Suns looking to boost offense in 2012 DraftPosted by Inside Hoops
The Suns might need the franchise’s next point guard soon. They also are putting a priority on finding a wing scorer who can create his own shot.
Those are needs, but the Suns’ most glaring need after missing consecutive postseasons for the first time in 24 years is talent. Saturday’s draft workout at US Airways Center made it clear that a talent influx also could come in the form of another big man, despite drafting power forward Markieff Morris last year, returning Channing Frye and Marcin Gortat and planning to retain restricted free agent Robin Lopez.
The Suns close workouts and do not announce or comment on visiting prospects, but league sources revealed that on Saturday they hosted an impressive group of big men who are all first-round candidates. The workout featured North Carolina’s John Henson and Tyler Zeller, Illinois’ Meyers Leonard, Baylor’s Perry Jones and Mississippi State’s Arnett Moultrie, as well as Vanderbilt small forward Jeffery Taylor.
On Tuesday, the Suns worked out two big men who also are first-round candidates. In that workout, St. Bonaventure’s Andrew Nicholson outshined Syracuse’s Fab Melo, but neither is considered in the realm of Saturday’s bunch, although Nicholson’s stock is rising.
– Reported by Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic