Miami Heat agree to trade Tyler Johnson to Phoenix Suns


The Miami Heat have agreed to trade guard Tyler Johnson to the Phoenix Suns, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday.

In return, the Heat will get veteran forward Ryan Anderson from the Suns, sources told ESPN.

Johnson, who is averaging 10.8 points, 2.5 assists and 2.8 rebounds in 25.5 minutes per game this season, has one left year on his contract, assuming he opts in for $19.3 million next season. He also has a 15 percent trade bonus valued at $1 million.

The 30-year-old Anderson was averaging 3.7 points and 3.0 rebounds in his first season with the Suns. He also has played for the Rockets, Pelicans, Magic and Nets during his career, averaging 12.5 points and 5.3 rebounds.

Anderson is making $20.4 million this season and is due to make $21.3 million next season. The salary in 2019-20 is guaranteed for $15.64 million, with the remaining amount becoming fully protected if he is not waived by July 10.

The tax projection in Miami will increase from $9.7 million to $11.8 million. However, because Kelly Olynyk is likely to miss out on a $1 million bonus for playing 1,700 minutes this season, the trade projects to be tax neutral.

ESPN’s Zach Lowe and Bobby Marks contributed to this report.

Source : ESPN