Heat Trade Roger Mason Jr. to open a roster spot

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

In what will probably be the most boring deal of Deadline day, the Heat traded Roger Mason Jr. to the Kings.

The Miami Heat have agreed to trade Roger Mason Jr. and cash to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for, in the words of ESPN's Marc Stein, "a highly protected second round pick that will most likely never be conveyed".

Ken Berger of CBS Sports was the first to report the deal.  Berger is also reporting that the Kings will buyout Mason Jr. with the money the Heat are sending them in the trade.

As I mentioned one week ago, the Heat seem likely to pursue Caron Butler should he be waived by Milwaukee.  Trading Mason Jr. and receiving nobody in return opens up a roster spot that would allow the Heat to do that.  I'd imagine there are other options the Heat are looking at as well, but Butler is the only one I know of right now.

I wouldn't expect much of anything else from the Heat today, but what do I know?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Hot Hot Hoops

You must be a member of Hot Hot Hoops to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hot Hot Hoops. You should read them.

Join Hot Hot Hoops

You must be a member of Hot Hot Hoops to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hot Hot Hoops. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker