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Phoenix Suns

They are starting to have the makings of a really good young NBA team. Come the draft they gotta go big man. They have a legitimate team to build with and ia half-decent young benfh to build aroubd.

C. Ayton/Bagley/Bamba - Given Bamba's defensive ability he may be the best fit, but I think Ayton and Bagley have the higher ceilings.

PF. Bender

SF. Jackson

SG. Booker

PG. Payton

Bench: Warren, Chriss, Ulis


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Call me cray but I want them to draft Trae Young

I think they need a shooter at PG, Payton doesnt do it for me next to Jackson at SF, I want a floor stretching PG

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I think his shooting is

I think his shooting is underrated, he is 52% from the floor and shooting 37.5% from 3 which is a pretty good clip. If he continues to work on it I don't see why he can't stay there consistently which is more than good enough to keep teams honest.

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Ya everyone keeps beating the

Ya everyone keeps beating the same dead horse about Jackson, Hes really starting to put it together..

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So, at a good clip is an

So, at a good clip is an idiom that means how quickly or rapidly something is done. In this sense it would mean how often he shoots a three per game, doesn't really make sense for describing his percentage from three. Payton is only taking 1.5 threes a game this season, which is not often enough to keep the defence honest, they will still go under every screen with him. Now, he's actually bumped that up to 2 attempts per game so far in phoenix and hes made 2 out of the 4 hes taken as a sun, 50%. Hopefully Triano encourages him to attempt more, which might garner more respect from the opposing defence.

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The above stars are Payton's

The above stars are Payton's not Jackson's FYI

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Regardless.. Jacksons

Regardless.. Jacksons shooting numbers are improving..

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I think they’re still short

I think they’re still short on offense: Ayton would be ideal over Bamba.

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Every year there are numerous

Every year there are numerous terrible teams that have promising individual players.

I wouldn't say you're "starting to have the makings of a really good young NBA team" until you've, at minimum, had something close to a .500 season with a group of improving players that you can reasonably hope to keep together.

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Good call. They need more

Good call. They need more vets.

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draft Ayton and keep him in

draft Ayton and keep him in Arizona, nice commuonity conaction , on the floor start Jackson at the one, I think they should try to go with size over a real pg, as Booker is very much a playmaker, Start: Jackson/Booker/Warren/Bender/Ayton... that ultra potential lineup

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Every NBA team has tons of

Every NBA team has tons of offensive talent. The differentiators are:

1. Do they have an elite superstar, a truly great, transcendent player who can rise to the occasion in the highest-pressure moments?

2. Do they play together, with no jealousy, animosity, or pettiness?

3. Will they defend, hustle, and attend to details defensively?

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Suns don't have tons of offensive talent.

An absolute joke of a frontcourt.

1. Yes + an alpha dog in the making..

2. With Young...no.

3 With Young...no.

Easy conclusion on the player needed.

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THEY are a Trae Young away

THEY are a Trae Young away from being great

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I would try to end up with

I would try to end up with Bamba (defense) and Porter (stretch 4 for offense).

Then go get a pass-first leader at point guard (Jalen Brunson?).

Can they package Chriss, Bender, and Elfrid in rose to draft both of those guys? Maybe they win the lotto and get then they use those assets with the top pick and trade down for TWO picks.

I think the league is gonna get BIG again, although with a premium on length, speed, athleticism, big shooters, and rim protection.

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As a Phoenix fan we have some

As a Phoenix fan we have some pieces in place but apart from Booker no-one is probably good enough to say you shouldn't draft BPA over them. If we could get Ayton then that would be perfect as he'd possibly have Tyson Chandler to mentor him and Bender aslongside him longterm would be a nice backcourt.

Bagley likewise, you may have to figure out who plays C out of him or Bender but they can share minutes there and you have a fast flexible frontcourt.

With Jackson in place you could still take Porter as Jackson could play some 2 and Porter some stretch 4. If Devin could play point you could push Jackson to 2 and Porter at 3 giving nice size across 1 to 3.

Doncic is perhaps the most interesting he is a SG/SF abut can be a point forward - he places poinrt on offence but Booker plays it on D so that can work.

Trae and Bamba both fit well too,

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Elfrid Payton has improved a

Elfrid Payton has improved a lot from 3, he's shooting north of 37%. Harden repeatedly walked past him for layups in that 60 point triple double game though so that's more of the concern. I would suggest Bamba's defensive presence makes this team immediately improve. He'd be my target. They can play Payton, Booker and Jackson at 1,2 and 3 then rotate in either Warren, Chriss or Bender at 4 if they want to go with a small, standard or big lineup.

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hmm

There is no way I pass an opportunity to pair Trae Young's shooting with Bookers.. Splash Brothers any1 remember these guys ? Nobody thought they would become one of the best backcourt ever but look at them now.. I know there are bigs with lots of potential in this draft, but I wouldn't go any other way considering how the game changed so much.

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Trae Young would be exciting

Trae Young would be exciting and a pair of elite backcourt shooters is always hard to mark.

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