Suns Assign Garrett to Bakersfield

Posted: April 7, 2013

The Phoenix Suns have assigned guard Diante Garrett to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League, the club announced today.

The 6-4, 175-pound Garrett will spend his second stint in Bakersfield after he was originally assigned to the Jam on Jan. 10, where he averaged 15.1 points, 7.4 assists and 1.7 steals while appearing in seven games for the Jam (five starts). During his seven-game assignment, the Jam compiled a 6-1 (.857) record, including a season-best six-game win streak.

Garrett shot 46.1 percent from the field (49-of-93), including a 62.5-percent clip from three-point range (10-of-16). Both a scorer and a distributor, Garrett reached double figures in scoring in six of seven games, including four games of 15 or more points and one 20-point effort; he dished six or more assists in six of seven games, including two double-digit assist efforts.

Garrett has appeared in 18 games this season for the Suns, averaging 2.2 points and 1.6 assists in 7.5 minutes.