The Suns no longer intend to re-sign Price this summer, John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports. Gambadoro reports that the Suns had interest in bringing Price back on a one-year deal, but the veteran point guard reportedly secured a two-year commitment from another team. There's been little news regarding Price actually signing elsewhere, however, so for the time being, the 33-year-old's future still remains up in the air. Price, who averaged 5.3 points, 2.4 assists, 1.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals across 19.5 minutes per game in 62 appearances with the Suns last season, is likely ticketed for a bench role no matter where he ends up.
Price managed five points (1-8 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight assists, four rebounds and a steal over 33 minutes in Fridday's 106-99 loss to the Wizards. The veteran guard received the start in place of Brandon Knight (sports hernia), but had a forgettable night shooting the ball. The Utah Valley product had a stretch of productive starts earlier in the season, but has now failed to hit double-digit scoring in 11 of the last 12 games.
Price will likely start Friday against the Wizards, Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic reports. Price saw at least 21 minutes in the Suns' last four games, and he will be in position to top that Friday night with Brandon Knight sitting out due to a sports hernia -- Price has averaged 30 minutes in his 11 starts this season.
Price missed Friday's shootaround due to food poisoning, but is still expected to play against the Kings, The Arizona Republic reports. Price's status will need to be monitored ahead of Friday's tipoff, even though it appears he'll be able to overcome his recent bout with food poisoning in time to play. In the event Price is unavailable, Archie Goodwin would figure to see more run behind starting point guard Brandon Knight.
Price is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Warriors, according to CSN's Monte Poole. Price started the last 10 games at point guard for the Suns, but he will give way to Brandon Knight on Saturday night. Price has averaged 14.8 minutes off the bench compared to 30.4 as a starter this season, so his playing figures to take a hefty hit in Saturday's game.
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