The Phoenix Suns have assigned Diante Garrett to their D-League affiliate, the Bakersfield Jam. The former Iowa State guard has only appeared in six games for Phoenix this season. Garrett played with the Suns’ 2012 Vegas Summer League team. He was invited to training camp and officially made the team in October.
Like his fellow bench mate Kendall Marshall, Garrett has had trouble cracking the team’s increasingly short rotation. As they did with Marshall, the front office is sending Garrett to the Jam to see what he can do with more playing time. Whether his stay in Bakersfield will be short like Marshall’s or more extended remains to be seen.