The Suns made another trade today, entering into a three-team deal that sent Austin Rivers to the L.A. Clippers (from Boston), Shavlik Randolph (from Phoenix) and Chris Douglas-Roberts plus a 2nd round pick to the Boston Celtics (from L.A.), and Reggie Bullock to the Phoenix Suns (also from L.A.) .
Hot on the heals of the last deal that saw Brandan Wright make his way to Phoenix via the Celtics for a very conditional first round pick, Suns GM Ryan McDonough has apparently been busy once again talking to his old team, and Boston GM Danny Ainge, this time helping to trade Randolph to the Celtics in exchange for Bullock from the Clippers.
Speaking of Brandan Wright, it was his acquisition that basically made Shavlik expendable. With another big man on the roster, the Suns had no reason to keep Randolph as the fourth center on the depth chart.
So what did the Suns get for him?
Meet Reggie Bullock.
Bullock is a 23 year old, 6' 7" small forward who is averaging 8.9 points per 36 minutes this season, and shooting 38.5% from three. However, he is averaging only about 10 minutes per game right now though, so his actual points per game is only 2.6, on average.
Shooting threes isn't his only asset though, as he is also a good defender as well, which may be another reason Phoenix was interested in him.
This is only his second season in the NBA after being drafted out of North Carolina by the Clippers last year, with the 25th pick in the first round. He's still young, and still learning, and this gives the Suns yet another developmental wing on a roster that is already stacked...Hmmm.
More details to come.