What should the Suns do in the draft?
Should the Suns pick late lottery, most probably at 13-14 where they are now (should they not make the playoffs), who do you think will be available for Phoenix to take, and which position and which players should they target at 13-14?
I'd like a shooting guard, Lamb is a top target of mine but I doubt that he will be available late lottery. Could a guy like Rivers, who I can see being a really good scorer in the league be available, or could guys like Ross or Waiters or even a PG/SG guy like Wroten be good picks for the Suns at the end of the lottery.
Or should they just sign wings in FA, probably go after Eric Gordon (hopefully they can get him, but I still think the Hornets will match any offer for Gordon) or maybe an OJ Mayo or othe rwings, and go after the best available player like maybe a Terrence Jones or a Kendall Marshall or Damian Lillard or a Perry Jones?
I think it was mistake not trading Nash and getting some picks in return.
I know both Nash and the team didnt want to but on a business side it would have made sense and all the fans want to see Nash win a championship or at the very least competing in the playoffs.
It's time to rebuild and the Suns are going to essentially bottom out. No Nash means they're building around Markieff Morris and Gortat. That leaves a ton of shots so perhaps someone like Wroten or Walters who have lottery talent and need the ball would work.
I feel like the suns need to take a high risk high reward type player. They have some good talent but to win in the league you need to have a superstar. With Nash aging and probably not going to be back next year they won't have a superstar or even someone who looks like they could become a superstar.
The best hope for them is Perry Jones slips to them and reaches his potential. That would be a formidable front line for years to come with Gortat, Morris, and Jones. The onther players in that range that I think could become a superstar are Lilliard, Wroten, Waiters, or Rivers, but Jones has by far the most potential so I think would be the best choice.
Getting a superstar at the spot in the draft they are going to end up is very unlikely but it can happen and they have to choose the player with the most potential instead of a safe pick otherwise they will be stuck in mediocrity for years to come.
The Suns are going to need a point guard for sure.
I watch the Suns vs Kings last night and Telfair for all the rave he got when he was in high school and as long as he has been in the league, still hasnt developed a half decent jump shot or shown any ability to get into the lane. I think this is is second year with the Suns and I'm shocked he hasnt shown that he has picked anything up from Nash. Goran Dragic was a better backup when he was with the Suns, and is now playing well replacing the injured Kyle Lowery.
On the hand, the Kings got the steal of the draft in Isaiah Thomas. The last pick? This his my favorite rookie PG behind Kyrie Irving. Despite his size, he is a baller. Teams cant attack him because he is gritty and quick. And he has shown all the abilities it takes to be a legit point guard in the league.
Best Player Available, the team isn't really flowing with talent and besides the 5 they could use an upgrade at each position. They may lose Nash so I'd say PG and Marquis Teague would be ideal, if they win the lottery Anthony Davis would be great to focus around, if they pick 2/3 then I'd say anyone like Barnes, MKG or Thomas Robinson would be ideal
if im the suns and nash wants to stay, im all up for it. if they go 10-14th pick they shouldn't let pj3 go by if he's available. i'd like to see a p&r with nash - terrence jones, john henson, or (meyers leonard, tho is not realistic cuss gortat is mainly a C). if nash is leaving, then im drafting lillard or marshall, and setting em up with in a pg environment with the suns.
when jared dudley is your starting 2, you are in trouble. he's a natural 3. wherever they land is a nice spot to pick up a sg. i think ross and wroten will be around and maybe lamb or rivers slips.
If Jeremy Lamb lands with Steve Nash watch him get 15ppg+