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Jared Dudley

32-Year-Old       Phoenix Suns

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

4.3

REB

2.6

AST

2.2

STL

0.6

BLK

0.2

2017-18 NBA ROS Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Dudley, due to a persistent illness and several DNP-CDs, appeared in just 64 games last season. He played a significant role for the Suns when he took the floor, however, seeing 21.3 minutes per game and even drawing seven starts. He underwent a procedure on his toe over the...

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HT: 6' 7"   WT: 225 lbs   DOB: 7/10/1985  College: Boston College   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #22 Overall in 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Suns in July of 2016.

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Jared Dudley NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 21 73 19.0 5.8 3.9 1.1 0.8 0.1 0.1 46.8 73.7 0.7 1.7 2.3 0.6 22.0 2.2 4.8 1.2 1.6
2008-09 22 68 17.0 5.5 3.0 0.8 0.8 0.1 0.4 47.7 67.6 0.6 1.2 1.8 1.1 39.2 2.0 4.2 1.0 1.5
2009-10 23 82 24.3 8.2 3.4 1.4 1.0 0.2 1.5 45.9 75.4 0.8 1.2 2.2 3.2 45.8 2.7 6.0 1.3 1.7
2010-11 24 PHO 82 26.1 10.6 3.9 1.3 1.1 0.2 1.3 47.7 74.3 0.9 1.4 2.5 3.1 41.5 3.7 7.7 2.0 2.7
2011-12 25 PHO 65 31.1 12.7 4.6 1.7 0.8 0.3 1.2 48.5 72.6 1.1 1.5 3.2 3.2 38.3 4.8 9.9 1.8 2.5
2012-13 26 PHO 79 27.5 10.9 3.1 2.6 0.9 0.1 1.3 46.8 79.6 1.3 1.0 2.1 3.4 39.1 4.0 8.5 1.6 2.1
2013-14 27 LAC 74 23.4 6.9 2.2 1.4 0.6 0.1 1.1 43.8 65.5 0.8 0.5 1.7 3.0 36.0 2.6 6.0 0.5 0.8
2013-14 27 MIL 74 23.4 6.9 2.2 1.4 0.6 0.1 1.1 43.8 65.5 0.8 0.5 1.7 3.0 36.0 2.6 6.0 0.5 0.8
2013-14 27 LAC/MIL 148 23.4 6.9 2.2 1.4 0.6 0.1 1.1 43.8 65.5 0.8 0.5 1.7 3.0 36.0 2.6 6.0 0.5 0.8
2014-15 28 MIL 72 23.8 7.2 3.1 1.8 1.0 0.2 1.0 46.8 71.6 0.9 0.6 2.4 2.7 38.5 2.8 5.9 0.7 0.9
2015-16 29 WAS 81 25.9 7.9 3.5 2.1 0.9 0.2 1.2 47.8 73.5 1.0 0.7 2.9 2.9 42.0 2.9 6.0 0.9 1.2
2016-17 30 PHO 64 21.3 6.8 3.5 1.9 0.7 0.3 1.2 45.4 66.2 1.1 0.5 3.0 3.2 37.9 2.5 5.4 0.7 1.0
2017-18 31 PHO 12 15.3 4.3 2.6 2.2 0.6 0.2 0.8 43.2 81.8 0.6 0.4 2.2 2.0 41.7 1.3 3.1 0.8 0.9
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Jared Dudley NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 3 19.7 6.0 3.0 2.7 0.3 0.0 1.0 33.3 100.0 0.7 0.3 2.7 3.7 27.3 1.7 5.0 1.7 1.7
Last 14 Days 6 17.7 4.8 2.8 3.2 0.7 0.2 1.0 39.1 100.0 0.5 0.3 2.5 2.8 35.3 1.5 3.8 0.8 0.8
Last 30 Days 8 16.1 4.0 2.3 2.5 0.8 0.1 0.8 37.0 85.7 0.5 0.3 2.0 2.3 33.3 1.3 3.4 0.8 0.9
Last 5 Games 5 17.6 4.6 2.8 2.6 0.4 0.0 0.8 35.0 100.0 0.4 0.4 2.4 2.8 28.6 1.4 4.0 1.0 1.0
Last 10 Games 10 17.3 5.1 2.8 2.5 0.7 0.2 1.0 44.4 81.8 0.6 0.5 2.3 2.3 43.5 1.6 3.6 0.9 1.1

