Jamal Murray is shooting up draft boards, and he knows it.
Following a workout with the Boston Celtics, Murray was very honest with his evaluation of the 2016 draft class. He's the best.
"That's not a knock on anybody, I'm just looking back on the work I've put in, how far I've come, how quickly I learn, how quickly I adapt to my surroundings and how easy I fit into a team. I believe I'm the best player in the draft, but every team needs what they need."
Love Jamal Murray’s confidence in Boston: I’m the best player in the draft; can score on anybody https://t.co/STjAeVQDDd— Chris O'Leary (@olearychris) June 9, 2016
Of course that level of confidence only comes from eating wings competitively as a youth.
"As a child, I was competitive in whatever it was -- first one to eat your wings, first one to run to the door. In everything we were competitive."
Murray's coach with the Kentucky Wildcats, John Calipari, is in agreement with his draft assessment.
John Calipari Believes Sixers Should Draft Jamal Murray First Overall https://t.co/kmIUky0kGR— Liberty Ballers (@Liberty_Ballers) June 8, 2016
The Sixers hold the draft's top pick, and for what it's worth, they have high praise for Murray.
Does Philadelphia want to make a deal to obtain the #4 pick from Phoenix? https://t.co/V1quOktd8H pic.twitter.com/R4CzZtiSoE— Keith Scheessele (@BSUKeith) June 3, 2016
Yeah, I linked to my own tweet.
Murray has said he's working out for just four teams, and your Suns are in that group. With his Boston visit complete, Phoenix, Minnesota, and New Orleans will follow. If Murray is still around at the number four pick, what will the Suns do?