2. Dylan Windler
Dylan Windler hardly fits the small-ball 4 mold since he’s only 6’7″ and 196 pounds, with a 6’10” wingspan, which is problematic. Phoenix already has enough wings, so drafting yet another small forward only adds to the logjam.
With that being said, Windler would undoubtedly be one of the best players available if he’s still on the board at No. 32, and his trademark skill — sweet 3-point shooting — is one the Suns still desperately need, even with all the wings on their roster.
As Belmont’s scoring leader, the 22-year-old wing averaged 21.3 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game while shooting 42.9 percent from 3-point range on 7.1 attempts per game. He’s got a nose for the ball on the glass, he’s a capable passer and he drastically improved on the defensive end over his four years with the Bruins.
If Phoenix is looking for an immediate contributor, it’s hard to do much worse than Windler in the second round. He’ll need to get bigger and stronger to hold up in the NBA, but with his ability to knock down spot-up looks, shoot off the dribble, attack closeouts, rebound and make plays in transition, he’s an extremely well-rounded prospect who’d be a great fit on any NBA roster.