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Following the surprising trade for Tyler Johnson before the Feb. 7 deadline, the Suns are sitting in a new position. Gone is the max cap space that owner Robert Sarver suggested they were preserving in preseason (Ryan Anderson's salary was reduced so they could waive and stretch his contract at the
The Detroit Pistons are close to signing free agent guard Wayne Ellington, ESPN reported Friday. Ellington was bought out by the Phoenix Suns on Thursday after getting traded to Phoenix by the Miami Heat in a deal that also sent Tyler Johnson to the Suns for Ryan Anderson. Ellington, 31, is one of the
The Heat excel at getting players to help reduce the team's luxury-tax bill, most infamously with Beno Udrih – injured and out for the rest of the season – accepting a buyout in 2016. This year, Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington are cooperating. John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7: Johnson was entitled to a trade bonus of $1,043,817.
Phoenix, which has been seeking a guard for a while, has acquired Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington from the Heat in exchange for Ryan Anderson.
The Miami Heat are trading Tyler Johnson to the Phoenix Suns, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The Athletic's Shams Charania reports that Wayne Ellington will also go to Phoenix in the deal. Ryan Anderson is reportedly heading to Miami in return.