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Mock Drafts @ 4/1/2014

Here are what some Mock Drafts are suggesting for Suns' 1st round pick. This was done @ 4/1/2014, 11:00 ET:

NBADraft.net (Assumes Suns are not in the playoffs)

#14: Rodney Hood, SF, Duke

#17: Adreian Payne, PF, Mich St

#28: Shabazz Napier, PG, UConn

ESPN (According to TankingforWiggins/assumes Suns not in playoffs)

#14: Dario Saric, PF, Croatia

#17: James Young, SF, Kentucky

#26: Zach Levine, PG, UCLA

DraftExpress (assumes Suns not in playoffs)

#14: Tyler Ennis, PG, Syracuse

#17: Nik Stauskas, SG, Michigan

#28: Elfrid Payton, PG, LA-Lafayette

Sean O'Donnell - Bleacher Report (assumes Suns not in playoffs)

#14: Willie Cauley-Stein, C, Kentucky

#18: Montrezl Harrell, PF, Louisville

#29: Andrew Harrision, PG, Kentucky

Kenny DeJohn -Bleacher Report (assumes Suns not in playoffs)

#14: Willie Cauley-Stein, C, Kentucky

#17: Doug McDermott, SF/PF, Creighton

#29: Shabazz Napier, PG, UConn

Gary Parrish, CBS Sports.com (assumes Suns not in playoffs)

#14: TJ Warren, SF, NC State

#18: Clint Capela, PF, Switzerland

#29: Zach Levine, PG, UCLA

Zach Harper, CBS Sports.com (assumes Suns not in playoffs)

#14: Willie Cauley-Stein, C, Kentucky

#18: Montrezl Harrell, PF, Louisville

#29: Andrew Harrision, PG, Kentucky

Matt Moore, CBS Sports.com (assumes Suns not in playoffs)

#14: Doug McDermott, SF/PF, Creighton

#18: Montrezl Harrell, PF, Louisville

#29: Nick Johnson, SG, Arizona

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Kentucky C Willie Cauley-Stein and Montrezl Harrell are getting a lot of love. The most common thread of the above is that the Suns are seen as needing defensive and rebounding help up front and scoring from the frontcourt wing. DraftExpress is something of an outlier with its selection of backcourt players for all the picks.

Zack Harper's suggestion to get both Cauley-Stein and Harrell is quite provacative. A frontcourt of those two, plus PJ Tucker, would turn the Suns into a grindhouse kind of team overnight. Both the Suns and the oppostion would have a tough time scoring.

Harrell is an interesting prospect, but he's been measured at 6'6" without shoes. Charles Barkley and Elton Brand were successful "short" PFs, but both were very good scorers in the low post. Harrell could become the next DeJuan Blair without a major commitment to developing an offensive game. (Although I realize Blair and Harrell are not the same player.)

If anyone has corrections, or can cite other current Mock Drafts, feel free to offer your comments.

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