PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns have made the signing of Jared Dudley official, and the nine-year NBA veteran pronounced himself the ''perfect'' person to bring veteran leadership to the young team.
Dudley signed a three-year, $30 million contract and was introduced at a news conference on Friday, although he really didn't need an introduction. He spent five seasons with the Suns, and was part of the teams in the high-energy Steve Nash era.
The Suns also have agreed to terms on a two-year deal with another ex-Sun, guard Leandro Barbosa, but that signing won't become official for several weeks because he is in Brazil with the national team that will host the Rio Olympics.
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