Add Brooklyn Nets sixth man Spencer Dinwiddie to the list of players the Suns will reportedly not trade for using the No. 6 pick.
John Gambadoro kicked off Wednesday’s edition of The Burns & Gambo Show relaying the latest information he’s heard, and it’s another blow to the side who wants to make an aggressive push for a win-now option. Dinwiddie would have checked off plenty of attributes for the Suns in the backcourt alongside Devin Booker, but the price reportedly seems too rich from their point of view.
Moments later, Gambadoro also relayed that the Suns seem to be locking in already for a favorite at No. 6. With the reported disinterest on the Suns’ part in trading the pick for older veterans or unproven starters, it seemed to be heading in this direction for a few weeks now. The only players who we know held private workouts with the Suns are Jarrett Culver and Brandon Clarke, but those are the only ones that leaked.
North Carolina point guard Coby White will likely be the Suns’ selection at No. 6, per Gambadoro. Last season, the 6’5” guard was a dynamite scorer but his playmaking traits are raw at the moment. White, who ranks No. 9 on my big board, will need a few years of proper development before becoming a starter at the next level.
After ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski relayed on Tuesday Phoenix was considering selecting a point guard while also signing a veteran stopgap option (Ricky Rubio, Patrick Beverley, etc.), this definitely seems to be the plan with the most legs just over a week from draft night.
Stay tuned to Bright Side Of The Sun as we’ll continue to stay glued to the rumor mills all the way until the Suns are on the clock at No. 6.