Suns to waive Sullinger following trade

Former Ohio State standout Jared Sullinger played just 11 games with the Raptors.

Jared Sullinger’s stay in Toronto was a short one, as the Raptors dealt the former Ohio State star to Phoenix in a deal for small forward P.J. Tucker.

But his stay with the Suns will be even shorter, as league sources say the Suns will waive Sullinger, as well as forward Mike Scott, obtained in a separate trade with Atlanta.

Sullinger signed with the Raptors in free agency during the offseason, but played just 11 games after injuring his foot. He holds career averages of 10.8 points and 7.5 rebounds after being selected by Boston with the No. 21 overall pick in 2012.

Toronto also sent second-round picks in 2017 and ’18, and cash, to the Suns.

Tucker departs the Suns after averaging 8.0 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 377 games over five seasons.

“We thank P.J. for his contributions to our franchise over the past five seasons,” said Suns general manager Ryan McDonough. “He was well respected by his teammates as someone who pushed them every day in practice, laid his heart on the line on the court and was a leader in the locker room.

“P.J. was also loved by the fans here in Phoenix for his relentless approach on the court and his work in our community. We appreciate all that he did for the Suns organization and wish him the best as he joins the Raptors.”