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NBA Draft Lottery: Suns Brought WNBA-Themed Lucky Charms To Help Win

Arizona Wildcats center De Andre Ayton USA TODAY Sports Images
Lucia Summers | 18 May, 2018, 05:27

The Grizzlies are woefully short on depth and would like to add another player, or short of that, add another draft pick for next season. He has competition, but the Suns could use a big man and Ayton would fill that void. The Sixers will also get their own pick, No. 26, and four second-rounders.

"He's got so much potential", Jackson said.

The 76ers get the Lakers' pick if it lands at No. 1 or Nos. The GM says NY is 'in talent acquisition mode.' "We've got to get the highest level of talent that we can get on our roster and we'll figure out all of the positions once they get in there", he said on Alan Hahn's "Hahn Solo" radio show on ESPN 98.7 FM. Instead, they're all going to Duke this fall.

The bottom line is that the Mavericks, picking fifth, will have to be prepared to go with other options, most likely.

The Suns hired their former assistant Igor Kokoskov to the role which raises the possibility of the team taking Doncic after the pair worked together previously. The pick is No. 1 overall protected.

"You look at his career in the last two years, he made unbelievable improvements as a player", he said. "They are also both better used at the 4, while Ayton is likely a true center at the next level". "Pass-first player, always the ability to score and make the big shots, but he's a playmaker". It's basketball IQ. He's really unique and special at that age to understand the game well and to be a team player.

As typically happens, heading into the workout phase of the predraft period, a handful of players who'd been low on previous draft boards look poised to see their draft stock bounce up, perhaps as high as the lottery. Redick comes to mind.

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In an interview with ESPN's Cassidy Hubbarth, Ayton discussed the rise in global acclaim for Bahamian basketball in recent years with the popularity of himself and Buddy Hield. Superstar talent should be available to the Mavs if they are willing to roll the dice on this man... He was the ACC Player of the Year and has the potentional to become a rebounding machine at the rate he is going.

Down 2-0 in the Eastern Conference Finals, it is fair to say the Cavs have more pressing matters to deal with than the draft lottery, but it's hard to argue Cleveland wasn't left disappointed.

With the Kings leaving the draft lottery as winners, it definitely has left the team's fanbase to go insane in the social media world.

Phoenix and Memphis played that night.

However, if the Kings' pick is the top overall selection they keep it, which would then mean Boston would wind up with Philly's first-rounder next year. They aren't cornered or in a hole, they have a lot of freedom to fill the holes they have the way they want to.

"This whole idea that he was not as involved as he should have been, I don't think anyone is going to buy that".

The stars couldn't have aligned better for the Suns on Tuesday night, as the struggling franchise won the draft lottery and earning the right to select first.

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