Found June 07, 2013 on
The Phoenix Suns have named Pat Connelly Assistant General Manager and Trevor Bukstein has been promoted to Assistant General Manager. Ronnie Lester has been named a scout and Emilio Kovacic has been named International Scouting Consultant. John Treloar will remain the team’s Director of Player Personnel; John Shumate and Bubba Burrage remain scouts.
The Suns hired Ryan McDonough as general manager this offseason. Connelly joins the Suns following seven seasons with the Washington Wizards, most recently as the Director of Player Personnel where he was one of the team’s top scouting sources of collegiate and international talent.
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Two days after working out a group of players who will either go in the second round or undrafted altogether, the Suns will be working out a handful of excellent draft prospects on Wednesday afternoon.
The Phoenix Suns have investigated the possibility of another first-round pick beyond their No. 5 and No. 30 slots.
“We’ve talked to a few teams about getting in the draft at different ranges,” Ryan McDonough said. “We have good assets to do that. We have to evaluate all of these guys, figure out where they’re going to go. And then if we can get in at a particular range...
Ryan McDonough has done extensive background research on Shabazz Muhammad.
“He checked out very well,” McDonough said. “I think a lot of the perception of Shabazz is unfair based on the information we’ve gathered.
“I think he’s one of hardest workers in the draft.”
Muhammad worked out for the Suns on Wednesday, and was joined by Victor Oladipo and Ben McLemore.
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