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NBA Mock Draft: Phoenix Suns Select Jonathan Isaac From Florida State

SB Nation's NBA Network conducted a mock draft with bloggers from each team site making their team’s picks. To continue the 2017 NBA Mock Draft, Bright Side of the Sun takes Jonathan Isaac from Florida State

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NBA Mock Draft Pick #4 — Jonathan Isaac, Small Forward, Florida State

SBNation’s Phoenix Suns’ blog Bright Side Of The Sun explains the pick:

This is a bold move, but with Jackson off the board Isaac is the best available player for the Suns. I can envision a super long and mobile Suns front line of Isaac, Bender and Chriss able to defend in space, defend the perimeter, defend at the rim, rebound and switch constantly. Guys like Isaac are needed in today's NBA.

Ridiculous Upside Analysis

This selection of Jonathan Isaac from the Phoenix Suns would put the team as the Western Conference’s version of the Milwaukee Bucks due to having a slew of young, athletic players that are incredibly lanky. Standing as a 6’11 small forward with a 7’2 wingspan, Isaac shines as a prospect that has a smooth outside jumper, maintains solid handles and can guard multiple positions on defense.

Those traits could definitely push Isaac to possibly be the best prospect in this year’s class. However, Isaac rarely showcased those skills at Florida State as he just seemed more tentative and just wanted to wait for his opportunity to shine. If he can get over that tentative nature, the Suns could actually get a steal with this pick.


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