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   Jared Dudley
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Dec 9 SAS 101-104 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 2
Dec 7 WAS 99-109 17 6 3 5 0 0 2 2 6 1 1 1 4 1 2 2
Dec 5 @TOR 126-113 25 12 5 3 1 0 0 3 6 4 4 2 4 0 5 5
Dec 4 @PHI 101-115 Did Not Play
Dec 2 @BOS 116-111 7 2 3 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Nov 29 @DET 131-107 22 3 2 3 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 3 1 1 2
Nov 28 @CHI 99-104 Did Not Play
Nov 26 @MIN 119-108 18 6 3 6 2 1 1 2 3 0 0 2 3 0 3 3
Nov 24 NOP 91-115 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Nov 22 MIL 107-113 Did Not Play
Nov 19 CHI 113-105 Did Not Play
Nov 17 @LAL 113-122 Did Not Play
Nov 16 HOU 116-142 Did Not Play
Nov 13 LAL 93-100 Did Not Play
Nov 11 MIN 118-110 Did Not Play
Nov 10 ORL 112-128 17 3 0 1 2 0 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 3
Nov 8 MIA 115-126 23 13 5 4 1 0 1 4 6 2 2 3 4 1 4 3
Nov 6 BKN 92-98 21 6 5 1 0 1 1 2 3 1 2 1 1 2 3 4
Nov 5 @SAS 112-95 6 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Nov 3 @NYK 120-107 Did Not Play
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Nov 1 @WAS 116-122 Did Not Play
Oct 31 @BKN 114-122 Did Not Play
Oct 28 @POR 114-107 Did Not Play
Oct 25 UTA 97-88 Did Not Play
Oct 23 SAC 117-115 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Oct 21 @LAC 130-88 Did Not Play
Oct 20 LAL 130-132 Did Not Play
Oct 18 POR 76-124 Did Not Play
Jared Dudley Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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Jared Dudley – Playing Time & Selected Stats

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

#3 Power Forward
Also Listed As:  #4 Small Forward, #4 Shooting Guard

1.  Marquese Chriss

2.  Dragan Bender

3.  Jared Dudley

4.  T.J. Warren

5.  Greg Monroe

6.  Alex Len

7.  Alec Peters

Phoenix Suns

True Shooting Percentage

60.9%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Jared Dudley has a true shooting percentage of 60.9%.

