Suns Trade For Guard Tyler Johnson

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The Phoenix Suns finally added a point guard. 

Well, kind of.

The Suns dealt Ryan Anderson in exchange for Miami Heat guards Tyler Jonson and Wayne Ellington, first reported by Arizona Sports’ John Gambodoro. 

Johnson is a combo guard who is averaging 10.8 points per game with 2.8 assists per contest who could step in to be the starting point guard.

He is owed $19 million this year with a player-option for the following season. Anderson fell out of rotation with the Suns earlier on in the season and was making over $20 million per season.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting Ellington’s camp is hoping he will be waived to join a contender.

This may not be the last move the Suns make before Thursday’s afternoon deadline, but the Suns have now brought in someone who can play in the rotation and become a trade piece next year should Johnson pick up his option.