Suns to waive Sullinger, Scott; sign Price to season-long contract
Author: Julie Sanders Feb 25, 2017,
Feb 25, 2017, 10:05
The Phoenix Suns have signed guard Ronnie Price for the remainder of the season.
The Suns faced the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. This season with the Suns, Tucker averaged seven points and six rebounds in 57 games while playing 28.5 minutes.
The Suns' new addition will be familiar to many fans.
Undrafted out of college in 2005, the Friendswood, Texas native was a four-year performer at Utah Valley State College (now Utah Valley University) and the first player to enter the National Basketball Association directly from that school. Price is in his third stint with Phoenix. Scott was a pending free agent and his poor play combined with legal woes off the court made it highly unlikely that the Hawks would be interested in re-signing him beyond this year.
The Phoenix Suns acquired power forwards Jared Sullinger and Mike Scott in trades prior to the trade deadline Thursday, but neither is expected to remain with the team for long. In his third tenure with the team, the 33-year-old Price has made two appearances since signing the first of two 10-day contracts January 27. He averaged eight points and 5.9 rebounds while starting 286 of his 377 regular-season games for the Suns.