A team source tells TNT’s David Aldridge that the Phoenix Suns will not trade forward Jared Dudley before today’s deadline. Several teams gave been trying to get Dudley, including the Celtics and Rockets.
Dudley, a fan favorite in Phoenix, signed a four-year, $17 million deal with a player option for a fifth season back in early November. He came to Phoenix along with Jason Richardson in a 2010 trade that sent Boris Diaw and Raja Bell to the Charlotte Bobcats. Though his scoring average has increased to a career-high 9.6 ppg this season, his 3-point shooting is down from 45.8 percent last season to 39.1 percent this season.