Miami Heat forward James Johnson will miss the beginning of this year's training camp because he failed to meet the team's conditioning requirements, according to a report from Anthony Chiang of The Miami Herald.

Once Johnson meets the team's conditioning requirements, he will be allowed to rejoin his teammates.

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Johnson, now 32 years of age, initially signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Heat in July of 2016. He re-signed with Miami in July of the following year.

In 55 appearances with the Heat last regular season, Johnson turned in averages of 7.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting from the field (33.6 percent from beyond the arc), 3.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 21.2 minutes per outing.

The fact that Johnson is being held out due to conditioning is a bit strange, as Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra recently praised his work ethic:

“He’s been very serious about his work this summer,” Spoelstra told The Miami Herald earlier this week, referring to Johnson. “You can see it in our conditioning day. He did a great job with that. He’s a unique two-way player in his ability to guard one through five when he’s healthy and facilitate and make other players better from a hybrid frontcourt position is unique.”

It's not clear how much playing time Johnson will see when is he ready to go, as the Heat already have Kelly Olynyk and Derrick Jones Jr. on the roster. In the end, it seems Johnson will be competing for minutes.

Miami finished the 2018-19 regular season with a 39-43 overall record, which left the team out of playoff contention. Hopefully, the Heat will find themselves in the postseason hunt in this campaign.