Preview of the Phoenix Suns’ 2020 Draft: Picking every lottery pick

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Jaden McDaniels, Phoenix Suns
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Pick #6: Jaden McDaniels

The notion that this year’s draft class is weaker than the past years will inevitably result in more international players being taken out of pure hope they can become of the likes of Luka Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis, or Nikola Jokic.

However, besides Deni Avdija, there really is not another player that I would trust in the top-10, that is why here at pick #6 the Phoenix Suns should draft freshman forward from Washington, Jaden McDaniels.

Jaden McDaniels could be a little behind the Suns’ timeline, but at 6’10″, he presents a very good handle and a smooth outside stroke. Similar to Markelle Fultz and Matisse Thybulle (and Marquese Chriss?) he is almost hidden away in Washington.

McDaniels is a player that would fill in that power forward position, but it could take a year or two for him to adapt to the NBA. His ceiling is one of the highest in this year’s draft class and something the Suns could luck out on and add to their young core.