I think the Suns pick belongs to New York... But with the Bulls pick I'd take Johan Petro.. he looks like he could be pretty good.Petey said:With the Bulls and Suns pick, whom in the draft that is realistic, you'd like to see become a Sun?
A little history of the pick:Petey said:Really?
Did not know that, thanks (about the Suns pick).
Sadly I think we traded both New York picks to the Jazz to get rid of Gugliatta. One of my least favorite Suns moves in recent memory.Lukasbmw said:I think Chicago is playing out of their minds. I'd wait a year and go without a pick for this draft. My bet is next year Chicago will be in the lottery. Gordon, Deng, and Curry form a good base, but I don't see them doing as well next year as they have this year.
Eric says: Wait on the Chicago pick
Remember we do have two picks coming up from New York and I don't believe they are lottery protected :cheers:
Whenever we draft, we need to take the best player availible. The Suns seem to have terrible luck with big men, but great luck with small forwards.
I don't believe the Suns have the option of deferring the pick. The pick automatically goes to the Suns if it's not top 3.Lukasbmw said:I think Chicago is playing out of their minds. I'd wait a year and go without a pick for this draft. My bet is next year Chicago will be in the lottery. Gordon, Deng, and Curry form a good base, but I don't see them doing as well next year as they have this year.
Eric says: Wait on the Chicago pick
I think it's some 2007, 2008 pick possibly even unprotected... but that went to the Jazz too.Kneepad said:I don't believe the Suns have the option of deferring the pick. The pick automatically goes to the Suns if it's not top 3.
Also this year's Knicks pick is owed to the Jazz from the Keon Clark / Gugliotta trade (although it will be lottery protected this year).
But what is the other pick the Suns are owed from the Knicks?
Well, I have no record of it (and I follow this stuff very closely). If you or anyone has any further information on this pick, please let me know.tempe85 said:I think it's some 2007, 2008 pick possibly even unprotected... but that went to the Jazz too.
Ike does not drive to the basket and he will never be a 3. His strengths lie in the post, which is why many people don't know if he can play PF in the NBA (because of his size- 6'8"). He does have a nice shot from all ends of the floor which does help his stock. I like Ike, he's a solid player. But don't expect anything more from him than to be a Malik Rose type player, which wouldn't exactly be bad for this team.rafsox04 said:If Joe Johnson isn't re-signed, the Suns should obviously pursue big man to play alongside Marion and Stoudamire. Several guys I was impressed with in NCAA this year were:
1. Hakim Warrick: The Orangemen were knocked out of the NCAA tournament in the first round by a surprising Vermont squad. He has proven to be a valuable comodity to Syracuse both on and off the court, and was easily the one of the most talented players in the nation. He is a strong, powerful player who can shoot fairly well and drives exceptionally. He would be a huge asset to the Suns if he arrived in Phoenix next season.
2. Ike Diogu: The star of the local Arizona State Sun Devils would be a strong driving force who cna play SF and PF. He is an amazing athlete who plays a bullish game using his power to his advantage. A bit undersized for a PF but could dominate at SF driving to the hoop.
3. Wayne Simien: The undisputed leader of the Kansas basketball program has demonstrated defined skill and poise in his years as a Jayhawk. He could thrive at PF as he has decent height and tremendous strength. He has also shown flashes of individual brilliance going one on one to the hoop.
4. Ronny Turiaf: Out of Gonzaga, Turiaf is a darkhorse in the draft who could make some splashes in draft workouts with his tremedous strength. He is larger than most of the big men in the NCAA standing at 6-10 245lbs but could put on some extra muscle to be even more dominating. Bringing Turiaf to Phoenix would allow Marion to play SF every game, where he could play with the ball more and be more creative.
5. Channing Frye: Has the best raw material in college hoops but he has yet to fully live up to expectations. Still a tremendous talent, the Arizona Wildcat stands at 6-11 and 240lbs. A low post player such as Frye needs to be tough and aggressive something Frye has yet to prove. Despite his lack of toughness Frye could develop into an excellent player in the future and with some aggression, a possible All-Star.