's still the same goal that Spo has had from last year, is to get a lot of reps at the point guard." With just 1 1/2 seasons in the NBA, Johnson said playing the point is part of his growth curve. "It's just controlling the game, where if we have a couple of bad sets in a row, being able to calm the team down, get guys in their spots and then knowing when to push the tempo, knowing when we need to just go to draw up a play," he said. "I think the game awareness is probably the biggest thing that I need to develop as time goes on."
The Heat matched Johnson's offer sheet with the Nets in free agency.