Sixers Officially Add Tyler Johnson On 10-Day Contract

The 76ers have officially signed guard Tyler Johnson to a 10-day contract via the hardship exception, the team announced in a press release.Tyler Johnson

Johnson, 29, is 6-foot-3 and appeared in 29 games with the Nets last season, averaging 5.4 points and 2.0 rebounds. He has also spent time with the Suns and the Heat since entering the NBA in 2014.

He has appeared in 348 games overall but went unsigned after his deal expired at the end of 2020-21.

“Johnson’s 10-day contract will pay him $128,709, but it won’t count against the Sixers’ team salary for cap or tax purposes,” wrote Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors.

The 76ers currently have three players in the league’s health and safety protocol — guard Shake Milton, center Andre Drummond and power forward Georges Niang.

They of course are also still missing guard/forward Ben Simmons, who has been holding out and is the subject of multiple trade rumors. The goal is that the experienced Johnson will be able to provide some relief in the backcourt.

Per the 76ers’ press release

“A native of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Johnson went undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft before beginning his professional career with the NBA G League’s Sioux Falls Skyforce. He appeared in 15 games (all starts) with the Skyforce before signing two 10-day contracts, followed by a multi-year deal with Miami in 2015.     

“Collegiately, Johnson spent four years (2010-14) at Fresno State, earning All-Mountain West Conference Second Team honors as a senior with averages of 15.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists.    

“Johnson will wear No. 8 with Philadelphia.”

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