27. Phoenix Suns (via Pacers): Jordan Adams, SG, UCLA
Position: Shooting Guard
Height, Weight, Wingspan: 6’5″, 220 pounds
2013-14 Season Averages: 27.22 PER, 30.1 MPG, 17.4 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 2.3 APG, 2.6 SPG, 35.6% 3PT
The Phoenix Suns have found a versatile scorer in forward Doug McDermott and an upside big man in Jusuf Nurkic. With the third of three first-round draft picks, Phoenix targets further perimeter depth by adding a scorer with defensive upside.
Jordan Adams of UCLA is that player.
Adams is a take-over scorer who has no qualms about attacking the basket or sinking shots from beyond the arc. While his defensive fundamentals aren’t polished, he’s one of the best ball-hawks in the country.
That upside is hard to find at No. 27, and it’s what makes him such an intriguing prospect. Keep in mind, Adams had pulled out of the draft before jumping back in.
Some team told Adams that they’re interested him as a first-rounder, and there’s good reason why.