4 ways Phoenix Suns would be better off with Bam Adebayo

Phoenix Suns, Bam Adebayo (Photo by Cassy Athena/Getty Images)
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#1: The Domino Draft Effect

One of the reasons the Phoenix Suns might not have selected De’Aaron Fox at #4 in the real 2017 NBA draft is because they already had an inordinate amount of point guards on the roster already. However, Brandon Knight stayed hurt and Eric Bledsoe didn’t want to be here, and soon their myriad of point guards whittled down to zero.

Drafting based on need is one of the most hotly contested sports philosophies out there. Do you pass up on a player who might be better only because you already have someone who plays that position on the team?

History almost always points to drafting the best player available, regardless of position, but in this hypothetical, we will assume the Suns keep with tradition and pass on players they might like if they already have a player in place in that spot.

That brings me to the 2018 draft. If Bam and his win shares play a factor his rookie year, there is no telling where the Phoenix Suns would fall in the lottery in 2018, but let’s say they say in the top three.

Instead of drafting a Deandre Ayton, who likely wouldn’t play well alongside Bam, they could look at the best backcourt player available. That would be, you guessed it, Luka Doncic.

Now we are really living in a fantasy land with this hypothetical, but it is one that could have actually played out had the 2017 draft played out like the future FanSided version. Booker, Luka, and Bam? Sign me up.

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If only the Suns had a blogger with three-years-in-the-future knowledge, how different this franchise would look.