PHOENIX SUNS

Phoenix Suns recall Elie Okobo from NAZ Suns

Dec 22, 2018, 12:09 PM

Phoenix Suns' Elie Okobo, of France, answers a question as the team introduces its new players afte...

Phoenix Suns' Elie Okobo, of France, answers a question as the team introduces its new players after the NBA basketball draft Friday, June 22, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Phoenix Suns recalled guard Elie Okobo from G League affiliate Northern Arizona Suns Saturday.

The first-rounder averaged 18.6 points, 7.4 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals in five games with the NAZ Suns in his second stint in the G League.

The 21-year-old Okobo scored 20 or more points four times and recorded two double-doubles. He recorded a career-high 14 assists against the Erie BayHawks in a loss on Friday at the 2018 MGM Resorts NBA G League Winter Showcase in Las Vegas.

The Phoenix Suns recently acquired guard Austin Rivers from the Washington Wizards in a three-team trade to help with depth at point guard, but Rivers was released shortly after the acquisition.

The Suns head to D.C. to face the Wizards and forward Trevor Ariza, who was traded for Rivers and forward Kelly Oubre Jr. after signing him to a one-year deal in the offseason.

The game can be heard on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station starting at 5:00 p.m.

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