Goodwin scored 12 points (4-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-5 FT), grabbed six rebounds, and handed out two assists over 25 minutes in Monday's win over the Lakers. That's back-to-back 12-point efforts off the bench for Goodwin, who seems to have earned himself a spot back in coach Jeff Hornacek's rotation. Goodwin won't continue to see the 27 minutes per game he's been averaging over the last two contests, but for the time being, it looks like he's vaulted ahead Ronnie Price, Sonny Weems, and Devin Booker for the top reserve guard spot.
Goodwin recorded 11 points (5-14 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 0-2 FT), four rebounds, and three assists over 24 minutes in Tuesday's preseason loss to the Rockets. Goodwin's line was dinged by four turnovers, but he was on the court to spark a 29-8 run in the fourth quarter that allowed the Suns to briefly assume the lead in the game's final minute. Though he's entering his third season in the league, Goodwin remains just 21 years old, so it shouldn't be viewed as a disappointment if he fails to see more than light minutes off the bench in 2015-16.
Struggling to find playing time for most of his first two seasons in the NBA, guard Archie Goodwin may have found a role with the Suns as a steady backup and he credits his experience in the D-League for the increased time, according to the ValleyoftheSuns.com."The things they were doing like sending me to the D-League and consistently having me play down there made me ready," Goodwin said. "They did a good job of keeping me in game shape and getting me ready to play."Playing time opened up for Goodwin after the Suns traded off guards Goran Dragic, Isaiah Thomas and Tyler Ennis. Goodwin has played 37 percent of his overall minutes this season in just his past four games, which has seen him average just under 9.0 points per game. Goodwin recently became the first Suns player age 20 or younger since Amar'e Stoudemire to score 10 points or more in at least three consecutive games.
The Suns announced guards Reggie Bullock and Archie Goodwin have been recalled from the NBA Development League on Wednesday. In 27 games, Bullock is averaging 2.4 points and 1.5 rebounds, while Goodwin is averaging 3.6 points and 1.2 rebounds in 14 games.
The Suns recalled rookies T.J. Warren and Tyler Ennis from Bakersfield of the NBA Developmental League Saturday while also reassigning guards Reggie Bullock and Archie Goodwin to Bakersfield. Warren scored 40 points on 16 of 27 shooting in Bakersfield's win over Oklahoma City Friday while also hauling in eight rebounds. Ennis scored 20 points on 8 of 14 shooting while racking up six assists and five rebounds in the same game. Bullock has seen just four minutes in two games since joining the Suns. Goodwin has averaged 6.9 minutes in 14 appearances with the team.
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