In an unexpected move, the Phoenix Suns are waiving shooting guard Archie Goodwin, according to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania.
Vertical Sources: Phoenix guard Archie Goodwin has been released and will become a free agent. Explosive, young guard unexpectedly waived.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 24, 2016
Goodwin was not thought to be on the roster bubble in Phoenix, even though they have a loaded backcourt that featured five former Kentucky Wildcats. Goodwin was expected to be part of the team with Tyler Ulis, Devin Booker, Brandon Knight, and Eric Bledsoe.
Obviously, that will not happen as Goodwin now looks to catch on with another team. Unless he has some kind of issue that’s not been reported yet, another team will likely claim him off waivers, or sign him as a free agent if he clears waivers.
This comes after Goodwin had one of the top plays of the NBA preseason with his game-winning dunk vs Trey Lyles and the Utah Jazz.
Hopefully, Goodwin gets to play for another team with more playing time available for him. He just wasn't going to get that in Phoenix, so this may be a good move for both parties.
One team that could be in play are the New York Knicks, where Jeff Hornacek is now head coach after serving in that role for Phoenix from 2013-16, every year that Goodwin has been in the NBA.