NBA Draft 7-29-2021: Suns select?

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It sounds like most of the above players will go undrafted and are possible free agent signings except Neemias Queta.
 

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It sounds like most of the above players will go undrafted and are possible free agent signings except Neemias Queta.

And the problem with Queta is that like Jalen Smith, he is a long term project. The Suns need size, but they need big men who can contribute right now. Other needs include a point guard of the future and a shooting guard or small forward who can create shots for himself and others.
 

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And the problem with Queta is that like Jalen Smith, he is a long term project. The Suns need size, but they need big men who can contribute right now. Other needs include a point guard of the future and a shooting guard or small forward who can create shots for himself and others.

James Jones is not going to give us any hints except for perhaps some players that go undrafted.
 

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It sounds like most of the above players will go undrafted and are possible free agent signings except Neemias Queta.
Watched him a few times this year against boise. He’s strong but extremely raw. He has a lot of potential though, he’s a beast
 

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Watched him a few times this year against boise. He’s strong but extremely raw. He has a lot of potential though, he’s a beast

The Suns need size but I wonder if they have the patience to develop another big man after drafting Jalen Smith.

The Suns may choose to go for an NBA point or combo guard more ready to play.
 

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The Suns need size but I wonder if they have the patience to develop another big man after drafting Jalen Smith.

The Suns may choose to go for an NBA point or combo guard more ready to play.
I’d say he’s closer to contributing. He’s got 30 pounds on jalen
 

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The Tankathon Mock Draft was updated only 7 hours ago. They have the Suns drafting Joel Ayayi at #29 which would be a solid pick.

They still have Miles McBride available at #43.

Day'Ron Sharpe is projected to go at #25.

Neemias Queta is at #41.

 

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Having done minimal research into late round prospects, generally just seeing the PG's and C's mocks have landing late 1st and early 2nd, I really want McBride but would be happy with Sharpe. Since the draft is so close I doubt ill dig much deeper but I really hope we're targeting those 2 and we have the chance to select one of them.
 

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I will say right now my preference from the draft is another big. But I'm also pragmatic and realistic. At #29, we will be extremely hard pressed to find a big that will contribute within even the next two years, let alone right away.

That's why I think we're going to go guard, point or combo, it doesn't matter. That position will be what we go for.
 

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I will say right now my preference from the draft is another big. But I'm also pragmatic and realistic. At #29, we will be extremely hard pressed to find a big that will contribute within even the next two years, let alone right away.

That's why I think we're going to go guard, point or combo, it doesn't matter. That position will be what we go for.
I kind of agree. To my memory late bigs don’t seem to hit as much as late guards and wings (euros excepted). Would love to land a Mann (clippers) type guy.
 

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It likely won't matter who we draft at #29. Rumor has it Pelicans are trying to clear cap space and is willing to trade #10. Have no clue how the Suns could do it but maybe make a call?
 
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