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Tyler Ulis waived by Phoenix Suns

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Orlando Ramirez-USA Today Sports


Former Kentucky All-American point guard Tyler Ulis has been waived by the Phoenix Suns after two seasons with the team.



With the July 1 free agency period looming right around the corner, Phoenix continues to clear salary cap space following its selection of Arizona’s Deandre Ayton with the first overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Ulis was drafted by the Suns with the 34th overall selection in 2016, joining former Kentucky teammate Devin Booker and 2010-11 Wildcat Brandon Knight for the entirety of his first two NBA seasons. Fellow UK alum Eric Bledsoe was traded from Phoenix to the Milwaukee Bucks last November, while Archie Goodwin was released by the Suns prior to Ulis’ rookie season.


Ulis played in 71 games, making 43 starts in 2017-18. The former Southeastern Conference Player of the Year averaged 7.8 points, 4.4 assists, and 1.0 steals in 23.4 minutes per game. Ulis exploded for a team-high 23 points in a 111-99 loss to the LA Clippers on March 28 and recorded four double-doubles on the season.

Article written by Connor Link


7 Comments for Tyler Ulis waived by Phoenix Suns

  1. Booher
    5:11 pm June 30, 2018 Permalink

    Booker isn’t gonna be happy bout that

    • BBNDan7
      6:55 pm June 30, 2018 Permalink

      Rumor is booker is going to be offered a Max extension, so I think he’ll be happy lol

  2. jahanc2uky
    6:02 pm June 30, 2018 Permalink

    Come On New Orleans!!

  3. BBNDan7
    6:29 pm June 30, 2018 Permalink

    Ulis is a quality role player for a very cheap price in the league right now. He’ll find a home after all the dust settles of the big time FA

    • Cokely53
      8:21 pm June 30, 2018 Permalink

      Agreed. It’s just unfortunate for him that’s going to be his role in the NBA. A cheap journey latching on to whatever team has a spot for likely a year or 2 at a time. Which by all means isn’t a bad gig at that pay rate and being able to do what you love.

  4. 4everUKblue
    7:01 pm June 30, 2018 Permalink

    Hate that for him, he’s a good guy. Best of luck.

  5. chris43
    5:14 am July 1, 2018 Permalink

    Sure hope he catches on somewhere which I’m sure that he will. He could be a very good backup PG.