After getting his big break with the Miami Heat, Tyler Johnson gets to carry that on with the Phoenix Suns. However, it appears the 27-year-old has not entirely gotten over leaving South Beach after he was spotted working out with Heat gear recently courtesy of former teammate James Johnson.

The undrafted player of the 2014 NBA Draft remains connected with his former teammates. Johnson posted a photo on his Instagram account showing Tyler wearing Heat shorts. The caption read: "He borrowed some shorts #life _ @jhfxstudios."

Tyler Johnson found himself headed to the Phoenix Suns last February along with Wayne Elington in exchange for Ryan Anderson. He buckled down to work and showed Phoenix what he could do although he was unable to finish the season, reported. He suffered underwent arthroscopic surgery after complaining of knee soreness. He played 13 games for the Suns, averaging 11 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists.

Back in June, Johnson exercised his player option to return for the Suns next season. He will be making $19.25 million, ESPN reported. This was part of the four-year $50 million deal he ended up with after the Heat matched the free agent offer sheet of the Nets back in 2016.

And while some hold questions on whether Johnson deserves that high of a pay, his grind towards making it to the NBA should justify all that. With no team taking him in during the 2014 NBA Draft, the Fresno State University product ended up with the affiliate team of the Heat, the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League. The Heat tried him out but would later on send him back to Skyforce. It was a different story the second time around with Johnson unleashing his true potential.

Looking at his career, there is no denying that Johnson has become pretty attached to the Heat. He is set to become a free agent next season and there is a chance he could return to South Beach once more. Even though he has shown what he can do, Johnson could use this season as an audition - not solely for the Heat. By next summer, he could be dangled another lucrative deal if he unveils a remarkable performance this 2019-20 NBA season.

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