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Jared Dudley NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 21 73 36.0 11.0 7.4 2.1 1.4 0.3 0.2 46.8 73.7 1.3 3.1 4.3 1.1 22.0 4.2 9.1 2.3 3.1
2008-09 22 68 36.0 11.6 6.4 1.7 1.8 0.2 0.9 47.7 67.6 1.3 2.6 3.8 2.3 39.2 4.2 8.9 2.2 3.3
2009-10 23 82 36.0 12.2 5.1 2.1 1.5 0.3 2.2 45.9 75.4 1.2 1.8 3.3 4.7 45.8 4.1 8.8 1.9 2.5
2010-11 24 PHO 82 36.0 14.6 5.3 1.8 1.5 0.3 1.8 47.7 74.3 1.3 1.9 3.5 4.3 41.5 5.0 10.6 2.7 3.7
2011-12 25 PHO 65 36.0 14.7 5.4 2.0 0.9 0.3 1.4 48.5 72.6 1.3 1.7 3.7 3.7 38.3 5.6 11.5 2.1 2.9
2012-13 26 PHO 79 36.0 14.3 4.1 3.4 1.2 0.1 1.8 46.8 79.6 1.7 1.3 2.8 4.5 39.1 5.2 11.1 2.1 2.7
2013-14 27 LAC 74 36.0 10.6 3.3 2.2 0.9 0.2 1.7 43.8 65.5 1.2 0.7 2.6 4.7 36.0 4.1 9.3 0.8 1.2
2013-14 27 MIL 74 36.0 10.6 3.3 2.2 0.9 0.2 1.7 43.8 65.5 1.2 0.7 2.6 4.7 36.0 4.1 9.3 0.8 1.2
2013-14 27 LAC/MIL 148 36.0 10.6 3.3 2.2 0.9 0.2 1.7 43.8 65.5 1.2 0.7 2.6 4.7 36.0 4.1 9.3 0.8 1.2
2014-15 28 MIL 72 36.0 10.9 4.6 2.7 1.5 0.2 1.6 46.8 71.6 1.3 0.9 3.7 4.0 38.5 4.2 8.9 1.0 1.4
2015-16 29 WAS 81 36.0 10.9 4.9 2.9 1.3 0.3 1.7 47.8 73.5 1.4 0.9 4.0 4.1 42.0 4.0 8.4 1.2 1.7
2016-17 30 PHO 64 36.0 11.5 5.9 3.2 1.1 0.4 2.0 45.4 66.2 1.9 0.8 5.1 5.4 37.9 4.1 9.1 1.1 1.7
2017-18 31 PHO 12 36.0 10.0 6.1 5.1 1.4 0.4 2.0 43.2 81.8 1.4 1.0 5.1 4.7 41.7 3.1 7.3 1.8 2.2
Rest Of Season Projections 32 PHO 41 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Jared Dudley
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Jared Dudley NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 21 73 1384 422 286 81 55 10 9 46.8 73.7 50 121 165 41 22.0 163 348 87 118
2008-09 22 68 1156 372 205 56 57 8 29 47.7 67.6 43 82 123 74 39.2 136 285 71 105
2009-10 23 82 1994 674 281 115 81 16 120 45.9 75.4 68 99 182 262 45.8 225 490 104 138
2010-11 24 PHO 82 2140 867 318 108 87 20 105 47.7 74.3 77 111 207 253 41.5 300 629 162 218
2011-12 25 PHO 65 2020 823 301 112 49 19 80 48.5 72.6 72 95 206 209 38.3 312 643 119 164
2012-13 26 PHO 79 2170 861 245 203 75 8 106 46.8 79.6 101 79 166 271 39.1 313 669 129 162
2013-14 27 LAC 74 1729 511 160 104 41 10 81 43.8 65.5 56 36 124 225 36.0 196 447 38 58
2013-14 27 MIL 74 1729 511 160 104 41 10 81 43.8 65.5 56 36 124 225 36.0 196 447 38 58
2013-14 27 LAC/MIL 148 3458 1022 320 208 82 20 162 43.8 65.5 112 72 248 450 36.0 392 894 76 116
2014-15 28 MIL 72 1717 518 220 130 72 11 74 46.8 71.6 62 45 175 192 38.5 198 423 48 67
2015-16 29 WAS 81 2098 638 286 170 75 18 100 47.8 73.5 80 54 232 238 42.0 233 487 72 98
2016-17 30 PHO 64 1362 434 225 121 42 16 77 45.4 66.2 73 31 194 203 37.9 157 346 43 65
2017-18 31 PHO 12 183 51 31 26 7 2 10 43.2 81.8 7 5 26 24 41.7 16 37 9 11
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Jared Dudley NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2007-08 21 73 19.0 52.8 48.1 15.3 9.4 1.6 8.1
2008-09 22 68 17.0 56.2 52.8 13.0 10.0 1.3 6.9
2009-10 23 82 24.3 61.2 58.2 15.7 9.3 1.7 9.8
2010-11 24 PHO 82 26.1 59.8 56.0 11.9 8.5 1.4 11.4
2011-12 25 PHO 65 31.1 57.5 54.7 12.5 8.0 1.6 13.2
2012-13 26 PHO 79 27.5 58.2 54.7 19.4 9.7 2.0 11.4
2013-14 27 LAC 74 23.4 54.1 52.9 16.4 8.9 1.9 6.7
2013-14 27 MIL 74 23.4 54.1 52.9 16.4 8.9 1.9 6.7
2013-14 27 LAC/MIL 148 23.4 54.1 52.9 16.4 8.9 1.9 6.7
2014-15 28 MIL 72 23.8 57.2 55.6 20.2 9.6 2.1 9.0
2015-16 29 WAS 81 25.9 60.2 58.1 21.8 10.3 2.1 10.2
2016-17 30 PHO 64 21.3 57.9 56.5 21.3 12.8 1.7 8.7
2017-18 31 PHO 12 15.3 60.9 56.8 34.7 9.4 3.7 7.3
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Jared Dudley: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Dudley (knee) will not play in Sunday's game against the Suns, Chuck Swirsky of the Bulls Radio Network reports.

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Dudley (knee) is questionable to play Sunday against the Bulls, Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic reports.

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Dudley (knee) won't play Thursday against the Rockets, Craig Grialou of ArizonaSports.com reports.

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Dudley (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Lakers, Craig Grialou of ArizonaSports.com reports.

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Dudley (knee) won't play during Saturday's game against the Timberwolves, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Dudley will not return to Friday's game against the Magic after suffering a knee sprain, Scott Bordow of AZCentral.com reports.

