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Old 06-16-2009, 10:58 PM   #1
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Default ISH Mock Draft - #14 Overall -Phoenix Suns

#1-Blake Griffin
#2-Ricky Rubio
#3-James Harden
#4-Brandon Jennings
#5-Hasheem Thabeet
#6-Tyreke Evans
#7-Johnny Flynn
#8-Stephen Curry
#9-Demar DeRozan
#10-Jordan Hill
#11-Earl Clark
#12-Gerald Henderson
#13-Jrue Holiday


With Phoenix aging on the wing I'm taking James Johnson. This could possibly be Grant Hill's last year in the league. Matt Barnes is not a starter in the league and neither are Jared Dudley and Alando Tucker. They'll eventually need a replacement for Steve Nash but do they take a guy like Teague, Maynor, or Lawson here? I'll go for the wing and take Johnson.

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James Johnson-4
Ty Lawson-2
Eric Maynor-2
Chase Budinger-2
Jeff Teague-1

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Old 06-16-2009, 11:45 PM   #2
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Default Re: ISH Mock Draft - #14 Overall -Phoenix Suns

I dont like what I see for the Suns here. The only guy who interests me right now is DeJuan Blair...

I dont even know where the Suns seem to be going this offseason, and I have a bad feeling about what Kerr will do(or lack there of).

I dont like Johnson but not only because I think he will not do well in the NBA, but also because Im not sure if he is a 3 or 4 right now, and I feel Daye will be terrible too.

I guess I will go with James Johnson, but only because there is nobody I like here unless the Suns were to trade down(which we cant do in this), and I can cross my fingers that he turns out well in the NBA and is a superstar for the Suns...
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:57 PM   #3
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Default Re: ISH Mock Draft - #14 Overall -Phoenix Suns

I think they go to work to build insurance for the wings for now and the future.
They could get a PG too, but most of the better PG prospects are gone by now too, and I don't think they should spend a pick on one at this pick.

I like James Johnson, but, feel free to correct me on this, but he's not best shooter?
Assuming they keep Shaq and Amare, I think Chase Budinger is the way to go with this pick.
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:01 AM   #4
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I like James Johnson, but, feel free to correct me on this, but he's not best shooter?
you would be correct
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:26 AM   #5
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Default Re: ISH Mock Draft - #14 Overall -Phoenix Suns

I guess james johnson. I think they would want a pg here. But since all the top guys are gone they will go with the best wing player available.
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:44 AM   #6
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Default Re: ISH Mock Draft - #14 Overall -Phoenix Suns

Just to mix it up, Ty Lawson
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:12 AM   #7
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Eric Maynor..I expect them to trade Nash.
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:34 AM   #8
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I honestly have no idea what I would do if I were the Suns, but here is a dream scenario... I would probably start by calling Amare into my office and asking him what he wants to do b/c he's the future. Then I would tell him, "look we are going to suck next year but you'll put up 30-12 if you want to and I am going to clear a bunch of cap space to sign a big name for you to play with. All I need you to do is call some of your boys from Team USA and start telling them how awesome Pheonix is."

Then I'd probably try to trade JRich for a pick; maybe to Minnesota for the 18th and maybe even the 28th if they would throw it in (doubtful). That would leave the Suns with $10-15 mil in guarenteed salaries in 2010/2011 assuming Amare opts out. Will there ever be a better offseason to have that much cap space?! Re-sign Amare, bring in LBJ or D-Wade, etc etc... They'd also get another lotto pick next year b/c they can't make the playoffs in the west with the current squad; especially w/out Hill or JRich.

But for the 14th pick, I'd take Ty Lawson to run the warp speed offense, b/c he has the most experience with that kind of game of any PG in the draft.

Seriously, 2010/2011 roster:
Lawson
Barbosa
LBJ
Amare
Lopez

Plus add this years 18th (Terrance Williams, James Johnson, Sam Young, Austin Daye, or BJ Mullens), a lotto pick next year, and more free agent fillers? Yes sir!

Someone get me Steve Kerr's #!
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:37 AM   #9
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JJ has 3, and Ty Lawson has 2.

Lets get a few more votes before moving onto #15.

Posterize, Im going to school in about 25 minutes, so its fine if you post the #15 thread before I get back(3:20 pacific)
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JJ has 3, and Ty Lawson has 2.

Lets get a few more votes before moving onto #15.

Posterize, Im going to school in about 25 minutes, so its fine if you post the #15 thread before I get back(3:20 pacific)


How about first to 6 votes wins? 5 if it gets to be late?
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How about first to 6 votes wins? 5 if it gets to be late?
Sounds good.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:05 PM   #12
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James Johnson, he's better than you realize. I would compare him to a sane, but less athletic Ron Artest. Needs to slim down though.
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Needs to slim down though.
Unless you mean lose some of his muscle mass I don't know what you mean He's not fat at all, solid muscle. Takes his weight lifting very serious unless you feel he needs to lay off of it a bit.
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:04 PM   #14
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Eric Maynor. They need a point, don't think Nash will be back and Dragic was anything but impressive
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:16 PM   #15
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Budinger, fits ideally with their system.
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