Tyler Ryan Johnson is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Tyler attended 4 years at the Fresno State University. Appearing in 127 games and starting in 87 of them, he averaged 10.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.4 assists to go along with 1.1 steals in 27.9 minutes per game while shooting 45.6 percent from the field, 37.4 percent from beyond the arc.
Johnson joined the Miami Heat for the 2014 NBA Summer League after going undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft. He signed with the Heat but was later waived off. He was then acquired as an affiliate player of the Heat by the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League. In 2015, Johnson signed a 10-day contract with the Heat and finally made his NBA Debut against the Golden State Warriors.
After his contract expired, the Heat decided not to retain him and therefore he returned to the Skyforce in the next two days. Later in the month of February, Tyler signed a two year deal with Miami. He scored a season-high 26 points along with 4 steals in a 115–98 win over the Phoenix Suns. After battling through a shoulder injury in the 2015-2016 season, Johnson returned to action for the final six minutes of the Heat's Game 7 win over the Charlotte Hornets in the first round of the playoffs.
After becoming a restricted free agent in 2015–16 season, Tyler received a four-year, $50 million deal from the Brooklyn Nets which was later on matched by the Miami Heat. He scored a career-high 32 points coming off the bench in a 136–130 double-overtime loss to the Orlando Magic thus making him the only Heat player to have scored that many points as a reserve.