NBA Draft 2011: 5 Players Likely to Fall to the Phoenix Suns
The Phoenix Suns had an awful season and will be heading to the lottery. They currently sit 13th in the standings and should get a pick around that number. If the Suns are lucky, they could move into the top 10 with a couple bounces of ping pong balls.
There are a couple positions the Suns need so they could draft a wide range of players with their pick. Read on to see which players could drop and fall right into the lap of the Suns.
5. Alec Burks, SG Colorado
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Alec Burks is considered the most complete shooting guard in the draft and should be available in the end of the lottery. Burks has prototypical size, solid athleticism and a good shooting stroke. The Suns need a shooting guard and Burks could be the shooting guard of the future.
Burks probably will do a workout with the Suns and at that point, the Suns could choose whether they would consider taking Burks if he dropped to them.
4. Marcus Morris, PF Kansas
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Marcus Morris is the better of the Morris twins and could be available when the Suns draft. Morris is a great shooter for a big and can still go down low and be physical. He could be a potential steal at the end of the lottery.
The Suns need a physical backup power forward and Morris could be that guy for a long time. No offense to Robin Lopez, but the Suns could get the better twin this time. If Morris is available, the Suns should take a long hard look at him.
3. Jimmer Fredette, PG/SG Brigham Young
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Jimmer was, hands down, the best scorer in college basketball this past season. He is going to be selected in the first round but there are many questions surrounding him. Is he a pure point guard? Can he defend at the next level? Is he anything but a good shooter?
Jimmer is the NBA version of Tim Tebow. Someone who played great in college but people question how good he will be at the next level. Tebow went through the most scrutiny that I have ever seen from scouts and Jimmer will face similar challenges.
The Suns need a point guard and Jimmer could be the guy to fill the void after Steve Nash retires. Jimmer is not as traditional as Nash but he could bring great scoring from the point guard position.
2. Kemba Walker, PG Connecticut
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Did anyone in college basketball have more swagger than Kemba Walker had? I don't think so. Kemba plays with an air of confidence and took Connecticut on a historic five day run through the Big East tournament and won a national title.
He is a great player but scouts question how good he could be at the next level. His size is his one downfall and no doubt scouts will talk about if his lack of height could hurt him.
The Suns could use a replacement for Steve Nash and Kemba could be the best option at the end of the lottery. I think Kemba is the third best point guard in the draft. The Suns should seriously consider Kemba if he is available.
1. Terrence Jones
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Terrence Jones has all the tools to succeed in the NBA and I think he could be a sleeper pick for rookie of the year. Jones is a good shooter, solid ball handler and can go down in the post every so often. Consider him a younger version of Lamar Odom.
The Suns need a replacement for Grant Hill and Terrence Jones would be perfect. Jones could get valuable teaching points from Grant and could be helped immensely from Hill's presence. If Jones is available, the Suns need to pick him up A.S.A.P!