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Former Gonzaga star Kelly Olynyk headed to Dallas Mavericks

Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk celebrates after shooting a 3-pointer in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in Miami. Reports say Olynyk is being traded from Miami to the Dallas Mavericks. (Brynn Anderson / Associated Press)
Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk celebrates after shooting a 3-pointer in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in Miami. Reports say Olynyk is being traded from Miami to the Dallas Mavericks. (Brynn Anderson / Associated Press)
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The Dallas Mavericks are acquiring Kelly Olynyk and Derrick Jones Jr. from the Miami Heat, according to multiple reports.

The deal is part of the sign-and-trade agreement the Heat made with the Philadelphia 76ers to land Jimmy Butler in exchange for Josh Richardson.

In order to absorb Butler’s new four-year, $143 maximum contract, Miami needed to unload additional salary. Former Gonzaga star Olynyk, 28, is on the books for potentially two more seasons for $23.8 million. He will earn $11.6 million next season and has a player option for 2020-21. He stands to make $12.2 million that season. The 7-foot Olynyk signed a four-year, $50 million deal with the Heat in 2017.

Jones, 22, has one year left on his two-year, minimum deal that he signed with Miami in 2018. He will make $1.6 million next season.

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