Jared Dudley
Jared Dudley and Darrell Arthur are being swapped, though Arthur will be waived. (AP)

The Brooklyn Nets are acquiring Jared Dudley and a 2021 second-round pick, which is protected for selections 30 through 35, in exchange for Darrell Arthur, whom they will waive, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski:

The Brooklyn Nets acquired Jared Dudley and a 2021 second-round draft pick in a trade with the Phoenix Suns on Friday, league sources told ESPN.

The Suns receive forward Darrell Arthur, who will be waived after his $7.4 million contract is bought out, league sources said.

The 2021 pick is protected to No. 35, league sources said.

Nets general manager Sean Marks has hoarded multiple picks in the next several drafts, including two first-round picks in 2019 and six total second-round picks across the 2019, 2020 and 2021 drafts.

The Nets acquired Arthur, along with Kenneth Faried, in a deal with the Denver Nuggets a week ago.

This is a money-saving move for Phoenix, Wojnarowski explains:

The Suns will save $2.1 million on Dudley’s $9.5 million salary for 2018-19. Phoenix had been discussing a contract buyout, but the Nets have a need for Dudley’s shooting ability at the stretch-4 position, so he could stay with them for the season.

Dudley, 33, has a reputation off the court for being a good teammate and veteran locker-room presence. On the court, he’s still capable of being a solid small-ball 4 who can shoot the 3. For his career, Dudley has averaged eight points and 3.3 rebounds per game on 39.6 percent shooting from deep.

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