Report: James Johnson Headed to Minnesota Timberwolves in Exchange for Gorgui Dieng - Heat Nation

Report: James Johnson Headed to Minnesota Timberwolves in Exchange for Gorgui Dieng

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It was initially thought that former Miami Heat forward James Johnson was headed to the Memphis Grizzlies in a two team deal that netted Andre Iguodala, but it appears that a third team is being added to help facilitate the deal.

As a result, Johnson is headed to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for big man Gorgui Dieng.

Dieng is a formidable big man and will help bolster a Grizzlies frontcourt of Jonas Valanciunas, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke.

The 6-foot-11 center from Senegal has career averages of 7.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game.

There’s a chance that Heat team president Pat Riley is not done dealing yet, as per this writing, there are still 20 minutes left until the NBA’s trade deadline.

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