Heat deal Mason to Kings, free up roster spot
The Miami Heat opened a roster spot Thursday by trading backup guard Roger Mason Jr. and cash to the Sacramento Kings for a highly-protected second-round pick, sources told ESPN.com.
The Heat announced the deal about two hours prior to Thursday's 3 p.m. ET trade deadline.
Mason will be waived by the Kings and become a free agent, and the pick the Kings are trading to the Heat likely will never convey.
The Heat were interested in having a roster spot open so they can add a free agent that may become available in the next week. They are looking for a veteran wing player.
Mason averaged 3.0 points in 25 games for the Heat this season.
- Gas leak, evacuations reported in Frankford 43 min ago
- Man,90, dies in Hamilton Township house fire
- Partial house collapse in Strawberry Mansion
- 2 injured in NJ Turnpike crash in Mt. Laurel
- Autopsy results released in death of trooper's wife
- Search for finger-biting mall attack suspects
- Pa. woman born at Burger King seeks birth mom
- Vietnam vet's therapy dog missing in Lehigh Valley
- Photos: 7 recent child porn arrests in Pa.and Del.
- Photos: Thwarted! 10 suspects caught in the act
- 911 recordings released in Ewing Twp....
59 min ago
- Brief Surge of Mild Air
49 min ago
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos