Archie Goodwin, part of the original unnamed timeline, is back with the Suns. He has essentially replaced Booker with the Suns.
The NAZ Suns, that is. And it is Askia Booker’s minutes he is going to get.
Archie was acquired for a pair of extra draft picks in a three-team swap.
The Northern Arizona Suns have traded for four-year NBA veteran and former Phoenix Suns guard Archie Goodwin, the team announced Sunday.
In a three-team trade involving Greensboro and Erie, the Suns acquired Goodwin from the Swarm.
Greensboro receives Northern Arizona’s first-round pick in the 2018 NBA G League Draft, originally owned by Delaware, Northern Arizona’s second-round pick in the same draft, a pick originally owned by Windy City, and forward Roscoe Smith from Erie.
The NAZ Suns recently traded guard Askia Booker in a prior deal and just recalled rookie Davon Reed to the big club.
Now, I guess you can say that the Suns swapped Booker for Archie.
Goodwin most recently played for the Greensboro Swarm, appearing in seven games this season. He played in 34 games for the Swarm last year, and on assignment from the Phoenix Suns, he played in 15 games with the Bakersfield Jam his first two professional years. He led the Jam to win the inaugural NBA D-League Showcase Cup in 2015, taking Most Valuable Player honors in the tournament.
With the Jam he averaged 23.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 15 games. In his NBA G League career, he has averaged 18.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.4 steals in 56 games (52 starts).
Goodwin, since he left Phoenix, has played a few games with the Nets and Pelicans but has not stuck in the league with them or with the Blazers who brought him to training camp this year.
I wonder what Archie thinks about this trade.