The Phoenix Suns traded four players to Washington Wizards in exchange for Center Emeka Okafor and a protected first round draft pick in 2014.
Phoenix sends Center Marcin Gortat, Point Guard Kendall Marshall, Guard Shannon Brown and Guard Malcolm Lee to the Wizards in exchange for Okafor and a top 12 first-round pick.
The trades put the Suns in position to possibly have four first-round draft picks in 2014: the Suns’ pick, Indiana’s pick (top-14 protected), Minnesota’s pick (top-13 protected), according to a team press released.
All four players have just one year remaining on their current contracts with the Suns. Gortat was due $7,727,280 this season, while Shannon Brown is owed $3,500,000, Kendall Marshall with $2,005,560 and Malcolm Lee at $854,389. The team had two more years of team options on Marshall averaging around $2.5 million per season.
General Manager Ryan McDonough said all four players have been “valuable members of the Suns family the past few years” in a released statement. “We have enjoyed working with each of them and appreciate their hard work and professionalism.”
Like the Suns players, Washington Center Emeka Okafor has one year left on his deal worth $14,544,687.