The free agency moratorium ended on Wednesday and the Phoenix Suns officially announced the trade that sent Jared Dudley to the Los Angeles Clippers in return for point guard Eric Bledsoe and forward Caron Butler. Phoenix also lost a second-round pick that went to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Suns president of basketball operations Lon Babby released the following in a statement:
“The addition of a very dynamic young player in Eric Bledsoe and an All-Star veteran in Caron Butler is very exciting for the Suns,” Babby said. “At the same time, we thank Jared Dudley, a consummate professional in every respect. He takes our best wishes with him to the Clippers.”
“We are thrilled to add Eric and Caron to the Phoenix Suns,” added Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough. “They were both key parts of the Clippers team that set a franchise record for wins last season and we are excited to add their athleticism, shooting and leadership to our organization.”