Suns Won’t Exercise Wesley Johnson’s Option

October 30 2012 at 3:16pm CDT By Luke Adams

The Suns have informed Wesley Johnson they won't exercise his 2013/14 option, according to Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic (via Twitter). However, the team would still like to re-sign Johnson at season's end, and the former fourth overall pick would like to stay in Phoenix.

The chances of Phoenix picking up Johnson's option looked slim when the team announced last week that it had exercised Markieff Morris' 2013/14 option. Since clubs typically announce their option decisions all at once, and the cost of Johnson's fourth year ($5.42MM) seemed somewhat prohibitive, it appeared the team would let him become an unrestricted free agent next summer.

Be sure to check out our rookie contract option tracker to keep tabs on all of this offseason's option decisions. With tomorrow's deadline looming, the only outstanding rookie contract options for '13/14 belong to Quincy Pondexter (Grizzlies), Dominique Jones (Mavericks), Cole Aldrich (Rockets), Nolan Smith (Trail Blazers), and Elliot Williams (Trail Blazers).

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