This post was written by Eric Saar of FanSided’s Phoenix Suns website Sun-N-Gun.
As I wrote about recently it almost doesn’t matter who the Suns pick in this year’s draft they are probably already looking ahead to 2014 and the tantalizing possibility of Wiggins. So the Suns have a 11.9% chance at winning the lottery and probably have a top-five pick.
What the Suns want from this pick is a scorer of some kind who is consistent, has the ability to defend and most of all has toughness and a high-character and motor. That is why the three players they should draft are Otto Porter (Georgetown), Ben McLemore (Kansas) and Victor Oladipo (Indiana).
Porter probably has the most maturity, McLemore the best offense, and Oladipo the most defense. McLemore has a tendency to not show up in the big games as evidenced in the NCAA tournament this year, but probably has the highest ceiling. Porter probably has the lowest floor, meaning he has less risk than the rest of the players, which would be desirable. Oladipo would be a potential lockdown perimeter defender and could help change the “soft” culture around the Suns that has already begun with the work of P.J. Tucker. I would be happy getting any of these guys, since they would probably end up being the third-best guy on the team, behind Goran Dragic and whoever we draft in 2014.