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Nets acquire Jared Dudley from the Suns

Jared Dudley pauses on the court during the

Jared Dudley pauses on the court during the second half of an NBA game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Phoenix. Credit: AP / Ross D. Franklin

The Nets acquired forward Jared Dudley and a protected 2021 second-round pick from the Suns, the team announced on Friday afternoon

The Nets sent recently acquired forward Darrell Arthur to the Suns.

Dudley, 33, who is slated to make $9.5 million in 2017-18, has played in 788 career games with the Suns, Hornets, Wizards, Clippers and Bucks, averaging 8.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 23.4 minutes per game. The 6-7 Dudley can provide the Nets with outside shooting as he has shot 39.6 from three-point range in his career. The 11-year veteran has shot better than 40 percent from the three-point line three times in his career, most recently in the 2015-16 season with the Wizards.

The Nets acquired Arthur, forward Kenneth Faried, a protected 2019 first-round draft pick and a 2020 second-round draft pick from the Nuggets in exchange for guard Isaiah Whitehead last week.

General manager Sean Marks continues to reshape the roster with the acquisition of Dudley. The Nets drafted Dzanan Musa and Rodions Kurucs last month, re-signed Joe Harris, and signed Ed Davis and Shabazz Napier in free agency, in addition to the acquisitions of Faried and Dudley in separates deals. The Nets also traded Jeremy Lin to the Hawks to clear salary-cap space to make the deal with the Nuggets, which got the Nets the two key draft picks.

By acquiring another draft pick from the Suns, Marks continues to stockpile picks — particularly in the second round — to build for the future. Before Friday’s trade, the Nets did not have a 2021 second-round pick.


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