James Johnson: 3 years, $43 million (2017)
James Johnson represents another case of the classic “contract year” trap. Having made 5 different stops in his NBA career before arriving in Miami in 2016, Johnson averaged more than eight points a game scoring only twice in seven prior seasons. But in his first year in Miami, he saw his scoring output jump up to 12.8 points per game.
In their desperation to remain relevant in the Eastern Conference, the Heat brought back Johnson with a 3-year deal. In each of the first two seasons of said deal, Johnson’s scoring output has steadily decreased.