June 24, 2024

2024 NBA Draft: Prospects for the Phoenix Suns

Which players could be good fits for the Suns in the 2024 NBA Draft? The excitement around the Phoenix Suns’ first-round pick at No. 22 has been reignited, especially with the potential of the selected player seeing time at Tempe’s Mullett Arena. This is an opportune moment to highlight three players I like, as well as three players that James Jones, the Suns’ president of basketball operations and general manager, might favor based on his past selection criteria.

Projected 1st-round pick Bobi Klintman plans to enter NBA draft - ESPN

Damon’s Favorites:

  1. Bobi Klintman (Cairns Taipans)
    • Height/Weight: 6’8.75″ (without shoes), 212 lbs
    • Wingspan: 6’11”
    • Profile: Klintman has a solid shooting foundation (37.8% on open catch-and-shoot 3s) and moves well on both ends of the court. With continued physical development, he could defend multiple positions.
  2. Baylor Scheierman (Creighton)
    • Height/Weight: 6’6.25″ (without shoes), 202 lbs
    • Wingspan: 6’8.25″
    • Profile: A standout at the NBA Draft Combine, Scheierman offers offensive versatility with his deep shooting range. His ability to connect plays makes him valuable, mitigating any offensive downsides.
  3. Tyon Grant-Foster (Grand Canyon)
    • Height/Weight: 6’5.75″ (without shoes), 215 lbs
    • Wingspan: 6’11.75″
    • Profile: Potentially a draft steal, Grant-Foster can immediately contribute defensively and has a promising catch-and-shoot game (37.7%). He has the potential to develop into a significant player with time.

James Jones’ Possible Favorites:

  1. Tristan da Silva (Colorado)
    • Height/Weight: 6’8.25″ (without shoes), 217 lbs
    • Wingspan: 6’10.25″
    • Profile: An excellent off-ball shooter (41.4% on nearly five 3-point attempts per game), da Silva’s playmaking ability at his size makes him a versatile offensive asset.
  2. DaRon Holmes II (Dayton)
    • Height/Weight: 6’8.75″ (without shoes), 236 lbs
    • Wingspan: 7’1″
    • Profile: A standout defensive anchor at Dayton, Holmes is also an efficient shooter (38.6% on 2.5 3-point attempts per game), providing flexibility in the Suns’ rotations.
  3. Quentin Post (Boston College)
    • Height/Weight: 7′ (without shoes), 244 lbs
    • Wingspan: 7’2.5″
    • Profile: A potential replacement for players like Brook Lopez or Al Horford, Post has developed into a reliable shooter (42.9% on 3.1 3-point attempts per game) and playmaker, showcasing his skills at the NBA Draft Combine.

The NBA Draft is set for June 26 and 27 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Stay tuned as we continue to explore the potential options for the Suns in this draft.

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