Dudley, along with a 2021 second round pick, was traded to the Nets on Friday in exchange for Darrell Arthur, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The Nets essentially agreed to take on more salary in exchange for a second round pick, and both Dudley and Arthur could be headed towards buyouts with their respective teams. Dudley is coming off a rough 11th season in the NBA, playing just 48 games with the Suns and having limited playing time. However, he's still a quality three-point shooter and can provide veteran leadership, so even if he is ultimately bought out by the Nets, he shouldn't have any issues finding a team to latch onto this season.
Dudley posted 3.2 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists across 48 games played with the Suns in 2017-18. Dudley's 11th NBA season was a miserable one, as his games played, minutes, points, rebounds, assists and just about every other statistical category declined considerably. The former Boston College Eagle carries a heavy price tag, considering his production this year, at around $9.5 million next year and it will not be surprising at all if the Suns try to move him this off season.
Dudley totaled 11 points (4-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-4 FT), two rebounds and one steal across 23 minutes in Sunday's 117-100 loss to the Warriors. Dudley's scoring total led the second unit and was a byproduct of the veteran's largest allotment of playing time since March 17. The 11-year pro had missed time with an ankle injury, received a DNP-CD or logged single-digit minutes over his last six games, but the Suns' slew of injuries afforded him the extended opportunity Sunday.
Dudley (coach's decision) did not see the floor in Tuesday's 97-94 win over the Kings. Dudley had missed the previous two contests with an ankle issue, but given he was off the injury report prior to the game, that wasn't the reason he didn't see the floor. The 11-year veteran had logged double-digit minutes in seven of the nine games prior to his recent absence, but his production had remained modest during that stretch despite a decent allotment of playing time.
Dudley (ankle) was not listed on the Suns injury report for Tuesday's game against the Kings. Dudley has missed the past two contests due to an ankle injury but appears likely to return to the court Tuesday night. Before his two-game absence, Dudley saw a drop in minutes for three consecutive contests, so there's no telling how much action the veteran will receive, especially if the Suns opt to strictly monitor his minutes due to the injury.
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