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Heat match Nets' $50 million bid, retain Tyler Johnson

Heat match Nets' $50 million bid, retain Tyler Johnson

The Miami Heat made a significant commitment to their youth movement Sunday, matching the Brooklyn Nets' four-year, $50 million offer sheet to retain guard Tyler Johnson.

Faced with a "poison pill" element in the contract that calls for salaries of nearly $20 million in each of the final two seasons, the Heat nonetheless decided to move forward with the development of a player they landed as an undrafted free agent out of Fresno State in 2014-15.

The move with Johnson, 24, is the Heat's latest toward taking a long view in the wake of last week's stunning loss of franchise icon Dwyane Wade to the Chicago Bulls in free agency.

In addition to Johnson, the Heat...

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