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Suns land Darius Bazley in trade with Thunder

Oklahoma City acquires Dario Saric and a future second-round pick in trade for Darius Bazley.

Darius Bazley is on the move from Oklahoma City to Phoenix.

The Phoenix Suns have made another trade a day after reportedly landing Kevin Durant. In the trade, Phoenix is picking up Darius Bazley from the Oklahoma City Thunder for veteran big man Dario Saric.

Suns receive:
Thunder receive:
  • Dario Saric
  • 2029 second-round pick
  • Cash considerations

Bazley’s role decreased with the Thunder this year after he averaged 10.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg and 1.4 apg in 2021-22 to 5.4 ppg and 3.4 rpg this season. Saric has been a vital reserve for the Suns in 2020-21, but has been slow to regain his old form after suffering an ACL injury in the 2021 NBA Finals. He is averaging 5.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg and 1.5 apg this season.