The Suns officially guaranteed Reed's contract for 2018-19 after keeping him on the roster past Friday's deadline, Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic reports. Reed's performance in the Las Vegas Summer League was likely the determining factor in the Suns' decision to retain him, as the second-year forward averaged 13.4 points, 4.4 boards and 3.0 assists while shooting 48.9 percent from the field. The 23-year-old's contributions were more modest during his rookie campaign, and he won't necessarily have an easier path to playing time in Year 2 with the Suns adding Trevor Ariza in free agency and spending a first-round pick on a wing player in Mikal Bridges.
Reed supplied 18 points (7-8 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 0-2 FT), three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block across 25 minutes during the Suns' 92-85 win over the Mavericks in a Las Vegas Summer League contest Friday. Reed was near-perfect from the field and made solid contributions across the rest of the stat sheet as well. The 2017 second-round pick logged 21 regular-season appearances during his rookie season, averaging 3.0 points and 1.9 rebounds across 11.5 minutes. Reed is capable of playing either small forward or shooting guard, but he's presently buried near the bottom of the depth chart at both positions.
Reed started at guard and responded with two points (1-3 FG) and one rebound across 11 minutes played during the Suns' 124-97 win over Dallas to concluded the regular season Tuesday. Reed wasn't a factor Tuesday as he finished with only two points in 11 minutes. The Miami (FL) product saw most of his action during his rookie season in the G League. However, Reed did manage to see minutes in 21 games for the Suns in which he averaged 3.0 points and 1.9 rebounds.
Reed scored 16 points (5-8 FG, 4-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go along with six rebounds, two assists and one steal across 25 minutes during Saturday's 122-115 loss to the Hornets. Reed played a career high in minutes due to the absences of Devin Booker, T.J. Warren and Josh Jackson, responding with a personal best in scoring thanks to a very efficient shooting night. While this performance was promising for the young swingman, he's buried on the depth chart when the team has its full complement of options available, which it could for Tuesday's game against the Cavaliers.
The Suns recalled Reed from their G-League affiliate Saturday, Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic reports. One week after being assigned to the G-League the Suns have opted to bring Reed back to their active roster. Although he will be with the team for their matchup against the Hawks on Sunday, he is still unlikely to hold any fantasy value.
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