The Dallas Mavericks traded center A.J. Hammons to the Miami Heat in exchange for center Josh McRoberts, a future second round pick and cash considerations, the team announced Friday.
The move comes a day after the Mavericks re-signed Dirk Nowitzki to a reported two-year, $10 million deal.
Hammons (7-foot, 250 pounds) appeared in 22 games for Dallas as a rookie last season, averaging 2.2 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 7.4 minutes per game. Hammons, a second-round pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, also appeared in 15 games (14 starts) for the Mavericks G-League affiliate Texas Legends and averaged 12.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 25.7 minutes.
McRoberts (6-10, 240) played 22 games with 14 starts for the Miami Heat last season and averaged 4.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists in 17.3 minutes. He suffered a stress fracture in his left foot on Dec. 23 and missed the remainder of the season. McRoberts, a 10-year veteran, has played for six teams (Portland, Indiana, L.A. Lakers, Orlando, Charlotte and Miami).
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