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Would Archie Goodwin Be A Good Fit For The Phoenix Suns?

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Would Archie Goodwin Be A Good Fit For The Phoenix Suns?

It seems likely that the Suns are going to be locked in the top 10 lottery. The Suns need a go to scorer at SG do you think Archie Goodwin would be a good fit for the Suns?

Or do you think another prospect like Shabazz would be a good fit? Shabazz will probably be gone the time the Suns pick but it seems very likely that he Suns will be in the top 10.

What do you think?


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shabazz

i think shabazz would be a great pick for them if they get a high enough pick. hed give them a dominant scorer at the sg and a supreme competitor. i just think he is more nba ready than archie at the moment.

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Dragic is a guy, who I think

Dragic is a guy, who I think has a lot of promise and just signed a new deal. I think drafting a PG two years in a row would not only send the wrong message, but add to a position that is pretty solid. A SG or SF would be a much wiser pick, IMO. Either McLemore or Muhammad would fit well, as would Otto Porter or CJ McCollum if their pick was in the 7-10 range.

The only PG I could see working is Smart because he's big and strong enough to play the two next to Dragic and spelling him at PG. That being said, I think in a system like Pheonix, he'd have to work on his shot and may not be the best fit because he'd be best playing PG and you don't want to log jam a bunch of young guys, including Dragic, who you just spent a nice chunk of change to get.

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Archie is not a point guard

Archie is not a point guard at the next level

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I think it depends on who

I think it depends on who drafts him. You really can't tell now. People were saying Austin Rivers and Steph Curry would not be PG's at the next level. Because when push comes to shove, a 6'4'' point who can play some two is a lot more attractive than a 6'4'' SG who can play the point. I may be wrong, but I think it's too early to tell with a guy like Archie Goodwin. He's only 19, I could see a team work with him, especially because he's not a guy I see playing big minutes as a rookie, to see if he can handle the point.

He was nearly a 5 apg player before Harrow took over at the point. I think teams will see that as an asset and something they could build on.

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I see your point, but Rivers

I see your point, but Rivers hasn't played PG this year and Curry was sharing the back-court with a combo-guard until last season. Goodwin would be a terrible NBA PG, he needs to play the two.

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I cant see it. Maybe

I cant see it. Maybe something changes and he develops but even that would be farther down the road in his NBA career. People compare Goodwin to Westbrook, but he doesnt look comfortable at all running the show and creating for others. He is more of a poor man's Wade than another Westbrook.

I didnt have much doubts about Steph being able to play PG...just didnt know he would be this good at PG this fast. I have said here I believe Rivers can do it but he has to be where he can learn. Still, Rivers and Goodwin will probably never be more than spot minutes at PG.

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I cant see it. Maybe

I cant see it. Maybe something changes and he develops but even that would be farther down the road in his NBA career. People compare Goodwin to Westbrook, but he doesnt look comfortable at all running the show and creating for others. He is more of a poor man's Wade than another Westbrook.

I didnt have much doubts about Steph being able to play PG...just didnt know he would be this good at PG this fast. I have said here I believe Rivers can do it but he has to be where he can learn. Still, Rivers and Goodwin will probably never be more than spot minutes at PG.

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Glenn Robinson 3, is going to

Glenn Robinson 3, is going to be very good down the line as long he keeps improving his perimeter skills. It will look like a stretch for him being picked that high, but I think he could be good or at the very least be very solid.

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Your right about which team

Your right about which team he goes to if he lands in a situation like Russell Westbrook did where he was given time to develop his point guard skills, he will end up very good; but if he lands in a situation like Sacramento where he is expected to do EVERYTHING like Tyreke Evans, he will end up as a combo guard with no natural position.

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GR3

He looks like one of those guys that has that natural strength, and likely just begun doing weight training. I haven't really gotten the chance to watch him much, but I hear he has a sweet stroke. So, likely inherited that from his dad. Good size, good proportion, good defender, good athlete and length.I haven't heard or seen a single thing bad about this kid.

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He's be a perfect fit IMO.

He's be a perfect fit IMO. The Suns need a 2 guard who can slash, break down the defense and draw fouls. Archie will do exactly that. They already have the shooters to space the floor. If he becomes more proficient at PnR, they have an excellent PnR big there as well. I like how that team would be set up for Archie as well. They have a lot of vets on that team to rein him in should he start playing out of control.
He should be their #1 target should they continue to suck.

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Their big board should have

Their big board should have Bazz as #1, McLemore at #2, and Goodwin if the other two are gone.

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Knowing Sarver and the Suns

Knowing Sarver and the Suns FO, they will go for the 9th seed and finish with the 13th pick again for the 3rd straight year, probably by trading one of their piccks for a mediocrity piece.

But if they come to their senses and go for a lottery pick, yes I would love Archie. Hell, I would want either: Shabazz, McLemore, Goodwin, Mccollum or Smart. I believe all those would be nice fits at the 2 (except maybe Shabazz at the 3) next to Dragic for a backcourt of the future, and as I believe this Suns team will finish with a 5th to 5th pick, one o those guys at worst should be avaialble, meaning the Suns won't be able to "Kendall marshall" this pick.

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