The Phoenix Suns hold the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft after winning the draft lottery last week. They now find themselves in a unique situation where they can draft a franchise cornerstone to pair with Devin Booker and Josh Jackson.
However, recent reports show that they may even consider a trade. With several other picks, including a No. 16 pick in the first round, they have the pieces to make a deal happen. Could they pass up on a top prospect in the draft for a current young star?
Phoenix has several options. Here are five options that come to mind for the Suns in the NBA Draft.
1. Draft Luka Doncic
When the Suns hired Igor Kokoskov as their head coach, rumors started swirling instantly about the team likely selecting European stud Luka Doncic with the top pick.
As Suns beat writer Evan Sidery notes, “Luka Doncic fits perfectly into the modern direction Phoenix has been building upon.” Doncic thrived under Kokoskov, and he would fit instantly into the team’s vision.
Doncic isn’t no slouch either. He recently became the youngest player to win MVP in the EuroLeague this season.
Being that is considered the second-best league after the NBA and that he’s been playing against grown men, Doncic shouldn’t have too much trouble adapting to the NBA as compared to his college counterparts in the draft.
Doncic paired with Booker and Jackson could spell danger for opposing teams, and it could be a Big Three that could finally propel Phoenix into title contenders in the future.
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