Pietrus will not test free agent market

Suns swingman Mickael Pietrus has elected to opt in for the fourth year of his contract, agent Bill McCandless told HoopsHype.

“It wasn’t an easy decision, but given the expiration of the CBA we decided that the decision made the most sense,” McCandless said.

Pietrus, who finished his eighth season in the NBA last April, averaged 7.2 ppg and 2.2 rpg this year. After exercising his contract option, Pietrus is due to make $5,300,000 in 2011-12.

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