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NBA Mock Draft: Phoenix Suns Select DeAndre Ayton From Arizona

SB Nation’s NBA Network conducted a mock draft with bloggers from each team site making their team’s pick. With the first pick, the Suns select DeAndre Ayton.

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NBA Mock Draft Pick #1 — DeAndre Ayton, Center, Arizona

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

The Phoenix Suns are proud to take Deandre Ayton with the #1 overall pick. Ayton is one of the biggest, most athletic players to come into the league at any time in its history, and we believe he will be able to make a difference on both ends of the floor in short order. Ayton’s personality and sheer size will make him an instant local celebrity and, along with Devin Booker and Josh Jackson, can help get the Suns back on the national stage.

The Suns considered several trade-down offers but ultimately decided that Ayton is a generational talent that cannot be passed up.

  1. Suns DEANDRE AYTON
  2. Kings LUKA DONCIC
  3. Hawks JAREN JACKSON
  4. Grizzlies MARVIN BAGLEY III
  5. Mavs WENDELL CARTER JR.
  6. Magic MO BAMBA
  7. Bulls MICHAEL PORTER JR.
  8. Cavaliers TRAE YOUNG
  9. Knicks MIKAL BRIDGES
  10. Sixers ZHAIRE SMITH
  11. Mavs MILES BRIDGES
  12. Clippers SHAI GILGEOUS-ALEXANDER
  13. Magic ELIE OKOBO
  14. Nuggets KEVIN KNOX
  15. Wizards ROBERT WILLIAMS
  16. Suns COLLIN SEXTON
  17. Bucks LONNIE WALKER
  18. Spurs TROY BROWN
  19. Hawks DE’ANTHONY MELTON
  20. Wolves KEVIN HUERTER
  21. Jazz CHANDLER HUTCHISON
  22. Bulls JOSH OKOGIE
  23. Pacers KEITA BATES-DIOP
  24. Nets GRAYSON ALLEN
  25. Lakers AARON HOLIDAY
  26. Sixers JACOB EVANS
  27. Celtics JEROME ROBINSON
  28. Warriors KHYRI THOMAS
  29. Blazers DONTE DIVINCENZO
  30. Hawks MELVIN FRAZIER