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The Phoenix Suns and Brooklyn Nets have swapped veteran forwards Jared Dudley and Darrell Arthur.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports Phoenix will send Dudley and a protected 2021 second-round draft choice to Brooklyn in exchange for Arthur, who had just joined the Nets last week in a salary-dump trade from the Denver Nuggets.
Brooklyn agreed to trade w/ Phoenix to acquire Jared Dudley and 2021 second-round pick for Darrell Arthur, league sources tell ESPN. Arthur ($7.4M) headed for buyout; Dudley ($9.5M) will have that conversation with Nets. Suns save some salary, Nets get a pick protected to No. 35.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 20, 2018
Dudley, 33, in his second stint with the Suns, averaged 3.2 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 14.3 minutes in 48 games off the bench last season. He shot 39.3 percent from the field and 77.1 percent from the free-throw line.
Arthur, 30, played only 19 games (1 start) in Denver last season, averaging 2.8 points in 7.4 minutes. He is not expected to be in Phoenix long as Wojnarowski reports he is “headed for [a] buyout.”
On June 15, Arthur exercised his player option for $7,464,912 for next season with the Nuggets on June 15.