Suns land Royce O’Neale from Nets, David Roddy from Grizzlies

The Phoenix Suns acquired forward Royce O’Neale from the Brooklyn Nets as part of a three-team deal that also included the Memphis Grizzlies ahead of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline.

The Suns sent Brooklyn forward Keita Bates-Diop, guard Jordan Goodwin and second-round draft picks in 2026, 2028 and 2029.

Meanwhile, Memphis dealt forward David Roddy to the Suns in exchange for forwards Chimezie Metu and Yuta Watanabe, along with what was only termed “2026 draft pick considerations” in a news release.

The Nets acquired the draft rights to guard Vanja Marinkovic from the Grizzlies to complete the trade.

O’Neale, 30, was in his second season with Brooklyn after five with the Utah Jazz. He averaged 7.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 49 games (six starts) with the Nets in 2023-24.

In 495 career games (289 starts) with Brooklyn and Utah, O’Neale has posted averages of 6.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists.

A first-round draft pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2022, Roddy spent parts of two seasons with Memphis. This season, he is averaging 8.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists.

Roddy, 23, played in 48 games (13 starts) for the Grizzlies this season.

The 29-year-old Watanabe averaged 3.6 points and 1.6 rebounds in 29 games off the bench with the Suns this season. He will be returning to Memphis, where he spent the first two seasons (2018-19 and 2019-20) of his career.

In 208 career games (nine starts) with the Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors, Nets and Suns, Watanabe has averaged 4.2 points and 2.3 rebounds. He is shooting 37.7 percent from deep in his career.

Bates-Diop (4.5 points per game, 2.6 rebounds per game), Goodwin (5.0, 2.9) and Metu (5.0, 3.0) were primarily used off the bench this season, combining to make 13 starts for the Suns.

The Nets, in a corresponding roster move, requested waivers on forward Thaddeus Young, a 35-year-old journeyman who averaged 5.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in 23 games (six starts) for Toronto earlier this season.

The Athletic also reported Thursday that Memphis was waiving two-time All-Star guard Victor Oladipo.

He last took the floor against the Milwaukee Bucks on April 22, 2023, during a first-round Eastern Conference playoff series as a member of the Miami Heat.