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Bright Side Of The Sun

There’s no debate: Karl-Anthony Towns is worth the Suns’ No. 1 pick

Want to speed up #TheTimeline? Trading for KAT does exactly that. Last June, rumors of discontent between Kristaps Porzingis and former general manager Phil Jackson almost led to an unceremonious split on draft night. However, as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski recently let us know on The Woj Pod, the Phoenix Suns had a chance at snagging Porzingis, but once they knew Josh Jackson was on the board at No. 4, they passed on the opportunity due to pressure from Porzingis’ camp about his long term future in the Valley. A few months passed and we saw the Suns get involved in the Kyrie Irving...

Blazer's Edge

Wasserman Warns Blazers Not to Ignore Forwards in Draft

Keita Bates-Diop and Chandler Hutchison are two of the players the Bleacher Report author suggests for Portland in the draft. The 2018 NBA Draft will contain plenty of twists and turns. If history is any guide, it will also feature a number of gaffes and missed opportunities. Jonathan Wasserman, writing for Bleacher Report, penned warnings to all 30 NBA teams. forecasting the mistakes they’d need to avoid in order to succeed with their June draft picks. These include the Phoenix Suns not answering the phone for potential trades, the Memphis Grizzlies focusing too much on stars Mike Conley...

ClutchPoints

Suns news: Phoenix will likely keep No. 1 overall pick in 2018 Draft

The Phoneix Suns have a lot of different options in regards to what they can do with the number one overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, but it appears they’ve already decided. Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough said that it’s an overwhelming likelihood that the Suns will end up keeping the first pick instead […] The post Suns news: Phoenix will likely keep No. 1 overall pick in 2018 Draft appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Best trades all 29 teams can offer Suns for No. 1 pick in 2018 NBA Draft

The Phoenix Suns were the big winners of last week’s 2018 NBA Draft Lottery when they were announced to have won the right to select the first overall pick. There’s no question that the Suns are the envy of just about every NBA team these days, as they have the luxury of picking the best […] The post Best trades all 29 teams can offer Suns for No. 1 pick in 2018 NBA Draft appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Phoenix Suns' GM Ryan McDonough says team likely keeping No. 1 pick in NBA draft

Suns GM Ryan McDonough said he team will listen to offers but talent at top of draft makes team inclined to keep pick.         

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Phoenix Suns draft prospects workout: ASU's Tra Holder hoping to convince teams he's NBA-caliber

Suns GM Ryan McDonough said Holder needs to prove to teams he can be distributor as well as scorer         

Bright Side Of The Sun

The bread and butter of Shake Milton’s game is an area the Suns lack

SMU’s Shake Milton headlined Phoenix’s first predraft workout. GM Ryan McDonough also was available to speak more on Deandre Ayton, Luka Doncic and maybe trading the No. 1 pick. Finally, draft season is kicking up a notch around Phoenix as the Suns began predraft workouts Friday at Talking Stick Resort Arena. It didn’t feature headliner names but one immediately popped off the page with SMU’s Shake Milton. Milton was there alongside five other guards — Devonte’ Graham (Kansas), Tra Holder (Arizona State), Trevon Blueitt (Xavier), Lendell Wigginton (Iowa State), Kendrick Nunn...

Grizzly Bear Blues

2018 GBB Community Mock NBA Draft - #2: TRADE ALERT

Who is making the pick? The 2018 GBB Community Mock NBA Draft is under way! We are recapping picks here at GBB from now until draft week, and we have arrived at #2 overall (and our first trade of the mock draft!) First, a review of where we are in the draft. Phoenix Suns - Deandre Ayton, center, University of Arizona Given that we had our first trade with this pick, here is how the trade process works in the GBB mock. A trade is submitted to me and then I put it to a panel of respected and wonderful NBA/Grizzlies folks - Sagar Trika (whose NBA Twitter mock I am currently involved in),...

Bright Side Of The Sun

Sleepers to keep an eye on at the top of the second round

Who is the 2018 version of Davon Reed for Phoenix? Here are five names flying too far under the radar to ignore this time around. During the pre-draft process last year, the Phoenix Suns seemed to latch onto Davon Reed very early on. Reed, who was ranked in the 50s on most boards, was selected by Phoenix at No. 32 due to his plus shooting and defensive versatility he brought onto the floor. This year, there are many names to monitor for the No. 31 pick — Shake Milton (SMU), Landry Shamet (Wichita State), Josh Okogie (Georgia Tech), Jalen Brunson (Villanova), Aaron Holiday (UCLA) and many...

