Report: Heat trade Roger Mason to Kings for protected second round pick

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The Kings are expected to waive Roger Mason. (Christopher Trotman/Getty Images)

The Kings are reportedly expected to waive Roger Mason. (Christopher Trotman/Getty Images)

The Sacramento Kings made a second trade in as many days on Thursday, agreeing to acquire veteran guard Roger Mason from the Miami Heat in exchange for a "highly protected" future second round pick to Miami, according to tweets from Ken Berger of CBS Sports.

As Berger reported, the Kings are expected the waive Mason, who was due $1.2 million this season. The move allows the Heat to open up a roster spot as it begins its second half of the season, although it remains to be seen who Miami plans to add with the spot opened up by trading Mason.

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The 33-year-old NBA journeyman was selected in the second round by the Chicago Bulls in the 2002 draft. He had his best season in 2008-09 as a member of the San Antonio Spurs, playing in all 82 games and averaging 11.8 points on 42 percent shooting and 3.1 rebounds. He has made 25 appearances with the Heat this season, averaging three points in 10 minutes per game.

The trade comes a day after the Kings dealt Marcus Thornton to Brooklyn for Jason Terry and Reggie Evans.