When the Philadelphia 76 needed help in December of the 2021-2022 season, they were able to find it in veteran Tyler Johnson. The Sixers have been hit hard by COVID-19 as players put in place health and safety protocols and the Sixers needed available players to avoid delays.
Johnson played in three games for the Sixers, averaging 3.7 points and giving Philadelphia ball control, some toughness, and a few three-point shots when needed. After his 10 days were up, he signed another 10-day contract with the San Antonio Spurs and coach Doc Rivers even said he it is a pity that the team did not leave Johnson.
Unfortunately, he did not get another chance in the NBA, and now he will go to Australia as he signed a contract with the NBL teamBrisbane Bullets.
Their general manager Sam McKinnon is pleased to add Johnson, who stated:
“We have determined the recruitment of an American security guard, and the opportunity to sign someone with the ability and Tyler Johnson bloodline ticks our recruiting brief,” McKinnon said.
“Adding Tyler to our Soubi and Cady backcourt gives us a lot of flexibility and we are adding another playmaker. He can shoot exceptionally well, creates for his teammates and a lot of people have spoken about what a quality person he is.”
Johnson will likely be looking for his next NBA opportunity whenever it comes, so this opportunity in Australia will benefit him and his basketball future.
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