Phoenix Suns 2017 Re-Draft: PHX Avoids Josh Jackson, Adds a Superstar

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Phoenix Suns, Bam Adebayo
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Phoenix Suns 2017 NBA Re-Draft: Pick #4

Deandre Ayton resembles the perfect big man for the Phoenix Suns to move forward with, but if they address their needs down low a season earlier, they find themselves with two options that give way to an absolutely terrifying young team for their opponents to face.

#4. . . Center/Power Forward. Kentucky. Bam Adebayo. player. 66

The first option sees the Suns assemble an unstoppable frontcourt by selecting Bam Adebayo, sliding him up to the power forward spot due to his undersized frame, and still taking Ayton first overall the next year while allowing him to stay put at center. This potentially two-headed monster down low will allow Phoenix to dominate their opponents on the glass and establish even more pick-and-roll options within their offense.

With arguably the league’s best backcourt eventually set to work beside easily the league’s strongest front court, picking Adebayo allows the Suns establish a fully talented roster that stacks up close to today’s Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers juggernauts.

But the second option for Phoenix involves them holding onto Adebayo at the center spot, and straying away from Ayton the following year. Possessing the first overall pick though, they can select anyone they want—and if not Ayton, the Suns likely take Luka Doncic to fill their gap along the wing.

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A starting five involving Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Luka Doncic, Jae Crowder, and Bam Adebayo feels like a fantasy, but if true, one that certainly leads to a championship.

Either that option or the “super-frontcourt” comes into fruition for the Suns if they chose Adebayo over Josh Jackson, both of which leave the Suns better off than they are right now.