James Johnson made his return to the Miami Heat after getting kicked out of the team on September 30th for failing to meet their conditioning standards.

"It was Day 1 of earning my respect back. That's the only emotion I had, is earn my respect back ... It's good to be back home. I got exactly what I needed; I got exactly what I needed to hear. Hopefully I can put it all behind me after this," said Johnson.

Johnson missed two weeks of practice, along with two out of the Heat's first five exhibition games.

Jimmy Butler was excited by Johnson's return.

“It’s great to have that guy back. He plays basketball the right way.”