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Phoenix Suns combo guard Tyler Johnson has picked up the player option on his contract for the 2019-20 season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Johnson is due to make $19.25 million next season.
He was acquired by the Suns along with Wayne Ellington in a February trade with the Miami Heat for Ryan Anderson.
Johnson, 27, appeared in 13 games with the Suns, averaging 11.1 points and a career-high 4.2 assists. He went undrafted in 2014 before signing on with the Heat and spending four-plus seasons with the franchise.
His contract comes courtesy of an offer from the Brooklyn Nets, who offered Johnson a backloaded $50-million deal in 2016. The Heat decided to match as Johnson was a restricted free agent.