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NBA Mock Draft: Phoenix Suns Select Cheick Diallo From Kansas

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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 2016 NBA Mock Draft, with Bright Side Of The Sun discussing their selection of Cheick Diallo

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NBA Mock Draft Pick #19 -- Cheick Diallo, Power Forward, Kansas

SBNation's Phoenix Suns blog, Bright Side Of The Sun, explains this pick:

We really think Diallo is a guy who is going to excel in the NBA, with his 7'4" wingspan and high activity level. So even though the Suns already have Tyson Chandler and Alex Len at center, we think Diallo is worth taking and could eventually be a high-reward player.

Ridiculous Upside analysis: After an incredibly strong NBA Draft Combine where he absolutely shined, Cheick's stock has continued to rise. That makes sense due to Diallo's NBA-ready frame (6'9 with a 7'4 wingspan) and genuine quickness allows him to be a nice roll option. However, his developing mid-range and post-up games could allow him to eventually be a more well-rounded offensive player. Those improvements could allow Diallo to be a solid front-court presence for years to come.

1) Philadelphia 76ers: BEN SIMMONS

2) Los Angeles Lakers: BRANDON INGRAM

3) Phoenix Suns (From Boston): DRAGAN BENDER

4) Utah Jazz (From Phoenix): JAMAL MURRAY

5) Denver Nuggets (from Minnesota) : BUDDY HIELD

6) New Orleans Pelicans: KRIS DUNN

7) Minnesota Timberwolves (from Denver): DENZEL VALENTINE

8) Sacramento Kings: JAYLEN BROWN

9) Toronto Raptors: MARQUESE CHRISS

10) Milwaukee Bucks: DEYONTA DAVIS

11) Sacramento Kings (From Orlando): TIMOTHE LUWAWU

12) Utah Jazz: JAKOB POELTL

13) Denver Nuggets (from Phoenix): SKAL LABISSIERE

14) Chicago Bulls: WADE BALDWIN

15) Minnesota Timberwolves (from Denver): HENRY ELLENSON

16) Boston Celtics: DOMANTAS SABONIS

17)  Utah Jazz  (from Memphis) : FURKAN KORKMAZ

18) New Orleans Pelicans (from Detroit) : TAUREAN PRINCE

19) Phoenix Suns (from Denver): CHEICK DIALLO

20) Indiana Pacers:

21) Atlanta Hawks:

22) Charlotte Hornets:

23) Detroit Pistons (from Utah):

24) Philadelphia 76ers:

25) Los Angeles Clippers:

26) Philadelphia 76ers:

27) Toronto Raptors:

28)  Memphis Grizzlies (from Utah Jazz) :

29) San Antonio Spurs:

30) Golden State Warriors: