Tyler Johnson

Tyler Johnson (MIA) “Bumpylining

Tyler J
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heatGuard: 6’4, 186 lbs; 3rd year, Fresno State 

NBA Role: athletic combo guard Star UnderDOG

Another stroke of genius from the legendary Pat Riley, athletic combo guard Tyler Johnson has been a revelation down in South Beach; after going undrafted (outta Fresno State) in 2014, Johnson worked his way up from the D-League & Summer League circuits and never looked back; lefty guard w/ fantastic bounce – Tyler’s pretty damn explosive, can finish regardless of who’s in the area (drives down the lane with something to prove); as much as he penetrates, TJ should look for spot-up shooters more often – playing w/ a guy like Wayne Ellington in the second unit is a great complement; pretty efficient shooter, can score off the dribble (above the rim) or via nifty floats*; could improve as a defender, lacks elite size; fierce competitor, making him a natural fit under Erik Spoelstra; Miami’s undisputed X-Factor

*‘last minute finisher’ w/ lefty hezzy-floats:

Signature Move: dribble into a 3

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 75


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  • Career: 10.7 points/game, 3.4 rebounds/game, 44% FG
  • Same nickname as your everyday, 1940s con artist