Suns assign rookie Goodwin to NBADL

The Phoenix Suns on Thursday assigned rookie guard Archie Goodwin to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.

The 19-year-old Goodwin was the 29th overall pick in the 2013 draft out of Kentucky. The 6–foot-5, 198-pound combo guard has played sparingly for the Suns, though, appearing in 36 games and averaging 3.0 points and 1.7 rebounds in 10.3 minutes.

Recently, the emergence of Ish Smith in a backup role and the signing of veteran guard Leandro Barbosa have further limited Goodwin’s time on the court, as he’s seen no more than eight minutes in any of the Suns’ last eight contests. The move to the NBADL presumably is intended to allow him more playing time.