Heat acquire Ryan Anderson from Suns for Tyler Johnson

Heat acquire Ryan Anderson from Suns for Tyler Johnson

He is owed $19 million this year with a player-option for the following season.

Miami will create a $6.27 million trade exception with the deal, which Ellington must approve.

Ellington's agent, Mark Bartelstein, is attempting to get the Suns to waive his client and allow the guard to join a playoff contender, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

For the Suns, they receive another guard to add to their rotation.

Philadelphia is expected to keep a close on what the future holds for the ex-Miami Heat member.

Johnson, 26, was in his fifth season with Miami since going undrafted in 2014.




Johnson recently had moved into the Heat starting lineup in place of Rodney McGruder. If no such agreement is reached, the 31-year-old is in the final year of his $6.2 million contract and will become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

The Suns personnel department is headed by former Heat forward.

In his fourth National Basketball Association season, Johnson is averaging 10.8 points and 2.8 rebounds this season while playing in 44 games.

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

Anderson averaged 9.0 FanDuel points in 15 appearances for the Suns this season.

Anderson started his career as a 2008 first-round pick of the Nets, the No. 21 selection out of Cal. He also has time to work as the luxury tax applies to a team's payroll at the end of the season.

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