The Suns are meeting with NBA prospects thread. 2022

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Lots of people have Nembhard on their sleeper list he's not a freaky athlete so he doesn't project to get drafted high, if at all, but he's a good solid player who seems to get better every year. Has good size for a PG.
 

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How ironic would it be for the Pacers to unite Ayton with Haliburton.

Myles Turner would work in a sign and trade. He is on a $18 million expiring contract.
 

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Adding on to what @Russ Smith said about Andrew Nembhard.

 

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The Suns aren't that young, considering that their point guard is--what, 38?--but do they want to get younger?

Well, I admit that if I wanted to trade DeAndre Ayton, I'd probably want some draft picks, specifically to draft at least one big man to replace Ayton. Beyond that issue, probably not.
 

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All the Suns' draft busts made me realize that in any year, I know nothing about the available players and should stop pretending I do. The teams themselves know very little; various people admit often enough that it's a "crapshoot." If the Suns even had a pick, I would want to let the team do their work of studying and drafting, and would simply hope they don't pick an Earl Clark or a Kendall Marshall. Or a Tyler Ulis. Or, um, a Malcolm Mackey. Or...a player like Stephen Jackson in the late 90s, who fails to make it with them (they cut him before the season even started) but then becomes a valuable player for other teams. See what I mean?
 

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All the Suns' draft busts made me realize that in any year, I know nothing about the available players and should stop pretending I do. The teams themselves know very little; various people admit often enough that it's a "crapshoot." If the Suns even had a pick, I would want to let the team do their work of studying and drafting, and would simply hope they don't pick an Earl Clark or a Kendall Marshall. Or a Tyler Ulis. Or, um, a Malcolm Mackey. Or...a player like Stephen Jackson in the late 90s, who fails to make it with them (they cut him before the season even started) but then becomes a valuable player for other teams. See what I mean?
I am too lazy to back and search but there was this awesome discussion we had about this last year or maybe it was a couple years ago. Found this article that broke down all the previous drafts. It showed how successful NBA draft picks careers were relative to their draft position and how long players stayed in the league. I think the conclusion (If I remember) was outside the top 3 picks, it was a complete crapshoot which is why picks after that are so overrated. There was even a drop off after the first two. That's not to say you can't get luck or have success or that guys drafted below that can't be a journeyman type player. The Suns have done OK later in the draft so we know it's possible.
 

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I am too lazy to back and search but there was this awesome discussion we had about this last year or maybe it was a couple years ago. Found this article that broke down all the previous drafts. It showed how successful NBA draft picks careers were relative to their draft position and how long players stayed in the league. I think the conclusion (If I remember) was outside the top 3 picks, it was a complete crapshoot which is why picks after that are so overrated. There was even a drop off after the first two. That's not to say you can't get luck or have success or that guys drafted below that can't be a journeyman type player. The Suns have done OK later in the draft so we know it's possible.

Well, yeah, there's always my favorite Suns player Jeff Hornacek with which to counter what I said.
 
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You bet your sweet ass they would.
I'm not an expert by any means but that seems mighty generous of them to offer the 6th pick in a draft that's 3or4 players deep at best.

Larry Bird sucks How bout that.
 
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Draft? How bout F the draft, unless we get a top 3 pick and even then I'm not convinced our mindtrust would do the right thing.
I really, REALLY can't do any more projects. I don't give a flying fruitbat whos going 25th in this draft screw that guy.
Take your 6th and 9th picks and shove em! Come strong or **** we have a window to work with here.

Get me Embid, Durant and Haliburton while keeping DA, Mikal and Book.
That's all I ask.
It's not Rocket surgery.
 

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You bet your sweet ass they would.
I'm not an expert by any means but that seems mighty generous of them to offer the 6th pick in a draft that's 3or4 players deep at best.

Larry Bird sucks How bout that.
He’s been retired from the Pacers front office for years now. He’s a glorified consultant.
 

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He’s been retired from the Pacers front office for years now. He’s a glorified consultant.

I understand that but Bird is a legend in Indiana. Legend might not even be strong enough of a description. He's Basketball Jesus in Indiana having grown up and retiring in French Lick, Indiana and also playing college ball there at Indiana State University.
 

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I understand that but Bird is a legend in Indiana. Legend might not even be strong enough of a description. He's Basketball Jesus in Indiana having grown up and retiring in French Lick, Indiana and also playing college ball there at Indiana State University.
You don’t say?

<— note my location:biglaugh:
 
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