PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns have acquired guards Bradley Beal and Jordan Goodwin, and forward Isaiah Todd from the Washington Wizards in a three-team deal also involving the Indiana Pacers with the Suns sending Chris Paul, Landry Shamet, five future second-round picks, four future pick swaps and cash considerations to Washington and one future second-round pick to Indiana. Washington also sent a future second-round pick to Indiana as the Wizards and Pacers swapped draft rights to their lottery picks in Thursday’s 2023 NBA Draft.
“We are thrilled to welcome Bradley, Jordan and Isaiah to the Phoenix Suns as we continue to build one of the premier organizations in all of sports," Suns Owner Mat Ishbia said. “Bradley Beal is one of the best players in the NBA and brings so much to our team including incredible work ethic, great character, and the mindset of a champion. Jordan and Isaiah add talent and versatility to our roster that will continue to make this team among the league’s best. We are committed to bringing an NBA championship to Phoenix and I could not be more excited about how this organization is coming together heading into the upcoming season.”
A three-time NBA All-Star, Beal has twice averaged over 30 points in a season and is one of just nine players in the league to post at least 27 points per game over the last five combined seasons. Beal earned All-NBA Third Team honors in 2020-21 after averaging a career-best 31.3 points and becoming just the 12th different player in NBA history to record consecutive seasons with 30-plus points per game. This past season, Beal shot a career-high 50.6% from the field in averaging 23.2 points over 50 games.
“I want to thank Chris and Landry for all of their contributions to the team's success in recent years,” Ishbia added. “Chris is an all-time great and brought incredible passion and leadership to our organization during his time with the Suns.”
“We are grateful for everything Chris and Landry added to our organization,” said President of Basketball Operations and General Manager James Jones. “Chris had an immeasurable impact on our team, on and off the court, and we thank him for all he did for the Valley.”
“Brad, Jordan and Isaiah will all help us in our quest for a championship,” added Jones. “Brad possesses the ability to score on all three levels and impact the game on both ends of the court. His professionalism and desire to win is infectious and something that will elevate our program. Jordan’s versatility and tenacity, and Isaiah’s combination of size and skill are great fits for our style of the play and complement our team.”
An NBA veteran of 11 seasons, all with the Wizards, Beal (6-4, 207 pounds) has totaled 15,391 points and 1,514 three-pointers in his career; he is one of just six players in NBA history to total over 15,000 points and 1,500 three-point makes through 11 career seasons along with Reggie Miller, Ray Allen, Stephen Curry, James Harden and Damian Lillard. Beal holds career averages of 22.1 points on 46.0% shooting from the field, 37.2% from three-point range and 82.3% from the free throw line, along with 4.3 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 695 games. An All-Star selection in 2018, 2019 and 2021, he has five career games scoring 50-plus points, including a career-high 60 points on Jan. 6, 2021, tying a Wizards franchise record.
Beal has also played in 45 career playoff games, averaging 23.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.5 steals. He averaged 30.0 points per game in his most recent playoff appearance in 2021 and has 11 career playoff games scoring at least 30 points, second-most in Wizards franchise history.
Originally the third overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft by Washington, Beal earned NBA All-Rookie First Team honors for the 2012-13 season. He entered the NBA following one season at the University of Florida where he led the Gators to the Elite Eight and was recognized as an All-SEC selection. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Beal was the Gatorade National Player of the Year in 2011 as he concluded his high school career at Chaminade College Prep.
Goodwin (6-3, 200 pounds) is coming off his second NBA season in 2022-23, both with the Wizards. After appearing in two games with the Wizards during the 2021-22 season, he averaged 6.6 points on 44.8% shooting, 3.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 17.8 minutes in 62 games (seven starts) in 2022-23. Goodwin recorded a career-high 22 points on April 9 against Houston, a career-high nine assists on April 4 against Milwaukee and a career-high six steals on Dec. 10 against the LA Clippers. Goodwin has also played for the Capital City Go-Go of the NBA G League over the last two seasons, averaging 19.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.3 steals in four games this past season and 15.9 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.9 steals in 45 total games in 2021-22.
Prior to starting his professional career in 2021, Goodwin was a four-year standout at Saint Louis University where he led all NCAA Division I guards in double-doubles in both his junior and senior seasons, averaging over 14 points, 10 rebounds and two steals in each of those final two seasons. The Centreville, Illinois native recorded the first triple-double in program history and was named to the All-Atlantic 10 First Team and Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team in each of his final two collegiate seasons.
Todd (6-9, 219 pounds) has played two NBA seasons, both with the Wizards, appearing in 18 career games and averaging 1.6 points and 1.3 rebounds in 7.5 minutes of action. Over his two seasons in the NBA, Todd has also played in 88 regular season and Showcase Cup games with the Capital City Go-Go of the NBA G League, averaging 9.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 27.1 minutes per contest.
Originally the 31st overall pick of the 2021 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, Todd was traded to the Indiana Pacers and later to the Wizards. The Baltimore, Maryland native was a consensus five-star recruit out of high school and chose to forgo his college career to become among the first players ever to sign a contract with NBA G League Ignite. In his one season with the Ignite during the 2020-21 season, he averaged 12.3 points on 43.7% shooting and 4.9 rebounds before becoming draft eligible.
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