The Suns move up 6 spots, in return for a collection of lesser assets that they don’t particularly need going forward. Reed most likely isn’t going to get much more playing time than he did last season, if any at all.
For the Lakers, the player they like will be off the board already, and they’d prefer to move back and collect more assets for the future, a future they’re still feeling the repercussions of mortgaging away in return for one Steve Nash. Reed gives them another rangey, athletic guard to populate the backcourt and fill out the team with.
The Suns have been said to be enamored with Brunson, with one rumor even saying that they see him as the third best point guard in the draft behind Young and Sexton. With Brunson available at this point in the draft, the Suns would be ecstatic to be able to move up and grab him. Jalen provides defense, play-making, and outside shooting as a primary ball-handler.