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Heat star Dwyane Wade reacts to Tyler Johnson, Wayne Ellington trade with Suns

Dwyane Wade

Miami Heat icon Dwyane Wade bid goodbye to Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington, both of which were sent to the Phoenix Suns via trade.

Via Twitter, Wade dedicated two separate tweets for his former teammates. He expressed his confidence in Johnson — whom he saw as a little brother — that he’ll take all the lessons he learned Heat with his new team.

Meanwhile, Wade showered Ellington with praise and says that he’ll have a brother for life in him.

The two were traded for veteran forward Ryan Anderson. He’s averaging 3.7 points and 3.0 rebounds in 15 games across 18.5 minutes with the Suns.

Prior to the Suns, he was played for the Houston Rockets and was an intrinsic part of the team’s successful campaign. Yet as time progressed, his minutes dwindled and was subsequently sent to the Suns where he received little to no playing time.

Johnson, 26-years-old, is averaging 10.8 points, 2.5 assists, and 2.8 rebounds this season, has one left year on his contract, assuming he opts in for $19.3 million next season.

Ellington, meanwhile, will reportedly be waived by the Suns even before playing for the team and will ink a deal with a playoff team.

The 31-year-old is averaging 8.4 points and 1.9 rebounds, including 2.3 three-point makes on 36.8 percent from 3-point distance in 25 games.