Re-Drafting Every Suns 1st Rd Pick Final Part: 2011-2016

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2014, 14th Pick

Who The Suns Took:

TJ Warren, Small Forward, North Carolina State

Career Stats:

153 GP, 11.2 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 0.9 APG, 50.2% FG

Who The Suns Should Have Taken:

Nikola Jokic, Center, Serbia – Originally taken by the Denver Nuggets with the 41st overall pick

Career Stats:

153 GP, 13.2 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 3.6 APG, 55.1% FG

T.J. Warren is a very solid player. He is a creative finisher, he can score from anywhere inside 18-feet, and he has a great demeanor to him. However, he tends to disappear in games, especially games against good opponents, and his inability to shoot the three or play defense leaves him as an old-school player in a new generation of basketball.

Nikola Jokic has not already played the same amount of games as Warren with one less year under his belt, but he’s also one of the rising stars of the game. He is an excellent passer, he can dribble, he rebounds well, he can score. Jokic would be a great center piece to have on the Suns, and the Nuggets got an absolute steal with the 11th pick in the 2nd round.