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  1. Chris_Sanders

    Chris_Sanders Super Moderator Contributor

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    This is getting crazy now. This simply can't all be coincidence.

    March 30th - Billy Duffy does an interview for a European television station where he mentions only 2-3 situations where Doncic would go to. Mentions Kokoskov and the Suns in basically the same sentence with Doncic. He says if he was a magician he would make it happen.

    At this time the Suns were not even known to be speaking to coaches let alone an agent basically saying that he is the Suns coach.

    April 9th. Gambo who literally said on twitter that he only works with inside information runs down Doncic on the air saying he is immature and unliked by his teammates.

    April 13th. Sarver attends Doncic's game without any other Suns scouts or GMs. He is only discovered to be there because a European reporter recognizes him.

    April 29th Sarver has a one on one interview with 2 hours with Kokoskov without the GM or other Suns representatives.

    May 2nd Kokoskov is unofficially named the Suns head coach

    May 14th Kokoskov introduced as Suns head coach officially

    May 15th the Suns with the lottery and the #1 pick.

    May 16th. Gambo says that it 100% a lock the Suns draft Ayton. Asked if it is gut or factual knowledge and he says he never works from the gut.

    May 16th. Gambo again runs down Doncic on his show inexplicably

    May 16th. Suns GM heads to the Euro Four to scout Doncic

    May 17th. Doncic announces he may stay longer in Europe
     
  2. Chris_Sanders

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    I am missing one or two things in April when I brought this up originally.

    My original premise was that the Suns were not aligned in who to pick.

    Never occurred to me that the Suns might try to do both with the help of an agent.
     
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    So Doncic puts it out there that he may stay in Europe...Suns take AYTON then start Doncic 16...
     
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    If Doncic says he will stay for two years in Europe, how far does he fall? Leave the Suns completely out of it. Which is the team that passes on the existing talent in this draft to maybe get Doncic in two years?

    The team that is first guaranteed to take him is probably Philly, just because they can afford to.
     
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    Definitely Philly. The pick you go for is the Cavs
     
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    Didn’t Jim Jackson refuse to play for Dallas but they drafted him anyway and he didn’t report to the team for like 9 months. It’s obviously a different situation with Doncic’s Euroleague connection but someone will probably call his bluff.
     
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    Honestly... I think it would be Dallas at #5.
     
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    Superbone Phoenix native; Lifelong Suns Fan

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    But then there is Steve Francis who did get his way.
     
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    Could be similar to the David Robinson situation in that a team might be willing to wait for him.

    However, if a team wants to draft him early they have to realize they might have to trade him even after waiting a couple of years... and at less value.

    This is a real risk for a team drafting early to take. Hopefully the Suns might be able to put a killer deal to move into the top 9.
     
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    Someone will but I really doubt in a loaded draft someone just burns an early pick on him. He will get drafted no matter what he says but it won't be where he should be
     
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    There is Josh Jackson who got his way. He legit did this to Boston last year to get to us.
     
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    I am still blown away that his agent basically called Kokoskov our coach a month before it was announced. Said he wants Doncic on the team and then said "If I was a magician I would make it happen"

    Like real live Arli$$ stuff
     
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    Jayson Williams refused to play for the Suns.

    He did visit a Suns camp in street clothes. If I had his Suns basketball card I could have had him sign it. It would be a rarity today.
     
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    Players sell tickets. You lose that revenue for two years. The most important thing to remember is that there are a LOT of good players in this draft. It is not like Doncic is clearly head and shoulders above the rest of the field. There are probably at least 8 who could easily be the best player in the draft when its all done. So why draft one and wait, when you can get another player that could be better right now?
     
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    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    I just realized today that philly could’ve had porzingas instead of Okafor but he refused to workout for them. My god...
     

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