Sources: Heat nearing trade for salary relief with Mavericks

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/players/4314/" data-ylk="slk:Josh McRoberts">Josh McRoberts</a> is heading to the <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/teams/dal/" data-ylk="slk:Dallas Mavericks">Dallas Mavericks</a>. (AP)
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.

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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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