Suns sign second-round draft pick Alec Peters

Sep 18, 2017, 3:19 PM
Josh Jackson (left), Alec Peters (center) and Davon Reed (right) hold up Suns jerseys with the numb...
Josh Jackson (left), Alec Peters (center) and Davon Reed (right) hold up Suns jerseys with the number 17, indicating they are part of the 2017 Phoenix Suns draft class (Photo by John Arlia/Cronkite News).
(Photo by John Arlia/Cronkite News)

The Phoenix Suns announced they have signed 2017 second-round pick Alec Peters on Monday.

His contract will be a two-way deal, according to Basketball Insiders’ Eric Pincus, meaning his addition will not count toward the 15-man roster maximum. It will give the 6-foot-9, 232-pound forward from Valparaiso the chance to move between Phoenix and the Northern Arizona Suns in the G League.

Peters averaged 23 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists while shooting 47 percent overall and 36-percent from three-point range during his senior season.

He joins Mike James as the Suns’ two players under two-way contracts. However, James is reportedly set to join the Suns for the full 45 days to start the season before the team will decide whether to sign him for the rest of the year under a minimum contract or let him walk.

The Suns’ roster now stands at 16 players with free agent center Alex Len’s qualifying offer still on the table. His contract would cap the roster at 15, plus the two-way deals.

Phoenix will also reportedly bring Iowa guard Peter Jok to camp. If an open spot remains, he could make the roster or be sent to the G League team.

Penguin Air

Phoenix Suns

Ish Wainright #12 and Frank Kaminsky #8 of the Phoenix Suns react during the second half of the NBA...
Arizona Sports

Suns announce Summer League roster headlined by Ish Wainright

The Phoenix Suns released their 18-man Summer League 2022 minicamp roster Sunday evening which includes wing Ish Wainright.
20 hours ago
Mikal Bridges #25 of the Phoenix Suns cheers from the bench during the second half of Game Five of ...
Haboob Blog

Suns’ Mikal Bridges shows no chill, dunks on kid at his basketball camp

No one is safe from getting dunked on by Suns forward Mikal Bridges. Even kids attending his own basketball camp.
20 hours ago
Josh Okogie #20 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during the game against the Houston Rockets at Target...
Jake Anderson

Josh Okogie agrees to 1-year deal with Phoenix Suns, per report

The Phoenix Suns have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent wing Josh Okogie, according to The Athletic‘s Shams Charania.
2 days ago
Jock Landale #34 of the San Antonio Spurs drives against Willy Hernangomez #9 of the New Orleans Pe...
Jake Anderson

Report: Phoenix Suns trading for Atlanta Hawks center Jock Landale

The Phoenix Suns are trading for Atlanta Hawks center Jock Landale, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.
2 days ago
Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets reacts during Game Four of the Eastern Conference First Round ...
Alex Weiner

The Athletic’s Hollinger: Suns trade for Kevin Durant likely needs 3rd team

NBA analyst John Hollinger devised five Kevin Durant trades, and the Phoenix Suns option became one of the more complex.
20 hours ago
Bismack Biyombo #18 of the Phoenix Suns during the first half of the NBA game at Footprint Center o...
Kellan Olson

Report: Bismack Biyombo agrees to re-sign with Phoenix Suns

Unrestricted free agent Bismack Biyomba agreed to re-sign with the Phoenix Suns Saturday morning, according to Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes. 
2 days ago
Suns sign second-round draft pick Alec Peters