BREAKING TRADE: Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs Agree To Deal


The Phoenix Suns have been looking for ways the entire offseason to get off the $6.5M on Cameron Payne's contract; they've finally pulled it off, shipping him to the San Antonio Spurs for a second-round draft pick.

The Spurs also receive a future second-round pick, and cash, for taking on Payne's money.

In addition to the cap relief, the move also allows the Suns to install a new backup point guard.  

As noted by Evan Sidery, Jordan Goodwin will take over as the backup at the point. The Suns brought him in along with Bradley Beal from the Washington Wizards earlier this summer. 

Goodwin, 24, averaged 6.6 points and 2.7 assists in 18 minutes per game in his second NBA season this past year with Washington. He was undrafted out of Saint Louis in 2021. 

Payne averaged 10.3 points and 4.5 assists last year in his 8th NBA season.

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