The Suns Continue to Play for the 2014 Draft Class
The Phoenix Suns continue to wheel and deal for a chance to revamp their roster with this talented 2014 draft class. Mean while, the Washington Wizards continued to improve their roster for a run at the playoffs. The Suns partnered with the Wizards to complete their latest trade. The Wizards receive big man Marcin Gortat, guards Shannon Brown, Malcolm Lee, Kendall Marshall and the Suns acquire Emeka Okafor and a 2014 top-12 protected draft pick.
The 6-foot-11 Gortat, averaged 11.1 points and 8.5 rebounds per game last season for the Suns. Gortat now gives the Wizards a Center who can score and allows Nene to play the PF position which he prefers. With a solid front court, and an already young dynamic back court composed of John Wall and Bradley Beal, the Wizards are ready to make a push for the Eastern Conference playoffs. With the departure of all of these Guards and Gortat, the Suns now have cleared up lots of playing time for Rookies Alex Len and Archie Goodwin. The suns have their back court all squared away with Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic.
The 2014 Draft class is one of the most talented draft classes in history. The Suns will look to select from a pool of what teams hope to me a front court of the future with prospects such as Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid, Julius Randle & Aaron Gordon. The Suns acquired a lottery protected pick from the Indiana Pacers earlier this summer after trading Luis Scola. They also got one a while back in a deal involving Robin Lopez and Wesley Johnson. Now with the Wizards protected pick and its own, Phoenix is all in to select at least 2 potential All-Stars and prepare for the future. The Suns are hoping the lottery balls bounce their way.