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Locked On Suns Wednesday: Talking Doncic/Ayton, the 31st pick, and late draft board risers with the Sporting News’ Chris Stone

Chris gives his thoughts on why he has Ayton at No. 5, his latest impressions on Zhaire Smith and Wendell Carter, as well as the cluster of guards available to the Suns at 31.

On today’s episode, Chris Stone of The Sporting News joins to discuss all things 2018 NBA Draft as we near next Tuesday’s lottery.

We begin with a breakdown of Chris’ big board, including Deandre Ayton falling to No. 5 behind Marvin Bagley III, what he sees in Trae Young and Luka Doncic and the value of play-makers in the modern NBA, and who he believes are the Suns’ best options at the top of the second round.

Then, we make a pit stop talking about Zhaire Smith, whom we all agree is curious and terrifying and magnificent, all at once.

We finish by discussing what Chris would do in Ryan McDonough’s shoes at the draft next month, as well as a discussion of his overall philosophy when judging prospects.

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