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Those names are only if you take it to the extreme. There are a handful of solid names that have multiple years of college experience and will be over 21 during next season:
Obi Toppin
Tyrese Haliburton
Aaron Nesmith
Seddiq Bey
Jalen Smith
Devin Vassell (under 21 but will be 20 before season starts)

Well, James Jones took it to the extreme last year...

That being said, your list is full of "Do Draft" players on my list, with the exception of Saddiq Bey who is not on the "Do Draft" or "Don't Draft" list for me (which means I could be talked into him).
 

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I like him a lot at #10, but like him much less if we move into the top 4. Definitely a high ceiling low floor player. Curious to see if Jones’ draft strategy of taking an experienced player with a defined role (not really Hayes) was a one year philosophy or a general belief.

I wouldn't give Jones that much credit for the pick last year. Sure, he's the GM but Jeff Bower, VP of Basketball Operations, had a long history with Cam Johnson and his family prior to last year's draft and if that pick should be assigned to any one guy then it's him. I do think Jones wants experienced players that can play right out of the gate though, like Jerome was supposed to be able to do. We don't have as many holes as last offseason so I could see the Suns changing it up some.
 

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Take BPA

if this kid is there it has to be him

Would be very interesting if at least two of Hayes, Haliburton, Okongwu and Vassell were there. In what order do you take them? For me, it's:

Okongwu
Hayes
Haliburton
Vassell

But I can see arguments for any order, really.

The only ones I know for sure don't get to 10 are Edwards, Ball, Wiseman, Avdija and Toppin.
 

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Wasserman’s latest mock has Hayes falling to us:

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Wasserman’s latest mock has Hayes falling to us:

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In this mock, Hayes is a no-brainer at 10, with Okongwu, Haliburton and Vassell off the board.
 

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In this mock, Hayes is a no-brainer at 10, with Okongwu, Haliburton and Vassell off the board.

Hayes’ style/skills has NBA written all over it. With the international kids it’s a coin flip but the Suns would be a perfect spot for him (as well as any PG prospect).
 

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Hayes’ style/skills has NBA written all over it. With the international kids it’s a coin flip but the Suns would be a perfect spot for him (as well as any PG prospect).

If Toppin and Okongwu are already selected, Hayes is likely #1 on my realistic possibility draft board, followed by Haliburton, Smith/Achiuwa (coin toss between them), Vassell and Nesmith.
 

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If Toppin and Okongwu are already selected, Hayes is likely #1 on my realistic possibility draft board, followed by Haliburton, Smith/Achiuwa (coin toss between them), Vassell and Nesmith.
What's the problem with Williams? He could be dominant on the boards and switching down low. And he hasthe body to get get bigger.
 

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What's the problem with Williams? He could be dominant on the boards and switching down low. And he hasthe body to get get bigger.

I would be fine with Williams (and Smith and Achiuwa and Bey and a number of others). I just think Hayes would provide better value.
 

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