Suns’ Tyler Johnson exercises $19.3 million option for next season

By Vincent Frank
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The single-worst contract in the NBA will remain in the desert for at least one more season.

As the Phoenix Suns look to find a starter-caliber point guard to team up with Devin Booker, veteran Tyler Johnson has exercised his $19.25 million option for the 2019-20 season.

Johnson, 26 signed a four-year, $50 million offer sheet with the Brooklyn Nets back in 2016.

His then-Heat team matched said offer before ultimately sending the former undrafted free agent to the Phoenix back in February.

In 13 games (12 starts) with the Suns last season, Johnson averaged 11.1 points and 4.2 assists while shooting just 37% from the field.

As of right now, Johnson would likely be the Suns’ starting point guard next season, though, they are said to be interested in a veteran after picking up rookie Ty Jerome in a draft-day trade Thursday evening.