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NAZ Suns Acquire Matt Farrell in Trade with Spurs

By Jacob Withee | January 15, 2020

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Suns announced today they have acquired guard Matt Farrell in a trade with the Austin Spurs, in exchange for the returning player rights to guard/forward Peter Jok.

Farrell (6-1, 175 pounds) has played the last two years in the NBA G League, averaging 9.3 points, 5.4 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 25.6 minutes in 66 games (29 starts). This season for the Spurs, he’s played in 21 games (12 starts), averaging 6.1 points, 3.8 assists and 2.8 rebounds.

In 2018-19, his rookie year with the Delaware Blue Coats, Farrell averaged 10.7 points, 6.2 assists and 3.3 rebounds in 45 games (17 starts). That season he tallied seven double-digit assist games, recording five double-doubles. League-wide, his 278 total assists were tied-ninth most in the league.

Farrell, 23, has played in the NBA Summer League the last two offseasons, first with the Miami Heat, and last summer with the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bridgewater, New Jersey, native played four years collegiately at Notre Dame. His best year came his senior season in 2017-18, in which he was named to the All-ACC Third Team after averaging 16.3 points, 5.5 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 31 games (all starts).

Jok played two years for the NAZ Suns from 2017-19. He averaged 10.7 points (40.2 3PT%, 82.2 FT%) and 3.7 rebounds in 70 games (33 starts).

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