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The Orlando Magic have agreed to trade center Dakari Johnson to the Memphis Grizzlies for forward Jarell Martin and cash, according to a report from ESPN.
The Magic will also send the rights to second-round pick Tyler Harvey to the Grizzlies, added the Orlando Sentinel.
Johnson was acquired from the Oklahoma City Thunder last week — a deal in which the Magic sent guard Rodney Purvis to the Thunder.
The Johnson-Martin deal Tuesday means “the Grizzlies will save on salary and luxury tax with the deal, dropping them $473,000 below the luxury tax,” ESPN wrote.
Johnson appeared in 31 games last season and averaged less than two points. He was selected by the Thunder out of Kentucky in the second round (No. 48 overall) of the 2015 draft.
Martin is 6-foot-10 and appeared in 73 games last season, averaging 7.7 points and 4.4 rebounds. The Grizzlies selected him with the No. 25 overall draft pick in 2015.