Phoenix Suns 2013-14 Player Grades: Archie Goodwin

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Archie Goodwin

Apr 16, 2014; Sacramento, CA, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Archie Goodwin (20) dunks the ball between Sacramento Kings forward Quincy Acy (5) and Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore (16) during the second quarter at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Now that the Phoenix Suns’ season is over, it’s time to take a look back and grade how everyone did in 2013-14. We start with Archie Goodwin today, who played out his rookie season for a surprising Suns team that fell two wins shy of a playoff spot.

With the 29th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns took a chance on Goodwin, an 18-year-old freshman out of Kentucky who had averaged 14.1 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in his one season with the Wildcats. Any time you’re dealing with a late first round pick, especially in a historically weak draft class, you’re taking a bit of a gamble. But in his extremely limited minutes for the Suns this season, Goodwin rose to the occasion and reinforced the idea that this young team has an extremely bright future.

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