Pick Watch 2018

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  1. ColdPickleNachos

    ColdPickleNachos Registered

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    The problem is that the value of picks will drop off a steep cliff, probably around pick 7 or 8.

    Doncic
    Ayton
    Young
    Bagley

    Porter
    Bamba

    MAYBE Sexton, Jackson, Late Riser

    If there are six top guys and you get pick 8, it will not be a very valuable asset to help you move up.
     
  2. GatorAZ

    GatorAZ Formerly known as GatorHater

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    There's a big 4. A late lotto pick isn't worth moving back. I think Miami makes the playoffs anyway.
     
  3. SirStefan32

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    I think it's too early to proclaim that there is a big four. If I remember correctly, Young was barely a lottery pick two months ago. Hell, it's looking like the big six right now. Who knows how things will change between now and then.
     
  4. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    Yeah I think it’s premature to write porter off. I know a back injury is definitely a big concern, but prognosticators REALLY loved his talent and are still considering him a top pick.

    Bamba looks like more of a project, at least offensively, but he has strong enough shades of mutumbo to make me think he’s a top pick. May go like this:

    Ayton
    Doncic
    Bagley
    Young

    Porter

    Bamba
    Sexton
     
  5. JCSunsfan

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    The Suns have lots of options to move up.

    1. 3 first round picks in this draft.
    2. Second round picks as sweeteners.
    3. Future Suns picks.
    4. Future Miami pick.
    5. Young player, this could include TJ, Jackson, Bender, Chriss, Ulis. Not all, but one of those.
     
  6. JCSunsfan

    JCSunsfan Registered User

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    As of today.

    #8. Phoenix first. Likely for this seeding to get better given the difficulty of the upcoming schedule and injuries/sickness. \

    Players available with this pick: Certainly one of Ayton, Doncic, Young, Porter, Bamba, Jackson, Bagley, Sexton. I think I would be thrilled with any one of those players.

    #19. Milwaukee first. Not conveying at this point but only 1 game out of "conveying position." I won't project players here unless its in conveying position.

    #21. Miami first. Good grief Heat! You are not supposed to be winning these games! Will convey, just where?
     
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  7. Poop Head

    Poop Head Poster formerly known as kingdad

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    I can't see the Heat pick getting worse than it is. Teams are starting to hit their stride at this point and you're starting see more separation from the good teams and bad teams. There are easily 9-10 teams that are better than the Heat and should finish with a better record. They should drop down a little but the chances of them getting higher are slim. They have Boston, Cleveland, Toronto, and Washington ahead of them in the East and those teams should stay ahead of them. As well as the Warriors, Spurs, Rockets, Wolves, and Thunder.
     
  8. Mainstreet

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    This draft could play out a lot like the 2014 draft where the Suns had three draft picks and couldn't trade down.

    https://www.basketball-reference.com/draft/NBA_2014.html
     
  9. GatorAZ

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    But we're trading those picks for Young right?
     
  10. Poop Head

    Poop Head Poster formerly known as kingdad

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    I'd be surprised if we got the Bucks and Heat picks this year. The protection this year on the Bucks pick makes some sense now in that they didn't want to end up with 3 picks, with 2 being late 1st rounders. I haven't heard or read anything about the 2019 draft being deep pr promising. If we can't trade up hopefully we can trade out with one of the later picks to get future 1sts from someone.
     
  11. ColdPickleNachos

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    We're definitely getting the Heat pick. Hopefully, it's not in the 20s.
     
  12. Mainstreet

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    The Suns might want to trade a couple of first round draft picks this summer (now or future draft picks) for a player and draft BPA with their pick. Can't stay in rebuild mode forever.

    As ColdPickleNachos pointed out, the Suns are destined to get the Heat pick.
     
  13. JCSunsfan

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    Good grief Miami! Stop winning games!
     
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  14. Poop Head

    Poop Head Poster formerly known as kingdad

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    Suns next 8 games are against teams above 500, that should help their own pick.
     
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    This draft is looking bleak all the way around. I wonder what realistic options we have to crack the top 5 to 7. What picks and how many...:lol:
     

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