Warriors waive former Suns lottery pick Marquese Chriss, create shocking stat

Marquese Chriss, Phoenix Suns (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Marquese Chriss, Phoenix Suns (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

The Golden State  waived former lottery pick, Marquese Chriss, this week, and it created a shocking stat for the Phoenix Suns.

The Phoenix Suns fan base can turn even the most benign NBA news into a valid reason to further wallow in their own misery.

The most recent example of this came from this week’s news that the Golden State Warriors waived Marquese Chriss to make a roster spot available for Damion Lee.

Chriss, of course, is the former 8th overall draft pick by the Phoenix Suns back in 2016 who never really developed into the player the organization hoped he would.

After a decent performance in a pre-season game with his new team, the Golden State Warriors, Draymond Green took to the mic to defend Chriss and blame the “[expletive] Suns organization” for Chriss’s lack of development.

While many Suns fans took to Twitter to gloat and throw this back in Green’s cyber-face, reality set in for others that his characterization of the franchise might have just been made truer after Chriss’s release.

Take the following, jaw-dropping stat:

Since 2012, there are only six players drafted in the top-10 who are currently not on an NBA roster: Anthony BennettNik Stauskas, Thomas Robinson, Dragan Bender, Marquese Chriss, and Josh Jackson.

Three of those players were Suns draft picks.

Not only do the Suns claim half of his embarrassing list, but they also claim the most recent three.

That points in an inane amount of incompetence, and further proof that Ryan McDonough maybe wasn’t super awesome at his General Manager job.

Shout out to the Sacramento Kings, who drafted two of these six Hall of Shamers.

To be honest, the fact that only 10% of the top 10 picks over the last eight years are out of the league is a little surprising. It feels like normally there are more busts than this. But, nope. The busts primary landed in the Pacific Division, and more specifically, on the Phoenix Suns.

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In all sincerity, best of luck to Marquese Chriss in his next venture, whether that is with another NBA team, in the G-League, or somewhere overseas.

And best of luck to the Suns in future drafts. They need it.