A native of Grand Forks, ND, Johnson is averaging 10.8 points on.426 shooting, 2.5 boards and 2.8 assists in 25.5 minutes a night in 44 games this season.
As for Johnson, he had played well throughout the season but the albatross around his neck was the contract he signed in 2016.
Trade activity in the National Basketball Association is continuing apace as Thursday's deadline approaches.
Johnson, 26, is averaging 10.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 25.5 minutes this season.
While trading for Anderson at first glance looks like the Heat go further into the luxury tax with his salary this season being $20.4 million the money the team saves comes in other ways.
Eden Hazard closer to Real Madrid move after ‘decision’ taken on future
The Blues are now in a precarious situation, with widespread reports linking Eden Hazard with a move away from Stamford Bridge . Richarlison is now in his second season in England, having made his way to Watford from Fluminense in the summer of 2017.
Ellington is now on a one-year, $6-million deal and rarely found minutes in the Heat's rotation. He's shooting 42.6 percent from the field and 35.3 percent from 3-point range.
Although Ellington is arriving with Johnson from Miami to Phoenix, the guard may not be in the desert long. Phoenix also received rookie point guard De'Anthony Melton in the trade.
Wojnarowski reports that Ellington's agent is working with the Suns to waive the guard, allowing him to join a playoff contender. His contract includes a 15 per cent trade bonus valued at $1 million that he will receive as a result of this move.
Philadelphia is expected to keep a close on what the future holds for the ex-Miami Heat member. Anderson is owed $15.6 million next season.