Heat trading Tyler Johnson, Wayne Ellington to Suns for Ryan Anderson

Heat trading Tyler Johnson, Wayne Ellington to Suns for Ryan Anderson

Heat trading Tyler Johnson, Wayne Ellington to Suns for Ryan Anderson

The 10-year veteran is averaging eight points in 21 minutes per game during his career. Johnson spent the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons hopping between the G League and short-term contracts with the Heat before signing a four-year, $50 million deal during the 2016 offseason.

Ellington, however, is a strong candidate to be moved before Thursday's 3 p.m. trade deadline. The 10-year National Basketball Association veteran has appeared in 617 career games (139 starts) averaging 8.0 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 21.0 minutes while shooting 41 percent from the field, 38 percent from three-point range and 85.2 percent from the foul line.

The trade reduces the Heat's luxury tax for this season from $9.7 million to $1.7 million, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. He's shooting 42.6 percent from the field and 35.3 percent from 3-point range. "The 6'4" guard has made 10 starts for Miami this season. It also allows Miami to have a $6.3 million trade exception to use in the summer.

The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Johnson is in his fifth National Basketball Association season after going undrafted out of Fresno State.

The Phoenix Suns finally added a point guard.

Anderson agreed to lower his guaranteed amount to $15.6 million for next season - the amount of Knight's deal - and having fallen out of the rotation could have been a buyout or stretch candidate after this year.

Anderson, 30, has barely played in recent seasons, part of the salary-cap trade from the to the Suns this season.

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