Jonathan Givony of ESPN.com reported the team is split between Arizona center Deandre Ayton and Slovenian guard Luka Doncic:
However, Suns general manager Ryan McDonough said the team is "unlikely" to trade the pick, according to Gerald Bourguet of Hoops Habit. McDonough added it would require an established, young star with time left on his contract to cause Phoenix to part with the No. 1 pick.
While picking first overall is an envious position, it won't be an easy choice for the Suns, as Ayton and Doncic are both potential franchise-changing players. Marvin Bagley III and Jaren Jackson also could be options at No. 1.
Ayton is the bigger name after he spent the past year dominating college basketball. At 7'1" and 250 pounds, he is a physically imposing talent who finished last season averaging 20.1 points, 11.6 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game as a freshman.
Considering he spent his one collegiate season at Arizona, fans in Phoenix likely wouldn't mind seeing him remaining in the state for his pro career.
However, Doncic is also a proven commodity despite spending his early career in Europe. Playing against arguably the second-toughest competition in the world behind the NBA, the guard has been a star for Real Madrid competing in both Liga ACB and Euroleague.
In 59 total games this season, he is averaging 14.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game, per Basketball Reference.
The Suns need help at both point guard and center, so the choice at No. 1 will come down to preference for the front office.