NBA Mock Draft: Phoenix Suns Select Jordan Clarkson from Missouri

Paul Abell-USA TODAY Sports

SB Nation's NBA Network conducted a mock draft with bloggers from each team site making or trading "their" team's pick. We continue with the next pick in the 2014 NBA Mock Draft with Bright Side of the Sun selecting Jordan Clarkson out of Missouri.

NBA Mock Draft Pick #27, Jordan Clarkson, Guard, Missouri

SB Nation's Suns blog Bright Side of the Sun explains the pick:

Jordan Clarkson is a tremendous value at the 27th slot, ranking as high as 17 on draft boards, and fills a potentially big need for the Suns at PG. Between Bledsoe and Dragic, there is only one guaranteed contract year left and the Suns might not want to spend $25+ million per year on their back court in 2015-16.

At 6'5" Clarkson is bigger than the Suns current starters, is a good passer and scorer and can use his long arms to defend the perimeter. He needs work on his shooting, and that's where Coach Hornacek comes in. If Clarkson had made 35-40% of his threes from January-March, he might have gone in the lottery.

MoreFull NBA Draft Coverage


1 Cleveland Cavaliers: ANDREW WIGGINS 
2 Milwaukee Bucks JABARI PARKER
3 Philadelphia 76ers DANTE EXUM
4 Orlando Magic JULIUS RANDLE
5 Utah Jazz JOEL EMBIID
6 Minnesota Timberwolves (Via Celtics) AARON GORDON
7 Los Angeles Lakers NOAH VONLEH
8 Philadelphia 76ers (via Kings) DARIO SARIC
9 Charlotte Hornets DOUG MCDERMOTT
10 Chicago Bulls (via 76ers) MARCUS SMART
11 Denver Nuggets ZACH LAVINE 
12 Orlando Magic TYLER ENNIS
13 Phoenix Suns (via Timberwolves) ADREIAN PAYNE
14 Phoenix Suns NIK STAUSKAS
15 Atlanta Hawks GARY HARRIS
16 Sacramento Kings (via Chicago Bulls) ELFRID PAYTON
17 Orlando Magic (via Boston Celtics) JUSUF NURKIC
18 Minnesota Timberwolves (via Phoenix Suns) KYLE ANDERSON
19 Philadelphia 76ers (via Chicago Bulls) JAMES YOUNG
20 Dallas Mavericks (via Toronto Raptors) CLINT CAPELA
21 Oklahoma City Thunder PJ HAIRSTON
22 Memphis Grizzlies RODNEY HOOD
23 Utah Jazz CLEANTHONY EARLY
24 Golden State Warriors (via Charlotte Hornets) JORDAN ADAMS 
25 Houston Rockets K.J. MCDANIELS
26 Miami Heat SHABAZZ NAPIER
27 Phoenix Suns JORDAN CLARKSON
28 Los Angeles Clippers
29 Oklahoma City Thunder
30 San Antonio Spurs

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