RUMOR: Suns are very high on Jarrett Culver
The Phoenix Suns may have finished with the worst record in the Western Conference, but that didn’t manifest into any luck in the NBA Draft Lottery, as they ended up landing the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Still, while the Suns can kiss their Zion Williamson dreams goodbye, they can still land a potential impact player that high up, and one player they are interested in is Texas Tech forward Jarrett Culver.
According to Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated, the Suns are “extremely high” on Culver, even though the chances of Culver being available at No. 6 seem relatively slim.
As a matter of fact, the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are picking fifth overall, have also expressed serious interest in Culver and have already held a private pre-draft workout with him as well as having had dinner with the 20-year-old.
Culver is coming off of a sophomore campaign in which he played 38 games and averaged 18.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.5 steals over 32.5 minutes per game while shooting 46.1 percent from the floor, 30.4 percent from three-point range and 70.7 percent from the free-throw line en route to winning Big 12 Player of the Year honors and leading the Red Raiders all the way to the National Championship Game, where they ultimately fell to Virginia.
The Suns won just 19 games this past season and have not made the playoffs since 2010.
Phoenix has finished with under 30 wins four years in a row, and since last making the postseason, the Suns have logged just one winning campaign, notching 48 victories in 2013-14.