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Tyler Johnson progressing well, could return in April

Tyler Johnson can't help the Heat in games yet, but he's starting to help in warmups.

Prior to Saturday's game in Boston, Johnson was dressed out on the court, using his right hand to fire passes to other players. His left hand was still down by his side, as he tried not to overstress his surgically-repaired left shoulder.

Johnson said, a few minutes later, that he plans to travel with the Heat for the rest of the season.

"I'm starting to be able to do ball-handling," Johnson said. "Nothing over the head yet. But I'm able to make passes, right-handed only. Probably in a couple of weeks, I'll be able to make passes with both hands."

He's also able to run, because it's pain free, but hasn't done much in the weight room yet. 

He said he feels like "I'm progressing really well. We still haven't put a timetable on it. But me personally, I feel like I'm progressing really well. I'm going to do everything I can to get back."

Johnson did say if that happens, "it would probably be in April."




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