Mavs trade A.J. Hammons to Miami for Josh McRoberts

by Dan M | Posted on Saturday, July 15th, 2017

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The Mavs have traded center A.J. Hammons to the Miami Heat in
exchange for center Josh McRoberts, a future second round pick and
cash considerations.
McRoberts (6-10, 240) played 22 games with 14 starts for the Miami
Heat last season and averaged 4.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists in
17.3 minutes. He suffered a stress fracture in his left foot on 12/23
and missed the remainder of the season.
The 10-year career veteran has played for six teams (Portland,
Indiana, L.A. Lakers, Orlando, Charlotte and Miami) after getting
drafted 37th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2007. He has
career averages of 5.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 19.2
minutes in 431 games (179 starts) while shooting a clip of 46.4% from
the field and 70.5% from the line.
Hammons (7-0, 250) appeared in 22 games for Dallas as a rookie
last season, averaging 2.2 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 7.4
minutes per game.
The 46th overall selection in the 2016 NBA Draft also appeared in
15 games (14 starts) for the Mavericks G-League affiliate Texas
Legends and averaged 12.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 25.7
minutes.
The center finished his four years at Purdue ranked on many of
its all-time lists including rebounds (3rd), blocks (2nd) and scoring
(17th). Hammons garnered Second Team All-Big Ten and All-Defensive
Team as a junior and was named Big Ten All-Freshman Team.
The Gary, Ind., native attended high school at basketball-power
Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) where he was named a
McDonald’s All-American.

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