Today, Archie Goodwin’s tenure as a Phoenix Sun has ended after the team decided to part ways with him, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.
Goodwin’s contract was guaranteed for 2016/2017 season. He was scheduled to make a cheap $2,094,089 on his last year on his contract. He is set to become a restricted free agent.
Now, Phoenix will be on the hook of his salary if he clears waivers, but if a team claims the talented guard, they will pick up his salary.
Furthermore, the former 29th overall draft pick back in the 2013 draft has been up and down in Phoenix. He has shown promise in his development, plus the Kentucky product has shown major explosiveness on the court by making superstar like plays.
In addition, with some of the main guards missing time due to injuries last year, the 22-year-old Arkansas native played well in the limited amount of minutes dished to him, which bought attention to his name by averaging 19.5 minutes per contest in 57 games (13 starts), recording 8.9 PPG, 2.5 RPG, and 2.1 APG.
Finally, one team I can definitely see claiming the developing guard could be the Milwaukee Bucks. They just traded MCW away for a versatile small forward in Tony Snell, but the Bucks seem to have a steady rotation with that position with Middleton out and Goodwin would only add more insurance for them at the two spot.