Heat deal two for Suns' Ryan Anderson

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The Heat have reportedly reached a deal to send guard Tyler Johnson to the Suns, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

As for the Wayne Ellington addition to this deal, we can expect that Ellington pushes for his release so he can sign elsewhere for a contender, as the Suns don't necessarily need him for the remainder of the season.

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In an extremely interesting bit of news, it turns out Johnson isn't the only player heading to Phoenix. A native of Grand Forks, ND, Johnson is averaging 10.8 points on.426 shooting, 2.5 boards and 2.8 assists in 25.5 minutes a night in 44 games this season.

Ellington, 31, is in his 10th National Basketball Association season. Johnson ranks second in Heat history with 19 career games scoring 20-plus points off the bench.

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Anderson's contract is only partially guaranteed for $15.6 million next season. He has a player option for next season that calls for him to be paid $19.3 million. He is playing on a one-year, $6.2 million contract.

Ellington is shooting 36% from the three-point line this season, but is a career 38% shooter from deep in 617 games of National Basketball Association experience. Gambadoro reports the expectation was the Suns were going to waive and stretch Anderson in the offseason.

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The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Johnson is in his fifth National Basketball Association season after going undrafted out of Fresno State. He has appeared in just 15 games for Phoenix this season. He holds career averages of 8.0 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists with 885 career three-point makes on 38.0 percent shooting.

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