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2018 GBB Community NBA Mock Draft - #1: Phoenix Suns

We start the draft off with a straight forward choice

Buffalo v Arizona Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

A tradition here at GBB has returned to its yearly place in our NBA Draft coverage!

Our Community Mock NBA Draft is well underway, and if you want to follow the draft as it happens you can keep up on Twitter @sbngrizzlies. From today until draft week we will be sharing two picks per weekday (except for Memorial Day).

First up today is the Phoenix Suns, and Mock GM Mark King (@king_producer). While he fielded trade offers for the #1 overall selection, ultimately he went in a direction we all could see coming.

With the #1 pick in the 2018 GBB Community Mock NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns select Deandre Ayton, center, University of Arizona

North Dakota State v Arizona Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images

Here is GM King on the pick-

The Phoenix Suns are in desperate need of a big man. They played Alex Len and Tyson Chandler roughly 23 minutes per game this year. Alex Len is a unrestricted free agent who could be brought back, but has underwhelmed in his time in the NBA. Tyson Chandler is thirty five years old and is at the end of his career. Drafting DeAndre Ayton was the perfect fit for the Suns roster wise, and it just so happens that he was one of the best prospects in this year’s draft. Ayton can come in right away and make an impact with his defense and rebounding on this Suns team and with Devin Booker, Josh Jackson, and T.J. Warren, his offense will not have to be counted on right away.

So Ayton is off the board and Luka Doncic could potentially start his “fall” with Sacramento...or will he? Later today, we will break down our first trade of the mock draft and who will be picking at #2 overall!


1. Phoenix Suns- Deandre Ayton, C, Arizona