The Phoenix Suns traded with T.J. Warren and number 32 in the NBA Draft on Thursday at the Indiana Pacers, told a league source ESPN.
The Pacers swapped the pick for three picks in the second round to the Miami Heat, ESPN league sources said. The selection was used to select Stanford striker KZ Okpala.
The Pacers will send cash to the Suns, according to a league source. Phoenix wanted to dump the three years and the remaining $ 35 million for Warren's deal to create room for salary caps.
Warren scored an average of 18.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 43 games last season as he dramatically improved his shooting. He shot 28% out of the 3-point area in his first four years in the league, but improved to 43% last season, the eighth best percentage in the NBA among players with at least 1
The trade will not be finalized until July 6, when the Pacers have room to absorb Warren. Indiana will have close to $ 31 million in trading after the deal, with Point Guard Ricky Rubio, a major free-agent target for the team, sources said.
Phoenix will have $ 21 million in space, which would increase to $ 29.5 million if the Suns refuses to re-sign Kelly Oubre Jr., a restricted agent.
The Suns were NBA's second-worst scorers at 19-63 last season, despite talented young duo Deandre Ayton and Devin Booker, who brought Cleveland together for the team. This gave the Suns an equal chance at No. 1 this year with the Cavaliers and New York Knicks, but the table tennis balls did not fall right for them and they finished in No.6 in the standings. With this selection, the Suns selected Jarrett Culver from Texas Tech and exchanged it for Dario Saric of Minnesota and No. 11.
Bobby Marks of ESPN and The Associated Press contributed to this report.