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Report: Suns, Banks agree to five-year deal

Updated: July 19, 2006, 3:00 PM ET
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It appears that Marcus Banks wants to play closer to home.

The speedy guard has agreed to terms with the Phoenix Suns on a five-year contract worth $21 million, The Arizona Republic reported Wednesday.

A Las Vegas native, Banks likely would provide point guard relief for NBA MVP Steve Nash, the driving force of the Suns' relentless up-tempo attack.

Banks, 24, spent his first 2½ seasons with the Boston Celtics before being traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves last January as ...

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