Assuming the Phoenix Suns keep the 32nd overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, here are five potential prospects they should consider.
After missing out on a top-two pick and falling all the way to No. 6 in the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery, the Phoenix Suns could hardly use another rookie for next season, let alone two.
Trading their first round selection for an established, starting-caliber point guard has long been their best avenue, but with options drying up on the trade market, they could very well use that pick on another rookie point guard like Darius Garland or Coby White. Other possibilities could include playmaking wing Jarrett Culver, 3-and-D wing De’Andre Hunter or big man Brandon Clarke.
The question is, what should the Suns do with their second round pick in the draft at No. 32? If they keep No. 6, trading their later pick wouldn’t be the end of the world, but in a draft where post-lottery prospects are spread so evenly, Phoenix could also walk away with a future contributor early in the second round.
This is the perfect draft to trade out of, but the No. 6 pick holds far more value than No. 32. Assuming the Suns keep their second round selection, here are five prospects that would make the most sense and could conceivably help build the bench for the long haul.
Honorable Mentions: Darius Bazley, Mfiondu Kabengele, Daniel Gafford, Cameron Johnson, Terence Davis, Jontay Porter, Ty Jerome, Matisse Thybulle