Phoenix Swaps Guards With Houston, Getting Singletary For Strawberry

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PHOENIX, AZ -- Phoenix Suns' guard D.J. Strawberry today has been traded to the Houston Rockets for rookie guard Sean Singletary.

Suns general manager Steve Kerr said, quote, "Sean gives us
depth at the point guard spot. We like his instincts and his
ability to run a team."

Singletary was the Sacramento Kings' 42nd overall pick in the
2008 draft.

The Kings quickly sent him along with Patrick Ewing Jr. and Ron
Artest to Houston in exchange for Bobby Jackson, Donte Greene and a
2009 first-round draft pick.

The 6-foot guard was a member of the Kings' Las Vegas Summer
League team.

While there, he averaged 5.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.4
assists playing in each of the club's five games.

Singletary was a four-year standout at Virginia and a three-time
All-ACC selection, who led his team in scoring with 19.8 points per
game last season.

He was the lone Division I player to rank in the top 40 in both
scoring and assists.

Strawberry was the 59th overall pick by the Suns in the 2007
draft and averaged 2.2 points in 33 games last season.

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