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Dudley recorded 13 points (4-6 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, four assists and one steal across 23 minutes during Wednesday's 126-115 loss to the Heat.

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Dudley had three rebounds and one assist in six minutes during Sunday's 112-95 loss to the Spurs.

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Dudley (toe) will play in Monday's matchup with the Kings, John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 reports.

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Dudley (toe) has been ruled out for Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Trail Blazers, Craig Grialou of ArizonaSports.com reports.

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Dudley (toe) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers, Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com reports.

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Dudley recently underwent a procedure on both his ligament and bone in his left toe and is expected to be sidelined for three-to-four months.

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2017-18

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2016-17

When Kris Humphries failed to develop into a stretch four the Wizards could depend on last season, Dudley was eventually tabbed for those duties in the starting lineup, despite being listed at just 6-foot-7. Dudley made up for his lack of size by providing a much more legitimate threat from downtown, with his 42 percent mark representing his best figure since hitting 45.8 percent of his three-pointers in 2009-10. While Dudley struggled to match up with bigger forwards on the defensive end, he made up for it with his efficient offensive play, finishing the campaign with averages of 7.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.2 three-pointers and 0.9 steals in 25.9 minutes per game across 81 appearances. Playing alongside a top-tier point guard in John Wall certainly helped Dudley see more open looks than he had in previous seasons, but he won’t take too much of a hit with the move to Phoenix, where a now-healthy Eric Bledsoe had been playing at an All-Star caliber level before suffering a season-ending meniscus tear last February. In his new locale, Dudley is expected to slide into the starting role at power forward, where he should provide a quality complement to Tyson Chandler, who plays near the rim on both ends of the floor. For at least the early portion of the new season, it’s expected that Dudley’s playing time will be similar to what he received in Washington last season, but his minutes will likely trend downward in the second half as the Suns look to clear room for rookie power forwards Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss, who were both selected with top-10 picks in June’s draft.

2015-16

After serving as a veteran presence for the young Bucks in 2014-15, Dudley made his way to Washington to serve a similar role. He often played undersized/stretch power forward for the Bucks, and he may get to reprise that role to some effect as a Wizard. Dudley will also likely be asked to tutor Otto Porter to help get the young forward ready for prime time. For Milwaukee, the 30-year-old averaged 7.2 points, 1.0 three-pointer, 3.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.2 blocks in 24 minutes. He played in 72 games with 22 starts. Dudley converted 47 percent from the field and 72 percent from the line. He had a memorable game on Dec. 26 in a win over the Hawks in which he hit all 10 of his field goal attempts, including four three-pointers, on his way to a season-high 24 points. Dudley's role with the Bucks was diminished in the second half of the season and he only averaged 18 minutes in the playoff loss to the Bulls. Dudley had surgery on his back in July and was expected to be out for 3-4 months. He may miss the beginning of the season but should be a nice bench player for Washington.

2014-15

Dudley landed in Milwaukee in late August by way of a trade that sent forward Miroslav Raduljica and spicy swingman Carlos Delfino to the Clippers. While Dudley may seem like an odd pickup for a team in the Bucks' position, he provides veteran leadership and playoff experience to a young core of developing players. Dudley is coming off of a relatively down season with the Clippers in which he appeared in 74 games (starting 43). After three consecutive seasons of double-digit scoring, Dudley's output dropped to 6.9 points per game – his lowest average since the 2008-09 season. The primary reason for the drop-off was a decline in minutes (23 per game), as he saw his playing time dwindle near the end of the season. He was in and out of the lineup throughout the month of April, logging eight DNP-CDs. When the playoffs rolled around, Dudley appeared in just six of Los Angeles' 13 postseason contests, losing minutes to likes of Danny Granger and Darren Collison. Looking for a fresh start with the Bucks, Dudley figures to factor into the lineup at up to three positions. Likely best-suited for the small forward spot, Dudley could also see time at shooting guard and could be used as a stretch-four in certain lineups. A career 40-percent three-point shooter, he'll immediately be one of the Bucks' top threats from beyond the arc.

