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.
Heat plan to send McRoberts and a future second round pick to Dallas for A.J. Hammons, league sources tell The Vertical. https://t.co/OJY3sDiB4q— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 7, 2017
Mavs also get rid of Hammons guarantee for next yr. McRoberts deal expires at end of season. Mavs gain about $1.5m in space next summer— Chuck Cooperstein (@coopmavs) July 7, 2017
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.
James Johnson's agent Mark Bartelstein tells me the #Heat and James Johnson are still "working through some things."— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) July 6, 2017
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.