Valley of the Suns

Phoenix Suns could trade up for the 13th pick of the draft

The Phoenix Suns have a prime trade partner in the first round of the draft with the Los Angeles Clippers that would allow the team to move up in the draft. The idea of moving from the 16th spot of the draft to the 13th pick may not seem like a big deal, however any […] Phoenix Suns could trade up for the 13th pick of the draft - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Valley of the Suns

The Phoenix Suns should make a godfather offer for Anthony Davis

The Phoenix Suns have the top pick in June’s draft. They could draft some much needed help for Devin Booker, Josh Jackson and co. However, the Suns could also trade the pick and get a lot of help if they landed someone like Anthony Davis. The Phoenix Suns have the #1 pick for the first […] The Phoenix Suns should make a godfather offer for Anthony Davis - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Bright Side Of The Sun

Suns draft prospect thinks the world is an illusion

But he’s not buying into that flat Earth foolishness. Phoenix Suns fans have had a busy few days. Following last week’s NBA Draft Lottery, where it was revealed that the Suns had been awarded the number one overall pick in next month’s NBA Draft, debates have raged over what to do with the pick. At that time there were two camps, Deandre Ayton, or Luka Doncic. Then we were treated to the news that Karl-Anthony Towns, shockingly, might not be completely happy in Minnesota. And that with a truckload of picks, including number one overall, the Suns might pry him away from the...

Bright Side Of The Sun

Phoenix Suns Mock Draft Roundup: 5/25

Oh my goodness has a new name been introduced at #1??? No. But let’s argue some more. Listen, we’re going to be doing these every week leading up to next month’s NBA Draft, so some people are going to have to change their mind. Grow up. Ayton vs. Doncic is sure to be a spirited debate that will carry us through the summer, and if we’re lucky, through the infancy of their NBA careers. The Phoenix faithful remain divided on who to select with the #1 overall pick, leading some (mostly me), to wonder if some of you guys actually enjoy having this argument more than, you know, actually...

Valley of the Suns

Narrative should not be the reason the Suns draft Ayton

Phoenix Suns fans have debated for weeks if not months for who they should select number one overall. But they need to make sure he is the absolute RIGHT player. Forget Laurel and Yannie, it’s Ayton and Doncic you’re hearing. Luka Doncic and DeAndre Ayton, that is, the two players that Phoenix Suns fans are […] Narrative should not be the reason the Suns draft Ayton - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Hoops Habit

2018 NBA Draft: 5 reasons Luka Doncic should go No. 1

If you have not familiarized yourself with Luka Doncic by now, you should immediately. Here’s why the Slovenian star should be the first pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. The No. 1 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft was awarded to the Phoenix Suns after the draft lottery. The Suns are left with the same […] 2018 NBA Draft: 5 reasons Luka Doncic should go No. 1 - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

ClutchPoints

LiAngelo Ball interviewed with Thunder, Suns; has private workouts with Lakers, Clippers, Warriors

NBA Draft hopeful LiAngelo Ball has already interviewed with teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Phoenix Suns after putting in work at the Pro Basketball Combine at IMG Academy in Florida, according to Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype. LiAngelo, the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, has set out […] The post LiAngelo Ball interviewed with Thunder, Suns; has private workouts with Lakers, Clippers, Warriors appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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NBA mock draft 3.0: New NBA draft pick for Phoenix Suns in first round after combine

2018 NBA draft: Theres some changes in Scott Bordows NBA mock draft after the NBA combine.         

Bright Side Of The Sun

Locked On Suns Wednesday: Talking all things draft with SB Nation’s Ricky O’Donnell

Ricky was at the combine and has followed many of the 2018 draft prospects since high school, so we picked his brain on a variety of draft topics, including Ayton vs. Doncic as well as general draft philosophy. On today’s episode, Ricky O’Donnell of SB Nation joins us to talk about what he learned at the combine, why he favors Luka Doncic (and Jaren Jackson Jr.) over Deandre Ayton, and how he looks at the draft more broadly as an analyst. We start with a deep dive on Ayton, exploring how to build a successful team around someone so physically imposing and defensively challenged. Then we...

