After being selected with the No. 32 pick in the draft, former Miami (FL) wing Davon Reed is finally ready to make his debut in a Suns uniform around the beginning of the new year.
At practice on Tuesday, interim head coach Jay Triano told the local media that Reed could begin up with Phoenix’s G-League affiliate in Prescott Valley.
Davon Reed could start playing forNAZ Suns later this week, Triano said— scott bordow (@sbordow) December 26, 2017
Reed is the prototypical 3-and-D prospect, possessing a 7’ wingspan on top of a built-out 6’5 frame.
While playing all four years for Miami head coach Jim Larranaga and the Hurricanes, Reed held opposing shooters to a mere 33-percent clip when matched up one-on-one, which ranked near the top of the 2017 draft class. He also shot the three-ball well, averaging 37% from deep his senior season.
While in Las Vegas for Summer League, Reed was a big-time standout and took on the leadership role on the Summer Suns’ roster. In 6 appearances (allotted 27 mpg), Reed averaged 14 points, 4 rebounds, and a steal per game.
Upon his return, expect Reed to fill in at times at shooting guard and small forward, possibly even spot point guard with him showing the capabilities at Miami and in Phoenix’s pre-draft workouts. And once he’s fully healthy, Reed could see 20-plus minutes per game if general manager Ryan McDonough finds good value for Troy Daniels around February’s trade deadline.
With the emergence of Daniels over the past three weeks without Devin Booker, who sat out with his left adductor injury, allowing Reed some time to adjust with the NAZ Suns seems like a logical choice for the time being.