Report: Heat trade guard Brian Roberts, draft pick to Portland

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The Miami Heat are trading guard Brian Roberts and a second-round pick to the Portland Trail Blazers, reports The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. 

The Heat acquired Roberts in a three-team trade that sent away Chris Andersen on Tuesday. The Heat also traded Jarnell Stokes to the Pelicans earlier Thursday.

The Roberts trade moves the Heat under the NBA’s luxury-tax threshold, saving them $6 million, reports Wojnarowski. The Blazers have made multiple deadline moves of their own, stockpiling draft picks in exchange for absorbing unwanted contracts into their cap space.

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Roberts, in his fourth season out of Dayton, is averaging 4.8 points and 1.3 assists per game so far this season.

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