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This is who ESPN has the Suns taking provided the Suns pick at #10.


Most likely pick: Killian Hayes | G

The Suns have exceeded expectations in a season highlighted by the improvement of cornerstones Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton, and strong contributions from several role players.

While Ricky Rubio has proved to be a strong complement to Booker, he's about to turn 30. The Suns might look at 6-5 pick-and-roll guard Killian Hayes. A versatile guard like Haliburton, who can play on or off the ball thanks to his size, strong perimeter shooting and basketball instincts, would also be a great fit. -- Givony



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It's hard to see Killian Hayes being there at #10. I'd be thrilled if he were. A tall combo guard would look good next to Booker.
 
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I'm not crazy about him, but I could be talked into him. He is one of the few point guards who is not on my "Don't Draft" list...
 

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I'm not crazy about him, but I could be talked into him. He is one of the few point guards who is not on my "Don't Draft" list...
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.
 

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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.

Let's hope it is not a hard-line rule for Jones, because if it is, we are looking at a major reach for someone like Tyler Bey, Paul Reed, Cassius Winston, Lamar Stevens, Payton Pritchard, Nick Richards or Markus Howard at 10.
 

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Let's hope it is not a hard-line rule for Jones, because if it is, we are looking at a major reach for someone like Tyler Bey, Paul Reed, Cassius Winston, Lamar Stevens, Payton Pritchard, Nick Richards or Markus Howard at 10.
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)
 

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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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