The Phoenix Suns may be the team to watch on draft night.
Not only do the Suns hold three first round picks, the 14th, 18th and 27th-overall selections, but they have plenty of assets and could be in the market to make a run at a star like Minnesota Timberwolves’ power forward Kevin Love.
Because they have so many picks, the Suns have had plenty of prospects in for workouts and apparently have been putting those prospects through rigorous tests. Scott Bordow of AZ Central Sports reports the Suns have been holding the toughest workouts.
The Suns are getting a reputation around the NBA. Their predraft workouts aren’t for the faint of heart or weak of legs.
“We’ve had a number of agents tell us this is one of the toughest workouts — if not the toughest workout — on the predraft circuit,” General Manager Ryan McDonough said Friday. “We take pride in that. We want our guys to be really well conditioned. If we want to try to get up and down the floor and lead the league in fast-break points and run teams out of the gym, you’re going to have to be in shape.”
McDonough’s words were echoed by two of the six players the Suns brought in Friday. Washington shooting guard C.J. Wilcox said he ran more for Phoenix than he did for any of the other seven teams that have worked him out.
UCLA guard Jordan Adams said: “This was the toughest one I’ve been to so far with all the running, shooting and competition. There were a lot of competitive drills.”
The draft is Thursday, June 26.