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Suns sign Zabian Dowdell out of D-League

Tulsa 66ers v Texas Legends

FRISCO, TX - DECEMBER 14: Zabian Dowdell #7 of the Tulsa 66ers drives against Texas Legends in an NBA D-League game on December 14, 2010 at the Dr. Pepper Center in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Zabian Dowdell

Layne Murdoch

The Suns have signed Zabian Dowdell of the Tulsa 66ers for the first D-League call-up of the season.

I know what you’re thinking. What’s a Zabian Dowdell?

To me, a Zabian Dowdell sounds like either A. A Turkish-made vacuum cleaner, B. a Russian automobile, or C. a foreign diplomat who may or may not be the target of a vast conspiracy which only our hero can stop. In reality, he’s a 6-3, 190 lb. guard who played in Europe before coming to the 66ers last season. He also played for the Suns in Summer League, hence their familiarity with him.

According to Synergy Sports, Dowdell was solid in transition and as a spot-up shooter in Tulsa, but struggled in the pick and roll. Not that he’s likely to get much time at the end of the bench. The Suns have never really pushed much with D-League players, so this may end up being a temporary solution.