Amid massive trade speculation, the Suns on Thursday held on to their No. 4 pick and added to their young core, selecting Kansas small forward Josh Jackson, perhaps the best two-way player in the NBA draft. In one college season, Jackson established himself on both ends, averaging 16.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists. He was named an AP third-team All-American as well as a Big 12 first-team selection.
On the eve of the NBA draft, one of the biggest in years for the Suns, it’s safe to wonder if the Valley’s original pro franchise is at an organizational crossroads. Do they stick with a plan of rebuilding through the draft, which could add to a playoff drought that has reached a franchise-long seven years? Or do they try to accelerate the timeline by trading their No. 4 pick in Thursday’s draft and try for a quicker postseason push?
Ryan McDonough didn’t want to discuss specific individuals, but the Suns general manager did say this:There’s no prospect in Phoenix’s range at No. 4 that the organization has removed from consideration for Thursday's NBA draft because of off-court issues. That means Josh Jackson – if available – remains a solid option for the Suns. The Kansas small forward is considered among the draft’s top players, but he also was involved in two off-court incidents during his one college season in Lawrence.
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