Tyler Johnson Celebrity Life
Tyler Johnson is an American basketball player currently playing for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was born on May 7, 1992, to parents, Milton and Jennifer Johnson.
Johnson attended Fresno State University where he also played basketball for the college team there. In his four year career, he played 127 games with an average of 10.6 points, 2.4 assists, 1-1 steals and 4.8 rebounds per game.
His field shooting average was 45.6 percent, 71.6 percent from the free-throw line and 37.4 percentage from the three-point range. By the end of his career at Fresno State University, he was ranked 16 on Fresno State all-time scoring list with 1346 career points.
During his senior years, he was inducted into the All-Mountain West Conference second team where his three-point range shot percentage was 43.2 which was recognized as the sixth-highest single-season three-point field goal percentage in school history.
Johnson went undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft and thus joined the Miami Heat for the 2014 NBA Summer League. He didn’t stay there for long. In 4 months, on November 3, Sioux Falls Skyforce acquired him as an affiliate player to play in the NBA Development League.On January 15, 2015, Johnson finally made his NBA debut against the Golden State Warriors. He played for just 1.44 minutes and scored two points on a pair of free throws.
He was not permanently acquired by Miami Heats till then. Instead, he was often signed up for ten-day contracts as and when the team required his services.
However, that changed when on February 8, 2015, he signed a two year deal with the Heat. On March 2, against the Phoenix Suns, he played his season-best with 26 points and 4 steals. The Heats won that game 115-98 though. His best was yet to come for that season.
Five days after the victory against the Phoenix Suns, he scored 24 points and played a career-high 44 minutes off the bench as he helped Miami Heat beat the Sacramento Kings, 114-109. Later while playing the seasons finale against the Philadephia 76ers, he topped the minute's mark by 48 minutes.
In July of the 2015 NBA Summer League, Johnson broke a jaw while playing and thus was sidelined for six weeks. He came back strong by December and scored a season-high of 20 points against the charlotte hornets.
He sustained another injury in December that year, this time to his shoulder. He missed just eight games this time.
He played a few games then on while nursing pain in his shoulder. He could not handle it for long and went in for surgery by February 2016. This sidelined him for close to three months. By May he was back in action when he played against the Charlotte Hornets for a short 6 minutes.
The 2015-2016 season was good for Johnson. In the month of July, the Brooklyn Nets offered him a 4 year and $50 million contracts. However, the Heat matched the Brooklyn Nets offer and re-signed Johnson. He was at his best in 2016 as he performed consistently well in all the games he played.
On December 7, 2016, he scored a career-high of 27 points against the Atlanta Hawks. He went on to top that mark by scoring 32 points while playing against Orlando Magic. This was a record of sorts because that was the highest score for any reserve in the history of Miami Heat basketball.
On February 6, 2019, Johnson along with another teammate, Wayne Ellington was traded to the Phoenix Suns. For the Phoenix Suns, he scored a season-high of 29 points in a 120-112 loss against the Atlanta Hawks.
Injury-plagued him again in the form of right knee soreness. He had to undergo arthroscopic surgery and was ruled out for the rest of the season.
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