Tyler Johnson nearly left the Miami Heat last summer as the Brooklyn Nets offered him a huge contract. However, the Heat decided to match it and keep the young guard in Miami. In addition to it, the Heat signed James Johnson, who was a free agent, and they improve their bench.

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A few months after, Tyler and James Johnson are playing incredibly well, and they are the best bench duo in the entire NBA.

The Brothers Johnson is what they like to call themselves, and they have been a big part of Miami Heat's success this season. Both of them are great all-around players, and they do a lot of things on both ends of the floor. This duo always brings energy off the bench, and they help the Heat tremendously with the way they play.

James Johnson and Tyler Johnson have been very valuable for the Miami Heat this season - allucanheat.com
James Johnson and Tyler Johnson have been very valuable for the Miami Heat this season - allucanheat.com

James Johnson and Tyler Johnson are having career years

James Johnson has been in the NBA for nine years, and he has never averaged more than 9.2 points per game. This season, he is averaging career highs in three major statistical categories, with 12.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. Furthermore, Johnson is the second-best shot blocker on the Miami Heat with 1.1 rejections per game.

Tyler Johnson is much younger and is in his third NBA season.

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However, he is also posting career-best numbers in every category, as he averages 13.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.6 blocks per game. At 6'4", Tyler Johnson is one of the best-undersized shot blockers in the NBA and he gives his maximum effort every single night.

No other bench duo has as good all-around game as Johnsons

The Brothers Johnson are the only two bench players in the entire league to have 500 points, 200 rebounds, and 150 assists this season.

They play relentless basketball, fight for every loose ball and give their best every game in order to win, and it's paying off. While there are some better scoring tandems in the NBA, no one has the as good all-around game as Tyler and James Johnson.

Tyler Johnson will have three more years left on his contract after this season and will most likely be a big part of Miami Heat's future. On the other side, James Johnson was signed to just a 1-year contract last summer, and he will be an unrestricted free agent when the season ends.

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There is no doubt that the 30-year old forward will get plenty offers in free agency as his value has skyrocketed, but the Miami Heat will try to keep him on the team and lock him in on a multi-year deal.

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