Jayson Tatum broke the news himself on his Instagram story, but he’s currently in town meeting with Suns personnel.
Like Jonathan Isaac on Monday, Tatum is visiting Phoenix after working out for them previously. Isaac worked out for them on June 8 in Las Vegas, while Tatum had his individual session in Los Angeles two days later.
Outside of the chance Lonzo Ball possibly falls to No. 4, Tatum and Isaac will likely be the choice between Ryan McDonough, Pat Connelly, and the rest of the Suns’ front office. However, McDonough also snuck in a surprise on Wednesday, too.
According to John Gambadoro of the Burns and Gambo show on 98.7 FM, Jackson worked out with the Suns in Sacramento where he also allowed the Lakers to get a glimpse prior.
This is certainly interesting because Jackson’s stock as of late has seen him balloon above Phoenix’s range. At this point, I’d be surprised if Los Angeles even passed on Jackson, but surely Philadelphia would snatch him up if Ball went ahead of him. If there was a best fit available for Jackson, though, it would be the Suns. With the Lakers, Jackson would slide over to shooting guard to compensate for Brandon Ingram, while in Philadelphia he would have to play third fiddle to Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. Pairing Jackson alongside Devin Booker on the wing would translate on both ends compared to Tatum and Isaac.
I would imagine the Suns’ draft board for the fourth spot would look something like this at the moment: Fultz, Ball, Jackson, Isaac, Tatum. That’s just a stab at it, but for a roster starved of wings, any of the trio would help take a step in the right direction of a current eight-year rebuild.
With how active all teams are a week out from when they will be on the clock, expect a ton of movement on workouts and meetings right up until June 22.
On my big board, Jackson, Isaac, and Tatum rank three, four, and eight respectively. If you want to learn more on each, check out my synopsis on the wing prospects over there.
What do you think, Suns fans? Should Phoenix take Isaac or Tatum, maybe even trade up for Jackson? Let us know below and stay tuned.