2013-14

As has been the refrain for most of his career, Dudley continued to do just about everything well but nothing particularly spectacular with the Suns last season, averaging 10.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 0.9 steals while showing reliability from the field (47 percent) and from three (39 percent). What was perhaps most notable about Dudley's season was a nearly four-minute per game decline in playing time, an especially surprising development considering the Suns lacked any standout wing players. Though it looks as though the Clippers will insert Dudley as their starting small forward, the move to Los Angeles won't necessarily bolster his chances of gathering further playing time, as the Clippers boast arguably the deepest roster in the NBA. Coach Doc Rivers figures to regularly rotate reserves Matt Barnes, Jamal Crawford, Antawn Jamison and Willie Green into action with presumptive wing starters Dudley and J.J. Redick, undermining each player's chances of reaching 30 minutes on a consistent basis. As a result, Dudley's counting stats figure to take a hit, making his fantasy value rooted primarily in his strong shooting marks. With the luxury of working alongside Chris Paul, Dudley could have a chance at approaching the superb 46 percent accuracy from three-point range he displayed in 2009-10 working with another one of the game's better passing point guards in Steve Nash.

2012-13

Dudley took some small steps forward in his first season as a full-time starter, averaging career highs in points, rebounds, assists and field goal percentage. Dudley seems like the type of player that won’t ever blossom into a star, but he doesn’t have any major red flags in his game. His three-point shooting took a small hit last season, but since he’s shooting 40.9 percent for his career, there’s really not too much reason to complain about the decline. What is worth wondering is the extent to which Dudley’s accomplishments were a product of playing with a pass-first point guard in Steve Nash. With Nash headed to the Lakers this season, new signee Goran Dragic will likely call his own number on offense more often than Nash, but should still get his teammates involved in a similar fashion. While there may be some hiccups in the two players coalescing initially, Dragic and Dudley figure to eventually get comfortable playing alongside each other after the first few weeks of the season. While Dudley isn’t expected to assume a higher scoring load, it wouldn’t be shocking if he posts slight improvement in several categories once again, as it doesn’t appear that he’ll be heavily challenged for playing time.

2011-12

Dudley was carried in and out of the Suns starting lineup, filling in whenever someone went down with an injury and then selflessly returning to a bench role. With Vince Carter’s contract status up in the air due to the lingering collective bargaining situation in the NBA, it’s anticipated Dudley will claim the starting shooting guard for the Suns this year. Although he played most of his games as Grant Hill’s backup at small forward last season, Dudley was also used as the starting shooting guard in 15 contests. In those games, he averaged 16.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.7 three-pointers, 2.1 steals, 0.4 blocks, and 1.2 turnovers in 34 minutes, and did all that while shooting 52 percent from the field and 46 percent from beyond the arc. If he were able to average those same stats across the course of an 82-game season, Dudley would be one of the better small forwards in the fantasy game.

2010-11

One gets the sense that the Suns acquired Dudley (during the 2008-09 season, along with Jason Richardson) just to test their ability to turn literally anyone into a perimeter threat. Consider: in four years at Boston College, Dudley shot only 36.5 percent from behind the shorter NCAA three-point line. In his first NBA season, with Charlotte, he shot only 9-of-41 on trey balls, and only 12 percent of his total shots were of the three-point variety. Then, in December of 2008, he was sent to Phoenix and immediately became a bomber, hitting three times as many long balls as the season before in only half the time. Last year, he improved even more, hitting 1.5 threes at a 45.8-percent rate. With Grant Hill and Jason Richardson continuing to man the wings, and Josh Childress and Hedo Turkoglu now in the fold, it's unlikely that Dudley surpasses last season's 24 or so minutes. As a result, he's only useful if you're seriously short on threes.

2009-10

No player enjoyed the Suns' midseason coaching switch more than Dudley. Acquired as a spare part in the Jason Richardson deal, Dudley found himself getting a regular spot in Alvin Gentry's rotation after Amar'e Stoudemire's injury and responded with 8.3 points and 4.0 boards in 20.5 minutes a night through March and April. With Stoudemire back and Earl Clark now around to fight for the same backup minutes at small and power forward, last year's kick to the finish will probably represent a high water mark for Dudley's time in Phoenix.

2008-09

Dudley’s the type of player that can find a significant role in Brown’s rotation, using his high basketball acumen and penchant for team play at both ends of the floor. He’s not terribly quick, but uses positioning well on defense. He can pass a little, score a little, rebound a little, but will be fighting for limited backup minutes with Adam Morrison behind Gerald Wallace at small forward. He could be a nice reserve on fantasy teams if he’s getting 25 minutes a night, but will need an injury to get that kind of run.

2007-08

The 22nd pick in the draft, Dudley was an outstanding college player who might be a man without a position in the NBA. Although he's smart and has great instincts, he may be too small (6-7, 225) to play power forward and not quick enough to play small forward. But he's known as a winner and good team player, so he's got value, though it may not be realized this season.