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Report: Suns officials travel to Texas to meet with Jarrett Culver

Phoenix Suns officials traveled to Lubbock, Texas for a private workout with Texas Tech guard Jarrett Culver, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.

In two seasons with the Red Raiders, Culver averaged 14.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists. He exploded onto the draft scene with a dominant sophomore season, averaging 18.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game as Texas Tech made it all the way to the national title game before losing to Virginia.

Last season was another disappointing outing for the Suns, who finished with a 19-63 record. The team fired head coach Igor Kokoskov and replaced him with Monty Williams.

Phoenix currently holds the sixth pick in the 2019 NBA Draft after getting unlucky with the ping pong balls. Drafting Culver would put the potential two-way stud alongside offensive juggernaut Devin Booker and last year’s first overall pick, Deandre Ayton.

However, according to a rumor, the Suns are more interested in trading for a veteran guard rather than drafting at No. 6. With multiple seasons of bottom-tier performances, the Suns may prefer a developed player ready to fill in alongside their young talent.

The Suns have not won over 25 games since the 2014-15 season and have not made the playoffs since the 2009-10 season, so they’re ready to take a step forward.