The Phoenix Suns signed undrafted free agent guard Matt Janning on Wednesday. Janning, 22, was the third leading scorer on the Suns summer league team averaging 12.6 points and third leading rebounder with 5.8 rebounds per game. Terms have not been disclosed but it is a multi-year contract. Last season Janning led the Northwestern Wildcats in scoring with 15.4 points per game.
Janning played on the Boston Celtics summer league team before joining the summer Suns. The Suns are very deep at the guard position. Goran Dragic thrived in his second full season as the heir apparent to Steve Nash. Any guard who comes into the Suns system will be better as a result of being able to learn from Steve Nash. Nash will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the all-time great point guards in NBA history. Let’s hope Janning and Dragic will improve themselves on the defensive end as well.