Suns buy out contract of Sasha Pavlovic

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PHOENIX - The Phoenix Suns reached an agreement on a contract buyout with swingman Sasha Pavlovic, who was acquired from Cleveland as part of the trade that sent Shaquille O'Neal to the Cavaliers.

Terms of the buyout were not disclosed yesterday.

Pavlovic's contract was acquired along with that of center Ben Wallace, a future conditional second-round selection and cash considerations from Cleveland in exchange for O'Neal on June 25.

The Suns and Wallace agreed to a contract buyout on July 13.

The 25-year-old Pavlovic originally was a first-round pick of the Utah Jazz in the 2003 draft. He spent the last five seasons with the Cavaliers.

In Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, Pavlovic scored nine points in 21 minutes in the 96-95 win over the Orlando Magic.