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Phoenix Suns
(27-23, third in Pacific, eight games out)

1999   D R A F T   C H O I C E S
Round Pick Player Pos College
1 9 Shawn Marion SF UNLV

T E A M   S T R E N G T H S
  • Offense
  • Jason Kidd
  • Three-point shooting
  • W E A K N E S S E S
  • Intensity
  • Interior defense
  • Chapman/Longley slumped
  • C H A N G E S
  • Penny Hardaway in & Tom Gugliotta out?
  • Nine free agents
  • N E E D S
  • Shot blocker/defensive presence inside
  • N O T E S:
  • The Suns averaged 95.6 ppg. (third in the NBA). It was the second straight season in which Phoenix has averaged under 100 ppg after never having that happen during the franchise's first 29 seasons
  • Second in the NBA in three-point shooting (.372)...Jason Kidd made .366 percent of his "three's" - second highest in his career...Rex Chapman made .351 percent of his "three's" after make .386 last season
  • Swept out of the first round by Portland
  • Third-worst defensive three-point shooting team in league (.360)
  • Free agent signee Tom Gugliotta averaged 17.0 ppg and 8.9 rpg (by way of comparison, Antonio McDyess averaged 21.2 ppg & 10.7 rpg)
  • Kidd led the NBA in assists (10.8) and triple-doubles (7) and was second in minutes (41.2)
  • Danny Manning, after having last season cut short with his third reconstructive knee surgery, played in all 50 games
  • Went 1-5 vs. the East
  • 0-4 in games decided by two or less
  • F I R S T   R O U N D   P I C K S   I N   T H E   9 0 ' S
    1990 - Jayson Williams, F (21)
    1991 - None
    1992 - Oliver Miller, C (22)
    1993 - Malcolm Mackey, F (27)
    1994 - Wesley Person, G (23)
    1995 - Michael Finley, G/F (21); Mario Bennett, F (27)
    1996 - Steve Nash, G (15)
    1997 - None
    1998 - None
    P L A Y E R S   B Y   P O S I T I O N
    Small Forwards
    Clifford Robinson
    George McCloud
    Pat Garrity
    Marko Milic
    Power Forwards
    Tom Gugliotta
    Danny Manning
    Chris Morris
    Luc Longley
    Luc Longley
    Horatio Llamas
    Point Guards
    Jason Kidd
    Randy Livingston
    Shooting Guards
    Rex Chapman
    Toby Bailey
    Gerald Brown
    F R E E   A G E N T S
    G. Brown (PO)
    2000 2001
    Information courtesy of Turner Sports

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