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The broken wrist Marshall suffered on this play shouldn't be an issue come next fall.
That the Suns are on the cusp of the playoffs with 38-year-old Steve Nash, 87-year-old Grant Hill and a bunch of role guys is astonishing in itself (and evidence that Nash should absolutely get some MVP pub come season's end). However, it all has to come to an end some time, which is why Phoenix needs to use this draft to start rebuilding.
The Suns' first order of business should be finding someone to take over the team when Nash is gone, which could be as soon as next year. And that guy is not Sebastian Telfair, which is why whenever they pick—be it at the end of the lottery or right after it—it's gotta be point guard all the way.
And based on how this list has played out, that means UNC's Marshall, the purest of this draft's point guard crop.
Marshall doesn't score much or shoot too well. What he does do is distribute, roll up impressive assist numbers (9.8 per game this past season) and make his teammates better.
Marshall is coming off a wrist injury suffered in the NCAA Tournament, but that shouldn't be an issue come training camp. The Suns' most promising players going forward are frontcourt guys Marcin Gortat and rookie Markieff Morris, which makes it that much more imperative for them to go for someone like Marshall.