Dec 19, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Duke Blue Devils forward Jabari Parker (1) celebrates with Duke Blue Devils forward Rodney Hood (5) after scoring against the UCLA Bruins during the second half at Madison Square Garden. The Blue Devils won 80-63. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft Rumors 2014: Phoenix Suns work out Rodney Hood, James Young, Zach LaVine & Clint Capela


The Phoenix Suns will be very busy during the offseason.

The biggest goal will likely be re-signing guard Eric Bledsoe, who the Suns acquired from the Los Angeles Clippers before last season. They’d also love to make a splash by bringing an All-Star caliber player into the fold. The Suns had their eyes on Los Angeles Lakers’ big man Pau Gasol before the trade deadline and now that he is set to become an unrestricted free agent, they will likely make another run at him.

However, the Suns will likely have the most work to do on draft night. They hold the 14th, 18th and 27th overall picks in the draft. With three first round picks, the Suns will have to do quite a bit of research. According to Paul Coro of The Arizona Repbulic, the Suns had former Duke Blue Devils’ forward Rodney Hood, former Kentucky Wildcats’ swingman James Young, former UCLA Bruins’ guard Zach LaVine and big man Clint Capela of Switzerland in addition to the already reported workouts of former Michigan State Spartans’ guard Gary Harris and LSU Tigers’ forward Johnny O’Bryant.

Hood averaged 16.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game, Young put up 14.3 points, 4.3 rebounds  and 1.7 assists per game, LaVine went for 9.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game and Capela went for 9.4 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.2 assists per game.

Tags: Clint Capela Gary Harris James Young NBA Draft 2014 NBA Draft Rumors Phoenix Suns Rodney Hood Zach LaVine

  • Joe

    The suns need an all star caliber big man

  • Joe

    Miles Plumlee Is not the answer at forward/center. We Need a Big that can score! #Klove