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Miami HEAT Acquire Pelle Larsson in Three-Team Trade Involving Atlanta Hawks & Houston Rockets

Your Miami HEAT have acquired the draft rights to Pelle Larsson (selected 44th overall) and cash considerations from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for the draft rights to Nikola Djurisic (selected 43rd overall) in a three-team trade involving the Houston Rockets in which Atlanta also sent AJ Griffin to Houston for the 44th pick in the draft.

Larsson, who finished his collegiate career as the only player in the nation to record at least 1,200 points, 500 rebounds, 300 assists and 100 steals while also shooting at least 49 percent from the field and 39 percent from three-point range over the last four seasons, started all 37 games as a senior with Arizona last season and averaged 12.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 30.2 minutes while shooting 52.6 percent from the field, 42.7 percent from three-point range and 75 percent from the foul line. He was named to the All-Pac-12 Second Team and earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors once. He scored in double-figures 27 times, including four 20-point games. Larsson connected on multiple three-point field goals on 14 occasions and shot at least 50 percent from downtown 17 times, including five perfect games. Additionally, he posted career highs last season in scoring average, assists, steals, field goal percentage and three-point field goals made while also leading the team with a +412 plus/minus.

Larsson will wear number 9.

By ML Staff. Courtesy of NBA. For Miami HEAT


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