Phoenix Suns reshape roster with multiple trades

Feb 19, 2015, 8:20 PM | Updated: 9:17 pm
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The Phoenix Suns had a very busy trade deadline, Thursday.

Along with moving Goran and Zoran Dragic to the Miami Heat for Danny Granger and two future first-round picks, the Suns shipped out Isaiah Thomas to the Boston Celtics and Miles Plumlee, Tyler Ennis and the first-round pick owed to them by the Los Angeles Lakers to the Milwaukee Bucks.

In exchange, the Suns received Marcus Thornton and the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 2016 first-round pick in the Thomas trade and guard Brandon Knight from the Bucks in the other deal.

The Suns are also receiving John Salmons and Kendall Marshall in the deals, but Arizona Sports 98.7’s John Gambadoro has reported the team will waive them.

Talk about your roster makeover.

Knight, 23, averaged 17.8 points, 5.4 assists and 4.3 rebounds in 32.5 minutes per game for the Bucks this season.

The eighth pick in the 2011 draft out of Kentucky by the Detroit Pistons, Knight has career averages of 15.3 points, 4.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game.

Thornton, 27, was a second-round pick in 2009 out of LSU. He has posted averages of 8.9 points and 1.9 rebounds in 16.4 minutes per game for the Celtics this season.

Thomas signed a four-year contract with the Suns prior to the season, and averaged 15.2 points and 3.7 assists per game in a reserve role off the bench.

Plumlee had a breakout season last year but took a step back this year, losing his grip on the starting center spot to Alex Len. He was averaging 4.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.02 blocks in 18.6 minutes per game this season.

Ennis was selected by the Suns with the 18th pick in last summer’s draft. He appeared in eight games for the Suns, averaging 2.8 points and 1.8 assists.

For a Twitter-style summary of the moves, see Gambo’s timeline below:

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