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Archie Goodwin
Archie Goodwin
Position: G
Born: 08/17/94
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:198 lbs. / 89.8 kg.
Salary: $1,160,160
The Phoenix Suns recalled guards Reggie Bullock and Archie Goodwin on Sunday from the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League. Bullock played two games for Bakersfield against Los Angeles. He had 25 points and 10 rebounds Friday night and 26 points and 11 rebounds Saturday night. Goodwin also played two games for the Jam in his third assignment of the season. He had 24 points and 10 rebounds Friday and 28 points and 12 rebounds Saturday
“Archie doesn’t want out of Phoenix,” Goodwin’s agent, Charles Briscoe, told RealGM on Wednesday. “His words have been twisted in a recent article. We’re willing to wait for Archie’s opportunity. Any player in the NBA wants to play immediately, but we understand that Phoenix is in a playoff push. If we have to wait for next year, we’re OK with that. We know he will get his opportunity, and he’ll be ready.”
The Suns have a logjam at the guard position that isn’t making anyone happy. Phoenix got Isaiah Thomas in a sign-and-trade with the Kings last summer, adding him to a group that already included Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic and Gerald Green. It drafted Tyler Ennis, signed guard Zoran Dragic (Goran’s brother) and recently added another wing, Reggie Bullock, in a trade with the Clippers. The moves puzzled Goodwin. “I don’t know what they’re doing,” Goodwin said. “Honestly, I really don’t. I guess they know what they’re doing — I can just play ball and let them make the decisions. I don’t know what the purpose is for it, but there is nothing I can do about it.”
An Arkansas prosecutor moved to drop charges against Suns guard Archie Goodwin in relation to a May arrest outside a Little Rock skating rink. The prosecutor passed two charges to be dismissed after six months if there is no more evidence in the case, according to the Sherwood District Court in Little Rock, Ark. Goodwin, 19, plead not guilty in June in the case stemming from a May 4 arrest, in which he was booked into jail on charges of disorderly conduct and refusal to submit to arrest.
A state trooper witnessed Goodwin cursing and “exhibiting aggressive gestures” toward another person while exiting the building and the trooper reported telling Goodwin twice to stop cursing twice, Sadler said. Goodwin was taken into custody but the trooper said Goodwin tried to break away from the trooper’s hold during the arrest, according to Sadler. Goodwin then was booked into a Sherwood, Ark., jail. Goodwin has a June 3 district court date regarding the charges.
The Phoenix Suns have recalled guard Archie Goodwin from the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League, the team announced today. Phoenix originally assigned the rookie guard to their D-League affiliate on Jan. 23. Selected with the 29th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Goodwin appeared in two games for the Jam, averaging 29.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in 44.0 minutes. The 19-year-old tallied 32 points, shooting 15-of-18 from the free throw line, against Sioux Falls on Friday and scored 27 points against Reno on Saturday.
Since Leandro Barbosa’s return to Phoenix, the rotation role that Goodwin held for most of the season has vanished and the Suns are going to give the 19-year-old rookie some needed game experience with a D-League assignment. Goodwin will join the Bakersfield Jam for Friday night and Saturday night games and then rejoin the Suns on Sunday in Cleveland for the first game of a four-city trip. He only misses one Suns game — at home Friday vs. Washington.
Who do you try to model your game after? Archie Goodwin: I really don’t try to model my game after anyone. I prefer to be my own player so I just work on the things I feel make me successful. If I happen to pattern someone, it’s not by choice. Maybe we have a similar body type or something but it’s not like I’m trying my hardest to be someone. I’m not trying to be Michael Jordan. I’m not trying to be Kobe. I’m trying to be Archie Goodwin.
After a so-so freshman season on an underachieving University of Kentucky team ended with him sliding to No. 29 in the 2013 NBA Draft, Phoenix Suns guard Archie Goodwin has a simple message for the League: “It would have been great to have been drafted where I thought I should have been,” Goodwin told SLAM during last week’s Panini photo shoot portion of the Rookie Transition Program. “Now every team that didn’t pick me, I’ve got to give them hell.”