Chris McCullough: Phoenix Suns 2015 Draft Profile

Jan 11, 2015; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange forward Chris McCullough (5) shoots the ball against the Florida State Seminoles during the first half at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 11, 2015; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange forward Chris McCullough (5) shoots the ball against the Florida State Seminoles during the first half at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dec 20, 2014; Villanova, PA, USA; Syracuse Orange forward Chris McCullough (5) goes for a shot past Villanova Wildcats guard Josh Hart (3) during the first half at The Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

Potential Fit

As we’ve been covering for weeks, the Suns’ three biggest needs heading into the offseason are: 1) a stretch-four who can help on the boards and provide insurance for the Morris twins (just in case), 2) perimeter shooting and 3) a backup point guard.

The Suns’ biggest need is at that power forward position, either to replace Markieff Morris or to back him up. Had he not torn his ACL, this might have been a different conversation, since Chris McCullough probably would’ve been much higher on everyone’s mock draft boards.

But even though the Suns need help on the glass, and even though McCullough would probably fit in as a lengthy, athletic big who can run the floor, it’s hard to see how he falls to the Suns.

At No. 13, the fan base might riot if McDough takes a flier on a guy who’s still recovering from an ACL tear, and that would never happen anyway since Phoenix’s stance on taking the best player available wouldn’t extend to McCullough. And if we’re being completely honest, it’s hard to see how he falls all the way to 44th, even if he is still rehabbing a major knee injury.

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