Valley of the Suns

The Phoenix Suns shouldn’t trade the first pick of the draft

Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough let it be known that he is willing to trade the first pick in the NBA draft, which would be a huge mistake. In NBA history, the first overall pick has been traded seven times before the player selected ever played a minute in the league. Most recently in […] The Phoenix Suns shouldn’t trade the first pick of the draft - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Bright Side Of The Sun

Locked On Suns Monday: NBA Draft Combine roundup

Takeaways from the combine, including the guys the Suns talked to and how it falls into their overall plan for the offseason. On today’s episode, we finish off the news from the weekend’s NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, and dive deep on a few players who stood out. From a Suns’ perspective, the versatile, athletic wings seem to be the starting point at each of their selections, with so many of those guys standing out in this class. The team reportedly spoke with several over the weekend, including Zhaire Smith, Troy Brown, Hamidou Diallo and Bruce Brown Jr. The list at No. 1 also may...

Swarm and Sting

Do the Charlotte Hornets have enough to trade up and land a top-4 draft pick?

If the Suns, Hawks and Grizzlies are looking to trade their top picks this year, the Charlotte Hornets may have enough to pull off a shock deal. The Charlotte Hornets may be one team that is looking to move up in the draft this year. The Phoenix Suns, the Atlanta Hawks and the Memphis Grizzlies are […] Do the Charlotte Hornets have enough to trade up and land a top-4 draft pick? - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Peachtree Hoops

John Collins selected to NBA All-Rookie second team

An honor for the first-year big man. John Collins enjoyed a tremendous rookie season for the Atlanta Hawks and, at this point, it is safe to proclaim GM Travis Schlenk’s first draft pick as a success. To that end, the NBA announced its 2017-2018 All-Rookie teams on Tuesday afternoon and, unsurprisingly, the first-year big man from Wake Forest made the cut. Collins fell short of the first team but finished eighth overall in total voting, joining Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr., Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, Kings wing Bogdan Bogdanovic and Suns wing Josh Jackson on the second team. The...

Valley of the Suns

Phoenix Suns should trade up in the draft with the Philadelphia 76ers

The Phoenix Suns should take advantage of the Philadelphia 76ers plethora of second round draft picks and trade for another high second round pick. Currently the Phoenix Suns own the 31st and the 59th picks in the second round of the NBA draft this summer. While having the 31st pick is very valuable for the […] Phoenix Suns should trade up in the draft with the Philadelphia 76ers - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Valley of the Suns

Phoenix Suns: Drafting Deandre Ayton makes Marquese Chriss expendable

If the Phoenix Suns decide to draft center Deandre Ayton, it will make another lottery big man the franchise selected expendable. Drafting Deandre Ayton first overall in the NBA draft could have a major roster ramification for the Phoenix Suns. Selecting the center would surely solidify the position for the franchise moving forward. However, selecting […] Phoenix Suns: Drafting Deandre Ayton makes Marquese Chriss expendable - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Bright Side Of The Sun

Center of the Sun:  Ayton or Doncic? Which should the Phoenix Suns select on draft day?

Which is the right choice? Welcome to the weekly news roundup of your Phoenix Suns. NEWS FLASH: History as been made and the Suns now have their first ever #1 pick in the NBA draft! Shortly afterward, the Aytonians and Doncicians almost simultaneously declared war upon each other and battles have been raging across the internet and in sports bars far and wide. The fighting has at times been ferocious but neither side seems to have gained the upper hand at this time. It is miraculous that so far no casualties have been reported. Attempts by neutral parties to bring peace between the two...

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Video: What to make of Suns trade rumors

Jay Dieffenbach and Scott Bordow cover the latest rumors surrounding the Suns and the 2018 NBA draft.         

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Solar Panel, ep. 71: The Ayton vs. Doncic debate rages on

We bring in Cole Zwicker from the Stepien to discuss the pros and cons of Ayton and Doncic for the Suns, and other top prospects as well It’s DeAndre Ayton vs. Luka Doncic! Special guest Cole Zwicker (@ColeZwicker) of The Stepien join Tim and Dave to talk about DeAndre Ayton, Luka Doncic and a number of other high prospects on the board. How do they fit with the Phoenix Suns? What are their weaknesses and strengths? We go deep in on the draft on this episode. " width="100%"> Visit the Solar Panel crew at www.SunsPodcast.com. Follow them on Twitter @SunsSolarPanel, @Espo, @DaveKingNBA...

Valley of the Suns

The Phoenix Suns should not trade for Karl-Anthony Towns

When rumors began flying that Karl-Anthony Towns might be available and the Phoenix Suns might have the pieces to trade for him, it got me thinking – he isn’t worth it. Prior to learning that the Phoenix Suns would have the first overall pick in the NBA Draft, if anyone would have come to me […] The Phoenix Suns should not trade for Karl-Anthony Towns - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More