It’s the first, biggest night of the NBA offseason for your Phoenix Suns. And the evening’s events were nothing short of disappointing, per usual.
Suns will have the 4th pick in the 2017 #NBADraft pic.twitter.com/qhdbF4Ji8e— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) May 17, 2017
That’s right Phoenix faithful. Your Suns have been awarded the number four pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. You didn’t think they’d be permitted to pick higher than that, did you?
Of course that means we want only bad things for everybody else. Here’s complete look at how the NBA Draft Lottery shook out on Tuesday night.
4. Phoenix Suns
10. Sacramento Kings
11. Charlotte Hornets
12. Detroit Pistons
13. Denver Nuggets
14. Miami Heat
Phoenix entered the NBA Draft Lottery with a 19.9% chance of landing the top overall pick. At 25% Brooklyn had the best odds, with that pick going to Boston. Los Angeles was third at 15.6%.
The Suns have twice drafted from the number two position, never higher. In 1969 Phoenix used that pick on Neal Walk out of Florida. In 1987 they selected UNLV’s Armon Gilliam.
Phoenix has no other first round picks in 2017. In the second round they hold the #32 and #54 overall picks.
The 2017 NBA Draft will be held June 22nd at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The festivities are scheduled to begin at 7p ET.