Phoenix Suns: 2018 NBA Draft grades

The green room prospects have posed on stage for their traditional class photo and a few, including expected top-five picks Deandre Ayton and Luka Doncic, are sporting traditional navy suits.

The Phoenix Suns made the long-expected move official on Thursday night, taking the Arizona center with the top overall pick. With the Deandre Ayton being one of the most discussed subjects in the world of sports, the Call of Duty franchise was looking for the first overall National Basketball Association draft pick to help promote Black Ops 4. He was the No. 1 overall pick, taken by the Phoenix Suns. "It's just cool to come out here, meet the kids, sign things for them". He just called it and my mind went blank. "I just got up there and enjoyed the moment, and I saw the reaction on my mom's face".

Not only that, but McDonough engineered a last-minute trade for swingman Mikal Bridges of Villanova, the 10th pick. If there's a weakness, it's his defense, although he has all the tools to be a quality rim protector given time.

"Keep my name out of this lol", Embiid tweeted, followed by, "Don't compare Ayton to me either ..."

"Most definitely", he said.

With Michigan State's Jaren Jackson Jr. going fourth to Memphis, Texas center Mo Bamba going No. 6 to Orlando and Wendell Carter Jr. following to Chicago, it was an early run of big men in what's increasingly become a perimeter-based league. "Being down low and really trying to be dominant". Since then, Mitchell has proved the Nuggets that they made a heartbreaking mistake by averaging 20.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.7 assists last season.

Phoenix needs the help on both ends of the floor.

It will be guaranteed in the first two seasons with team options on the remaining two years.

Ayton won't have to get adjusted to his new zip code.

Ayton, a native of the Bahamas, and Bagley were high school teammates for one season at Hillcrest Prep in Arizona. A University of Arizona player returning home.

"I've always loved giving back, especially when you're standing in the position that I'm in", King said.

The Suns, meanwhile, reportedly told Ayton he was their pick weeks ago. Having a guard like Devin Booker, who can really score the ball, and me being a big man who can really pick-and-pop, very versatile, that's very risky", he said, "The team, in general, is a very young and hungry team. "We've got young legs". "Hearing the cheers of the kids when I walk in is just unbelievable". It can be recalled that the Nuggets selected Donovan Mitchell as the 13th overall pick of last year's draft before eventually trading him to the Utah Jazz.

Ayton's tenure with the Wildcats wasn't without controversy.

As a contrast, only four NCAA consensus first or second-team All-Americans were taken among the first 15 selections.

Bridges' mother works with the 76ers' HR.

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