Heat trade Johnson, Ellington to Suns for Anderson

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Although Tyler Johnson plays nowhere near the value of his contract, the Miami Heat developed Johnson from a little regarded twenty-one year old into a part of Heat culture.

Johnson is on a contract that will have paid him $19.2 million by the end of this year, which almost matches Anderson's $20.4 million deal.

Phoenix, who sits at the bottom of the Western Conference standings, is en route to a high draft pick come lottery time, so it is expected that they wouldn't look to hold on to Ellington for the remainder of the season. He averaged 3.7 points in those games.

The Suns have added a guard. It also allows Miami to have a $6.3 million trade exception to use in the summer.

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The Miami Heat without Tyler Johnson will be like playing chess without a rook. He will make $6.27 million this season and will then become a free agent.

Johnson, 26, went undrafted in the 2014 National Basketball Association draft out of Fresno State. He is in the third year of a four-year $80 million deal.

The Suns personnel department is headed by former Heat forward. The 10-year veteran is averaging eight points in 21 minutes per game during his career.

Anderson, 30, is averaging 3.7 points and 3.0 rebounds in his first season in Phoenix, having also played with the Rockets, Pelicans, Magic and Nets in his career. It will be tricky to get under with the need to fill roster spots, but Heat general manager Andy Elisburg is one of the best executives in the National Basketball Association when it comes to understanding the salary cap.

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