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The New Orleans Pelicans trade Luke Babbitt to the Miami Heat for 2018 draft pick

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With the offseason agreements, Babbitt was not long for the Pelicans roster, one way or the other.

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The New Orleans Pelicans have traded Luke Babbitt to the Miami Heat today for a future draft pick and cash considerations.

The Pelicans are not expected to make use of the pick due to the heavy protections associated with it.

Luke Babbitt spent a total of three seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans, following a short stint overseas in Russia. He averaged 7.0 points, 3.1 rebounds and nearly 1 three a game during the 2015-16 season.

Babbitt's ability to stretch the floor was easily his largest strength. Had he qualified, Babbitt would have led the league in three-point percentage during the 2014-15 season.

With Tim Frazier agreeing to a 2-year deal earlier in the day, it was expected that both Babbitt and Toney Douglas would become roster casualties.

Babbitt was a fan favorite, but when the roster was largely healthy, he routinely didn't see regular season game action. He was most famous for both his long hair style and his incredible pump fakes.