Phoenix Suns will likely keep No. 1 overall pick in 2018 Draft
The Phoneix Suns have a lot of different options in regards to what they can do with the number one overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, but it appears they’ve already decided.
Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough said that it’s an overwhelming likelihood that the Suns will end up keeping the first pick instead of trading it, per Scott Bordow of AZ Central.
Ryan McDonough says overwhelming likelihood Suns keep No. 1 pick
— scott bordow (@sbordow) May 25, 2018
If that is the case, the biggest question now becomes who will they end up picking, and if their pick will turn out to be the right one. As of right now, the pick is reportedly down to two guys in Arizona’s DeAndre Ayton or Real Madrid’s Luka Doncic.
Doncic, who played for Slovenia in the 2017 Eurobasket tournament, was coached by Igor Kokoškov, who just so happens to be the Suns new head coach. While he was mainly focused on the Euroleague tournament these past couple of weeks, Doncic has reportedly not committed to making the jump to the NBA next season.
“Well, I still have to win a Spanish SuperCopa in Spain. I haven’t won it yet,” Doncic said, according to EuroHoops. “I won everything but you can still win more, more times. Getting the titles again is something that would only happen in Real Madrid, so everything is still open.”
The Suns desperately need a franchise-changing big man, which makes the signs point to Ayton even more, but like every prospect, there are always weaknesses, and for Ayton, they have been on the defensive side of the floor. Either way, the Suns have the ultimate choice in what direction they want to take the franchise.