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Suns GM ‘Prepared for Every Scenario’
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On June 23, 2013 @ 4:11 pm In Headlines,NBA Draft Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
After 25 years of never drafting this high, the Suns’ No. 5 position in Thursday night’s NBA draft can sound mighty enticing and promising.
The draft position should be encouraging with a draft class that lacks surefire stars but has many feeling the Suns’ No. 5 pick might not be discernibly different in talent or potential from the No. 1 pick. The same goes for their No. 30 pick to the others in the back half of the first round.
A draft six-pack seems to have emerged at the top of the class with centers Nerlens Noel of Kentucky and Alex Len of Maryland, UNLV combo forward Anthony Bennett and wing players Ben McLemore of Kansas, Victor Oladipo of Indiana and Otto Porter Jr. of Georgetown. If the Suns draft one of those players or perhaps a point guard surprise like Lehigh’s C.J. McCollum or Michigan’s Trey Burke, the choice likely will be more of a building block than a blockbuster in the rebuilding work.
The tricky part is figuring out the top five’s draft order, with most of the four teams picking ahead of the Suns still appearing unsure about who they will draft.
“There’s no player or subset of players, even at five, that I can put aside and say, ‘OK, this guy or these guys definitely won’t be there. I don’t need to worry about them,’ ” Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough said. “I feel like, even at five, we need to be prepared for every scenario, like every guy on the board could be there.”
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