The Miami Heat have matched the Brooklyn Nets' offer sheet for guard Tyler Johnson, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Brooklyn had signed Johnson to a four-year, $50 million offer sheet on July 3 and the Heat had until midnight Sunday to match.
Miami has officially notified Johnson, the Nets and the league about the match in paperwork, according to Wojnarowski.
Johnson, 24, averaged 8.7 points, three rebounds and 2.2 assists per game in 36 games with Miami last year. He is entering his third season after he went undrafted in 2014.
On Saturday, the Nets' four-year, $75 million offer sheet to Trail Blazers guard Allen Crabbe was matched by Portland.
After Dwayne Wade left Miami for Chicago, it seemed likely there would be some trickle down effect, and the other shoe falls on the Nets with their attempt to grab Johnson.
Even though it's more than Miami probably wanted to spend, they really didn't have a choice if they wanted to try to stay competitive for this season. Ultimately, I'm not sure this won't work out for the Nets, but it is a blow to Sean Marks' plan. It seemed like he had allow young talent locked up, and now, at least in this case, it's back to the drawing board.