Reports: Heat deal two for Suns' Ryan Anderson
NBA.com Global on Feb 07, 2019 07:58 AM
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The Phoenix Suns are acquiring shooting guards Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington from the Miami Heat for veteran forward Ryan Anderson, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic's Shams Charania.
Suns have reached an agreement with Heat to acquire guard Tyler Johnson, league source tells ESPN. https://t.co/rQz2LTvL0k— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2019
Miami is acquiring Phoenix's Ryan Anderson in the deal for Tyler Johnson, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2019
In his fourth NBA season, Johnson is averaging 10.8 points and 2.8 rebounds this season while playing in 44 games. Ellington is averaging 8.4 points in 21.3 minutes per game. According to Wojnarowski, the Suns are expected to waive Ellington so he can join a playoff contender.
Agent Mark Bartelstein is working with the Suns to waive guard Wayne Ellington and allow him to join a playoff contender, league sources tell ESPN. Ellington is arriving with Tyler Johnson from Miami in the trade for Ryan Anderson.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2019
The 30-year-old Anderson has only gotten into 15 games this season, averaging 3.7 points and 3.0 rebounds in 18.5 minutes.