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Suns take George King with 59th overall pick

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Instead of taking a draft-and-stash candidate as was widely expected, the Suns took the Colorado senior.

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With names like Tryggvi Hlinason in the conversation and Arizona wing (Deandre Ayton’s teammate) Rawle Alkins on the board, the Suns instead selected Colorado wing George King with the penultimate pick in the 2018 draft.

King shot 40 percent over four years in Boulder, shooting well from distance throughout his college career despite an uneven role for the Buffaloes. He was not a contributor on defense or as a passer from a statistical perspective, but with a strong investment made by the franchise in the Northern Arizona Suns, this seems like a bet on player development.

King worked out for the Suns during the pre-draft process and will likely take a two-way contract, similar to the situation presented to Alec Peters last summer.

What do you all think about the pick? Should Phoenix have gone for more of a sure thing with No. 59?