Aug. 20, 2018
Report: Heat have no interest in acquiring Ryan Anderson
Earlier this month, USA Today Sports’ reporter, Sam Amick tweeted that the Rockets would consider a trade for one of the Johnsons in exchange for Ryan Anderson. ESPN's Zach Lowe proposed a trade that involved sending Anderson and a low first round pick to Miami for Tyler Johnson.
If that is actually proposed, the Heat wouldn't be interested. According to , the team has no interest in acquiring Ryan Anderson. Acquiring Anderson would increase Miami’s luxury tax bill, something Miami definitely doesn't want.
Anderson, a career 38 percent three point shooter, averaged 9.3 points and five rebounds in 26.1 minutes per game for Houston last season. He's currently owed a little more than $40 million over the next two years.
Miami has shopped Tyler Johnson all summer long, but has yet to find a market for him, according to multiple reports. The athletic Heat guard is slated to make $19.2 million over the next two seasons.
Barry Jackson also in his article that the team values James Johnson, who has fully recovered from his Sports Hernia surgery. The Heat expect a better version of James Johnson this season. Johnson currently has three years left on his contract and is slated to make $14.4 million in 2018-19. The nine-year veteran averaged 10.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 2017-18 for the Heat, shooting 50.3 percent overall and 30.8 percent from beyond the three-point arc.