Where is Jordan Goodwin headed off to? NBA star is traded away to big team

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Where is Jordan Goodwin headed off to? Learn all there is to know as the NBA star is being traded away to a significant team.

Recent reports have suggested that the Washington Wizards are trading Jordan Goodwin and Bradley Beal to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Landry Shamet, Chris Paul, multiple second-round picks and multiple pick swaps.

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Jordan Goodwin of the Washington Wizards

Josh Robbins of The Athletic first reported that the Suns will get some unexpected extra depth in their trade for Bradley Beal from the Washington Wizards. Goodwin has reportedly been informed he’s being included in the deal and being sent to the Suns. In 62 games (seven starts) with the Wizards, Goodwin averaged 6.6 points per game on 44.8% shooting from the field.

Phoenix is short on depth, with only six players under contract after this trade. Beal and Goodwin will join Deandre Ayton, Devin Booker, Kevin Durant and Cameron Payne as the only Suns with contracts for the 2023-24 season, as free agency opens.

Goodwin is likely to be considered a toss-in in this blockbuster trade, but he could prove valuable to Phoenix as a bench piece. In Goodwin, the Suns are getting a potential rotation piece under contract for only $1.9 million next season, plus a team option for 2024-25. In his second year as a pro, he averaged 6.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 17.8 minutes per game across 62 contests.

Where has Jordan Goodwin played in his career so far?

Goodwin has only played for the Wizards so far in his NBA career.

Jordan Goodwin
Jordan Goodwin

After going undrafted in the 2021 NBA draft, Goodwin joined the Washington Wizards for the 2021 NBA Summer League. On September 21, 2021, he signed with the Wizards. Goodwin was waived on October 16. In October 2021, he joined the Capital City Go-Go as an affiliate player. He averaged 15.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.

On December 27, 2021, the Washington Wizards signed Goodwin to a 10-day contract. After his contract expired, he returned to the Go-Go. Goodwin joined the Wizards during the 2022 offseason for training camp and had his deal converted to a two-way contract on October 15, 2022. On February 24, 2023, the Wizards signed him to a multi-year contract.

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