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Phoenix SunsPHOENIX SUNS
Round Pick Player Position School/Country
1 13 (13) Kendall Marshall PG North Carolina
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Team Needs
  • If point guard Steve Nash and the Suns part ways, the team will have enormous cap space and a low lottery pick available to rebuild around center Marcin Gortat, swingman Jared Dudley, stretch power forward Channing Frye and second-year forward Markieff Morris, all under contract for at least the next two seasons. That strategy would require a point guard even if the Suns retain Aaron Brooks, who played in China last season and is a restricted free agent. It also means upgrading a defense that ranked 24th in points allowed per possession, especially if defensive stopper Grant Hill isn't re-signed.
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