Heat trim ros­ter with two moves

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

MI­AMI — The Mi­ami Heat trimmed ros­ter and pay­roll Mon­day, send­ing Shabazz Napier to the Or­lando Magic and Zo­ran Dragic to the Bos­ton Celtics. Napier was a first-round se­lec­tion af­ter lead­ing Con­necti­cut to the 2014 NCAA ti­tle and played in 51 games for Mi­ami, av­er­ag­ing 5.1 points and 2.5 as­sists. Dragic, the brother of Heat guard Go­ran Dragic, ap­peared in 16 games. He’ll earn $1.7 mil­lion this sea­son, while Napier makes about $1.3 mil­lion. The moves also should help re­lieve Mi­ami’s lux­ury tax for next sea­son. Or­lando sent a pro­tected 2016 sec­ond-rounder to Mi­ami for Napier. Bos­ton sent a pro­tected 2019 sec­on­drounder for Zo­ran Dragic, while pick­ing up a 2020 sec­ond-rounder and cash to cover his 2015-16 salary. The Heat now have 15 con­tracts for next sea­son, not in­clud­ing rookie Josh Richard­son.

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