Heat deal two for Suns' Ryan Anderson

Wayne Ellington

Johnson has a player option for next season $19.2 million (which he will undoubtedly accept), while Anderson is owed $15.6 million.

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.

As for Ellington, the 3-point specialist had fallen out of the team's rotation, ultimately sacrificed for luxury-tax relief. Forward Justise Winslow being named as the Heat's starting point guard while Dragic recovers from knee surgery further added to the crowd. His contract also has a 15-percent trade bonus valued at $1 million.

The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Johnson is in his fifth National Basketball Association season after going undrafted out of Fresno State. The buyout market is expected to be pretty good this year, so expect the Heat to make a run at the bevy of veteran role players once they agree to buyouts with their new teams. His smile with missing teeth will not be forgotten. He turns 31 in May and is under contract through next season. He's in his 5th National Basketball Association season. Gambadoro reports the expectation was the Suns were going to waive and stretch Anderson in the offseason. He potentially could find playing time with the Heat, with Johnson and Ellington both dealt and sidelined at least another month with a knee injury.

Johnson, 26, is averaging 10.8 points and 2.5 assists in 25.5 minutes per game mostly coming off the Heat's bench this year.

Anderson started his career as a 2008 first-round pick of the Nets, the No. 21 selection out of Cal. 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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