With the lottery complete and the order set, the 2018 NBA draft just became clearer and easier to project.
At No. 1 overall, the Phoenix Suns likely will choose between one of the NCAA’s star big men and Europe’s prized guard from Slovenia, who’ll be participating in the start of Euroleague’s Final Four later in the week.
Representatives from all 30 teams will now head to nfl jerseys wholesale cheap Chicago to scout and interview eligible prospects at the NBA combine later this week.
The odds held up for the Phoenix Suns, who’ll likely be choosing between Luka Doncic and Deandre Ayton at No. 1.
While both players have strong cases, it’s difficult to look past the fact that Phoenix just hired Igor Kokoskov as its new head coach. Last summer, Kokoskov led Doncic and Slovenia to a gold medal at EuroBasket.
The Suns ranked last in defensive efficiency this past season, and though they weren’t any better offensively, adding a weak rim protector like Ayton would be unsettling. Phoenix could also look to max out a defensive ace like restricted free agent Clint Capela this offseason.
As much as the Suns need a center, they authentic nfl jerseys cheap wholesale need a playmaker equally as much. The 6’8″ Doncic, who is arguably the top passer in the draft, has the potential to make his teammates better. Meanwhile, Ayton’s Wildcats underachieved and got bounced by Buffalo in Arizona’s first NCAA tournament game.
No coach knows how to use Doncic better than Kokoskov. The timing of his hire, plus Phoenix’s hole next to Devin Booker, makes Doncic our early favorite to go No. 1.
The Sacramento Kings won’t have much to think about at No. 2. They’ll take whoever is left between Doncic and Ayton.
And given their need for a scoring big man, it’s possible they prefer Ayton to begin with.cheap wholesale nfl jerseys
He’d be a textbook fit up front, where Sacramento has leaned on Skal Labissiere and Williey Cauley-Stein in recent years. One of the most impressive athletes to enter the draft, Ayton is also highly skilled with post moves and shooting range out to the arc. nfl jersey cheap wholesale china
Defense remains his biggest concern, but if the Kings believe he’ll be a 20-point, 10-rebound machine, they won’t overthink this decision. Ayton has the chance to be one of the most gifted offensive centers in the league and Sacramento’s franchise anchor for years to come.