The Phoenix Suns held their SECOND official group workout at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Tuesday, May 30.
The Suns hold the 4th, 32nd and 54th picks in the upcoming draft, and will likely spend most of the group workouts evaluating talent for the two second-round picks as well players who could signed to the new 16th and 17th roster spots designated for “two way” contracts with the D-Leage affiliate.
Check out DraftExpress.com for details on all the prospects.
Players who visited the Suns on Tuesday include guys who would win a “length” contest over just about any current wing on the roster. The Suns have little in the way of long arms on the perimeter, so guys like Iwundu (today) and Motley (yesterday) would be nice additions with the second round pick.
The Suns are also bringing in centers, considering both Alex Len and Alan Williams are restricted free agents and Tyson Chandler is approaching 100 years old.
- C - Freshman - Texas
- 6-11” tall, 7-5 1/4” wingspan, 224 lbs.
- Projected: Mid-First Round
- Profiles as a rim-runner and rim-protector
Maybe the Suns will get more mid-first round guys than we thought? Allen doesn’t look like any threat to go 4th overall or drop to 32nd, but he’s visiting anyway. Suns GM McDonough said in years past it’s tough to convince agents to bring their players in “just in case” of a trade, because there’s only so many stops they can make over 3-4 weeks of workouts. It’s just a matter of staying fresh for the teams that likely WILL draft you. But hey, let’s not look a gift horse in the mouth.
Notes from DX:
Allen flashed outstanding potential all season as a rim-runner and pick and roll finisher. His long strides, solid agility and excellent hands allow him to cover ground and present himself to his guards for easy looks. He converted 68% of his attempts around the basket this season, some of them in highly creative fashion, in part due to the elite extension he gets around the rim due to his length, giving him more angles to work with than most players his size. - Source: http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Jarrett-Allen-83262/ ©DraftExpress
- SG - Senior (almost 23 years old) - Kansas State
- 6-7” tall, 7-1” wingspan, 193 lbs.
- Projected: Mid-Second Round
- Profiles as a do-it-all wing player not great at any one thing
Notes from DX:
He moves fluidly in space, has a quick first step, gets off the floor well, and has the ability to finish above the rim. He has the upper body strength to finish through contact, but his lower body is a bit on the thin side, somewhat limiting his verticality in traffic. It's possible that as his lower body strength improves, he could improve his just-decent explosiveness to form a terrific package of overall physical tools. - Source: http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Wesley-Iwundu-72634/©DraftExpress
What stands out about Iwundu offensively is his playmaking ability from the wing position. - Source: http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Wesley-Iwundu-72634/©DraftExpress
Voted to the 2016 Big 12 All-Defensive Team, a significant part of Iwundu's potential rests on his versatility on this end of the floor. With his size, length, and mobility, Iwundu has the tools to defend guards and wings, and can occasionally switch on to some small-ball power forwards, even if struggles with bigger and stronger players. - Source: http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Wesley-Iwundu-72634/ ©DraftExpress
- PF/C - Senior - Vanderbilt
- 7-0” tall, 240 lbs.
- Projected: Late second round, free agent
- Profiles as a stretch-five in the NBA.
Notes from DX:
his size, solid feel for the game, theoretical floor-spacing potential and decent instincts defensively (despite his extreme lack of quickness) give hope he can turn into the type of stretch-5 many NBA teams covet. - Source: http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Luke-Kornet-78500/ ©DraftExpress
Here’s the whole workout list. Allen is working out by himself, outside the three-on-three group.