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Heat reportedly close to trading Josh McRoberts to the Mavericks

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Miami is carving out extra cap space by sending out the oft-injured big man.

NBA: Miami Heat at Dallas Mavericks Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat are reportedly working on trading Josh McRoberts and his $6 million contract to the Dallas Mavericks in a move to create more salary cap space.

Mavericks center A.J. Hammons is part of the deal, which also includes a future second round pick sent to Dallas along with McRoberts in the salary dump move.

The Heat signed Dion Waiters to a four-year $52 million contract Wednesday and also have reportedly signed free agent big man Kelly Olynyk to a four-year $50 million plus deal. They are also reportedly close to re-signing James Johnson and must also decide on the $6.3 million player option year for sharpshooter Wayne Ellington by Friday’s deadline.

This proposed trade with the Mavericks likely needs to take place first in order to accommodate Johnson’s contract after the Heat reportedly signed Olynyk.

Here are some highlights of Hammons.