Heat trade guards Tyler Johnson, Wayne Ellington to Suns, acquire Ryan Anderson

Heat trade guards Tyler Johnson, Wayne Ellington to Suns, acquire Ryan Anderson

Johnson has a $19.1 million player option for next season.

The Sixers have bee extremely active so far leading up to the National Basketball Association trade deadline on Thursday, and there is reason to believe there could be more moves coming.

After landing in Phoenix, Ellington and his agent are reportedly working with the Suns toward his release, which would likely come in the form of a buyout, in order to join a playoff contender. His contract also has a 15-percent trade bonus valued at $1 million.

Johnson, 26, went undrafted in the 2014 National Basketball Association draft out of Fresno State.

With another mediocre season coming to fruition, the Miami Heat decided to make a trade with with the Phoenix Suns.

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The complex structure of that deal eventually hamstrung the Heat from salary-cap and luxury-tax standpoints, with the bulk of the salary coming in the final two years of the deal. His smile with missing teeth will not be forgotten. He will make $6.27 million this season and will then become a free agent.

The Suns personnel department is headed by former Heat forward.

The 30-year-old Anderson has played in just 15 games for the Suns after being acquired from the Houston Rockets in an offseason trade.

Ellington, a career 38 percent shooter from deep, had appeared in only 25 games this season for the Heat as the team was unable to find minutes for him. After that lone season in New Jersey, he played three seasons for the Orlando Magic.

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