Which is Suns best multi-player draft?

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  1. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

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    I'm sure there are a bunch of bad draft selections in Suns history but Malcolm Mackey sticks out for some reason. The 1993 draft was not a deep draft although Nick Van Exel was selected in the second round.

    https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/m/mackema01.html
     
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    Of course, they later traded Ennis to reacquire Marshall in what has to rate as the ultimate vortex of irony.
     
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    It was ironic.

    That was a trade the Suns shouldn't have made and Marshall was the least of their problems.
     
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    Ennis didn't have Marshall's attitude. IIRC Marshall thought he was much better than he was and that didn't help him at all. Neither Ennis or Marshall stood much of a chance in the NBA. Best case for both of them were to become backups but Marshall didn't have the right mindset to be that and Ennis just lacked overall skills to be that. Sadly I see Jerome following in their path, although he is a much better shooter than either of them. His shot is the only chance he has and at best he might be a Casey Jacobson type of shooter off the bench.
     
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    I thought of Jerome when we were talking about Marshall and Ennis as well.

    Unless Jerome's basketball IQ allows him to figure out a way to get his shot off, it doesn't look good.

    He doesn't have a quick release and the defender closes too quickly affecting his shot.
     
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    No votes for Chriss and Bender?? You guys disappoint me.

    It’s Ayton and Bridges.
     
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    Has a team ever had two top-10 picks in the same draft that flamed out so spectacularly?
     
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    Mackey was bad, but he was a flier at the end of the first round for a team that was stacked. Ennis was taken over Gary Harris and Clint Capela, not to mention Spencer Dinwiddie, Jerami Grant and the aforementioned Nikola Jokic, by a team in need at power forward, center and shooting, which team already had two starting caliber point guards in Bledsoe and Dragic and was about to acquire a third in Thomas.
     
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    As already said, it appears McDonough tried to get cute with the pick. He also picked the wrong GM (Masai Ujiri) to outwit.

    I don't think McDonough really wanted Tyler Ennis in that draft. It does appear the Raptors had interest in him. See link below.

    It should be noted that a lot of teams missed on Dinwiddie, Grant and Jokic as they were second round picks. The 2014 draft really showed the value of second round picks.

    To give McDonough some credit, Warren and Bogdanović were good picks.

    https://www.cbc.ca/sports/basketbal...fend-surprise-pick-in-bruno-caboclo-1.2689403
     

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