The Phoenix Suns will have pick #6 in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Good. Zion would have been great. However, my opinion is that if the Suns had a championship front office, they would find the right players at 9, at 15, at 24, at 45, etc, to build a core with, or to trade for the right vets to help out the young core. Maybe getting Oubre and Bridges were signs of turning a corner?

My memory only goes back to the mid 80s, but let's look at some of the memorable pics since then that weren't immediately traded away in bad deals. Feel free to comment or add.

1986 #46 - Jeff Hornacek

1988 #7 - Tim Perry

1988 #14 - Dan Majerle

1988 #22 - Andrew Lang

(Hornacek, Perry, and Lang were traded for Barkley! Do you think this Suns organization could turn a 46, 7, and 22 into a trade for a future HOF player? I don't!)

1988 #50 - Steve Kerr

1990 #48 - Cedric Ceballos (traded 4 years later for first round pick)

1994 #23 - Wesley Person

1995 #21 - Michael Finley (solid career, part of Kidd trade)

1996 #15 - Steve Nash

1999 #9 - Shawn Marion

2002 #9 - Amare Stoudemire

Sarver Era begins --->

2008 #15 - Robin Lopez

2011 #13 - Markieff Morris

2014 #14 - T.J. Warren

2015 #13 - Devin Booker

In the last 35 years the Suns draft pick home runs have been 46, 14 (you could argue 7 and 22 were home runs as they led to Barkley), 15, 21, 9, 9, 13. We have no idea if Ayton (#1) will work out (think Greg Oden) or Zhaire Smith (#16 traded for Bridges) . If we look at the Suns draft history, drafting has not been a strength of the Sarver era. I hope for less draft lottery watch parties in the future and better mid first round to second round choices.

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