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fredv
08-25-2008, 05:36 PM
Someone posted this in the Rockets forum, I guess you'd might be interested, as much as i'd be interested knowing about Greene. Furthermore, it seemed that you guys liked Singletary.

Singletary for Strawberry.


Posted Aug. 25, 2008

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns announced today that the club has acquired rookie guard Sean Singletary from the Houston Rockets in exchange for guard D.J. Strawberry.

“Sean gives us depth at the point guard spot,” said Suns President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Steve Kerr. “We like his instincts and his ability to run a team. He also puts a lot of pressure on the ball defensively. We thank D.J. for his contributions and wish him well.”

In Singletary, the Suns acquire a dynamic 6-0, 185-point rookie guard, who was the 42nd overall selection (second round) of the Sacramento Kings in the 2008 NBA Draft. Singletary was then traded to the Rockets along with Patrick Ewing, Jr. in the deal that sent Ron Artest to Houston in exchange for Donte Green, Bobby Jackson and a future first-round pick on August 14, 2008. Singletary was a member of the Kings’ 2008 Las Vegas Summer League squad, averaging 5.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 32.2 minutes with appearances in each of the club’s five games.

A four-year standout at Virginia, Singletary was a three-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team selection. During his senior season of 2007-08, the soon-to-be 23-year-old led his team in scoring for the second-straight season (19.8 points) and was the lone Division I player to rank in the top 40 in both scoring and assists. That production earned Singletary an Honorable Mention All-America Selection from the Associated Press and made him a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, given annually to the nation’s top collegiate point guard.

A three-time co-captain for the Cavaliers, Singletary finished his career as the only player in ACC history with 2,000 career points, 500 assists, 400 rebounds and 200 steals. Singletary’s jersey was retired by Virginia before his final home game.

Strawberry was selected by the Suns with the 59th overall pick (second round) of the 2007 NBA Draft. In his rookie campaign with Phoenix in 2007-08, the 6-5, 201-pound guard averaged 2.2 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 8.1 minutes, appearing in 33 games.

The Phoenix Suns open their 41st season of play with an exhibition contest on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at US Airways Center, hosting the Atlanta Hawks at 7 p.m. Phoenix then hosts the first outdoor NBA game of the modern era on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif. in a preseason contest against the Denver Nuggets that will be carried nationally on TNT. The Suns tip-off the regular season at San Antonio on Oct. 29 on ESPN and the club’s 2008 home opener will be the next night, Oct. 30, against New Orleans on TNT.

http://www.nba.com/suns/news/singletary_080825.html

Beno7500
08-25-2008, 06:12 PM
Poor guy is getting tossed from team to team. He will be a good back up to Nash.

Catfish1314
08-25-2008, 06:28 PM
It's funny he was traded again but realistically, I can't imagine how hard it must be for these players to bounce around the league so much in a span of just a couple of months.

sacgiants1213
08-25-2008, 06:31 PM
good luck in phoenix sean....although we never saw you play, we still were excited that you were a king.

there goes our shot at bringing him back, cuz houston was gonna cut him and i doubt phoenix does

RocketsRule
08-25-2008, 06:44 PM
Wow, traded twice in about two months, poor guy.

He should excel if he backups Nash, get's to learn from one of the best. However, didn't they sign Goran Dragic as his backup?

DerekRE_3
08-25-2008, 09:38 PM
I really wish him the best. I think he's going to a solid player. Reminds me a little of Ronnie Price. But he looks more polished on offense and isn't as athletic as Ronnie.

Beno7500
08-25-2008, 09:43 PM
I really wish him the best. I think he's going to a solid player. Reminds me a little of Ronnie Price. But he looks more polished on offense and isn't as athletic as Ronnie.

You win some, you lose some.

M's Fan2411
08-26-2008, 02:08 AM
yea we won Bobby Brown!

fredv
08-26-2008, 08:25 AM
Wow, traded twice in about two months, poor guy.

He should excel if he backups Nash, get's to learn from one of the best. However, didn't they sign Goran Dragic as his backup?

They seem to have problems signing Dragic because of his contract.

FarOutIos
08-26-2008, 03:11 PM
yea we won Bobby Brown!

Talking to one of the Kings staff, he said that Bobby Brown was a big part of letting Sean go... they definitely liked Bobby better.