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Phoenix Suns select Booker's friend and former teammate Tyler Ulis with 34th pick

Another guard! Woo!

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Looks like the Suns got a backup point guard after all. Diminutive Tyler Ulis was taken by the Phoenix Suns with the 34th overall pick.

Suns guard Devin Booker roomed with Ulis at Kentucky and still is very good friends with him.

Ulis is one of my favorite prospects in the draft, and falls right in line with the stereotypical "small guy getting overlooked" narrative.

"I feel like the game is getting smaller. With the way the Warriors are playing -- spacing the floor out, relying on the three-point shot a lot," Ulis said after his pre-draft workout in Phoenix. "I feel like with the open spacing I can use my IQ and my quickness to my advantage."

The Suns are far from needing another point guard on the roster, but you could do worse than nabbing Ulis this late in the draft.

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