josh-mcroberts

Sources: Heat nearing trade for salary relief with Mavericks
Josh McRoberts is heading to the Dallas Mavericks. (AP)

The Miami Heat are nearing agreement on a trade for salary relief by sending forward Josh McRoberts to the Dallas Mavericks, league sources told The Vertical.

Miami also plans to send a future second-round draft pick and cash considerations to Dallas, with the Mavericks sending 2016 second-round pick A.J. Hammons to the Heat, league sources said. The teams are expected to have the trade call on Friday, league sources said.

After losing out in the pursuit of All-Star Gordon Hayward, the Heat reached agreement on a deal to re-sign Dion Waiters and are now working to re-sign forward James Johnson to a long-term deal.

In a 10-year career with Portland, Indiana, the Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando, Charlotte and Miami, McRoberts, 30, has averaged 5.4 points and 3.9 rebounds.

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THE DEAL IS DONE: In conclusion the Lakers will receive Dwight Howard, Chris Duhon, and Earl Clark. They have given up Andrew Bynum (to the 76ers), Josh McRoberts (to the Orlando Magic), Christian Eyenga (to the Orlando Magic) and a lottery protected 2017 1st round pick (also to the Orlando Magic).

I imagine Mitch Kupchak has Ice Cube’s Today Was a Good Day on loop in his office right now. For that matter all Lakers fans should have the song on loop today in celebration.