Locals chime in and share thoughts on Phoenix Suns newest member

Most of the expected lottery picks were featured walking down the stage with family members or friends alongside them, which is great for celebrating the players, except every player already gets plenty of camera time once the actual draft begins.

He averaged 20.1 points and 11.6 rebounds per game while shooting 61.6 percent from the field, and was "Karl Malone Power Forward" of the year consensus First Team All-American. After months of speculation, Deandre Ayton became the No. 1 overall pick on Thursday evening, but now that that's over, how will Ayton fit within their system.

Webster and his boss Masai Ujiri are eager to make something happen, and wanted to at least start with a draft pick, but, as Webster repeated on Thursday, it takes two to tango. The Denver Nuggets took a chance on the Missouri star with the final pick in the lottery at No. 14.

The freefall is going to cost Porter some money.

Deandre Ayton's exciting offensive game and athletic dunks provide hope for a revival in Phoenix and a glimpse of "Shaq and Kobe 2.0" for years to come. Former Michigan State big man Jaren Jackson Jr. was one of those players, as he was selected with the No. 4 overall pick by the Memphis Grizzlies. Embiid's reason for not wanting people to stack up his game next to Ayton's is that Ayton does not play one side of the game.

"I've been talking to Dallas a lot". He recently signed with Puma, which he said is the "main brand" in the Bahamas because it's more affordable than Nike or Adidas. The University of Arizona is just a couple of hours down Interstate 10. With a score-first mindset and plenty of upside, Okobo was ranked much higher on Phoenix's draft board than where they got him, per McDonough, and he could wind up being one of the best point guards in the entire draft class if he lives up to the hype.


The choice came as no surprise to analysts who called it "the worst-kept secret" this year, to the characteristically boisterous crowd at Barclays Center - or to Ayton, who said after his only workout with the Suns, "I know I'm going No. 1".

Luka Doncic won a championship on Tuesday.

As one of the few teams that will be far under the league's salary cap after they renounce the rights of a few players, the Suns will seemingly be able to add some veteran talent this summer.

The worldwide touch on this draft is already pronounced, with No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton being born in the Bahamas.

The 2018 NBA Draft, for those not following along on Twitter, is being televised on ESPN.

After the Suns selected the 19-year-old Arizona product first overall during Thursday's National Basketball Association draft, the 76ers' top selection in 2014 took to Twitter, shooting down talk the players had similar skills. Players went too high, and players went too low, as always seems to happen when the draft rolls around.


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