Originally posted on nba.com/suns  |  Last updated 2/29/12
By Steven Koek, Suns.com Posted: June 27, 2003 When the Phoenix Suns selected Zarko Cabarkapa with the 17th pick in the 2003 NBA Draft on Thursday night, everything appeared to have fallen into place exactly the way the team's staff had planned and hoped. It had been reported that if they landed their big man, they would look to free agency to find a player who could relieve overworked All-Star guard Stephon Marbury. Yet the Suns proved once again that you cannot take too much stock in pre-draft reports and rumor mills, despite most mock drafts getting the Cabarkapa pick right. As reporters rushed to their laptops in the back room of the Fox Sports Grill in Scottsdale, home of this year's Suns draft headquarters, and analysts and fans alike began to dissect the team's selection, word came that the Suns were not done for the night.
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