Phoenix Suns Seem to Prefer Morant over Zion if They Land #1 Pick
While the consensus around the NBA seems to be that Zion Williamson is the number one overall pick, it seems as though not every lottery team feels the same way.
The Phoenix Suns are one of the teams in the running for the first overall pick and by the looks of it, they feel fairly confident in going in a different direction – that direction being Murray State point guard Ja Morant. The team’s new general manager James Jones is said to “be a fan” of Morant, so much so that he believes Morant could fill a clear void the Suns have at the point guard position.
While there still remains some scepticism around the league around whether the Suns will in fact pull the trigger and pass on Zion if they are to receive the first pick, the team leaning closer towards Morant makes a tremendous amount of sense. The Suns have struggled to pair Devin Booker in the backcourt with a reliable point guard who can push the tempo and run an offense. If the team is to draft Morant, they could build a dynamic backcourt similar to that of the Sacramento Kings with De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield.
The Suns have a 14-percent chance of landing the first pick in the Draft. The Lottery will take place on May 14th.