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Locked On Suns Thursday: Prospect talks on secondary ball handlers and wings

On today’s episode of Locked On Suns, Evan and Brendon discuss more prospects. This time, we look more towards possible names who could be selected, if they end up keeping Miami’s first-round pick.

The best fits for Devin Booker could be a secondary ball handler with defensive acumen. We talked about all of the following names in this category: Trevon Duval, Troy Brown, Bruce Brown, Hamidou Diallo, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Shake Milton, Landry Shamet, Jevon Carter, Rawle Alkins, and De’Anthony Melton.

This led to a discussion about the red-hot Heat squad, winners of six straight. If the Heat continues to win, should the Suns deal it for a win-now piece? Also, is the 2021 Miami pick Phoenix’s “Golden Goose” asset at the moment?

Going back into some prospects, we ended it with two wings who could be possible fits in the 8-12 range: Mikal Bridges and Kevin Knox. If Phoenix continues towards a positionless movement, which sees Devin Booker as the primary ball handler, either one of these names makes sense.

Also, in the beginning, we went over the Suns’ injury news revolving around Marquese Chriss (hip flexor) and Josh Jackson (strained hip) for Friday’s tilt with Houston on ESPN.

Which prospects do you like in the mid-late first round, readers? And should general manager Ryan McDonough trade that Miami pick before it possibly gets worse next month?

Let us know in the comments section below.



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