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Vladimir_Taltos
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This is going to come up at some point ..how many think we'd be in better straights if we'd drafted Halibuton? I love what in general they've done...but still feel we would have been better off with Halibuton backing Paul instead of have our 1st rounder being on the bench...sigh.

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Nice thread VT! Love the draft but right now...we have unfinished bizness


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Agreed ..pleasantly optimistic...on pins and needles over the outcome ..😏

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Vladimir_Taltos wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:34 am
This is going to come up at some point ..how many think we'd be in better straights if we'd drafted Halibuton? I love what in general they've done...but still feel we would have been better off with Halibuton backing Paul instead of have our 1st rounder being on the bench...sigh.
I don’t care if he would have been better. 20/20 hindsight is useless. We aren’t in that horrible of shape right now…

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I remember when this subject used to be a big deal this time of year for Suns fans.
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Superbone wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:32 am
I remember when this subject used to be a big deal this time of year for Suns fans.
Ya, haven’t really even thought about it…there’s 2 guys I know of that I’d be interested in, but not sure they’d even be there. Butler from Baylor and Duarte from Oregon.
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My educated "gut" feeling is that the Suns will take a look at Trey Murphy III. Seems like a total James Jones guy.

* Possibly the best shooter in the draft
* 6-9, 7-1 wing span
* Scouting report calls him a "great kid" with a "good head on his shoulders." Coachable. Comes from a winning program
* Common comp is Mikal Bridges
* Long, Athletic enough to to guard the 2/3/4 on the perimeter
* Huge growth spurt, spent HS as a primary ball handler, so his handles are above average for a 6-9 guy
* Low turnovers guy
* Could help fill a need for back up at three positions (2/3/4), reduce the load on Bridges
* Strikes me as a lot like Cam Johnson, but perhaps a bit more fleet of foot.

Downsides:

* Junior (which isn't a negative to James Jones)
* MIGHT not be there at 29. (But it's possible)
* Not much of a rebounder, shot blocker, or distributor
* Only average 11.3 ppg Junior year. Primarily a catch and shoot guy. (But he can dunk)
* Limited upside beyond being another Cam or Mikal, but that's pretty effing good. But, he's never going to be a star
* Defensive metrics say he's average at best on defense, even if the eye test says he's ok. (This is something you can work on, though)
* The bad comp is Darius Miller

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