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ASK IRA: Is James Johnson changing his Heat long-term outlook?

ASK IRA: Is James Johnson changing his Heat long-term outlook?

 


January 18, 2017

Q: The talent pool is just too short to simply make a take-it-or-leave-it approach with James Johnson, just because the guy has to be paid more. The Heat gave him a second life. Does he stay to say thank you? Or now that he is a valuable commodity he can take more money and/or play for a contender. -- Richard.

A: When it comes to players who have been one thing most of their careers and then have a breakout season with a team at the bottom of the standings, I think opposing general managers take pause, as might the Heat front office. What I've stressed is that while I don't believe James Johnson will receive...

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