Posted June 26, 2013 on AP on Fox
TEAMS: Phoenix Suns
The Phoenix Suns won't have any problem drafting to meet a need. They have needs everywhere. New general manager Ryan McDonough and new coach Jeff Hornacek brought in 74 players in preparation for their first draft. With the exception of a few who were exempt due to injuries, the players went through strenuous workouts, usually in a 3-on-3 situation. Two of the players, shooting guard Ben McLemore and point guard Trey Burke, worked out individually at the insistence of their agents. Suffice it to say, McDonough and Hornacek almost certainly got a close-up look at the players they will select Thursday, not only with their No. 5 pick overall but also with their No. 30 and No. 57 selections.

Suns take Len fifth, Goodwin 29th, Oriakhi 57th

And now, Suns fans have another reason to raise hell. Even with Nerlens Noel and Ben McLemore still on the board in a very strange 2013 NBA Draft, the Suns went and took center Alex Len. 

Suns training staff red flagged Noel

When Nerlens Noel was still available when the Suns were on the clock on Thursday night, many fans were expecting general manager Ryan McDonough to take the Kentucky big man with the fifth overall selection.

Newest rumor has Suns trading fifth pick

Another day, another rumor. First, it was said the Suns may try to send Marcin Gortat to Portland to get the 10th pick in this week’s NBA Draft, giving them two lottery picks. Now, rumor has it they may just give up that 5th pick altogether.

Suns officially confirm hiring of 4 Hornacek assistants

The Phoenix Suns on Tuesday confirmed the hirings of Jerry Sichting, Mike Longabardi, Kenny Gattison and Mark West as assistant coaches on Jeff Hornacek's staff. "I'm very excited to complete my coaching staff with such established, well-rounded basketball people," Hornacek said in a press release. "We were able to add offensive minds, defensive minds, former...

Kendall Marshall has a crush on actress Mariska Hargitay, reveals it on Twitter

When I see a “Law and Order: SVU” marathon on television, I get ready to kick back to enjoy some quality television but Phoenix Suns guard Kendall Marshall might have a different reason for watching. Last Saturday, Marshall sent out a couple of tweets detailing his love for actress Mariska Hargitay and clearly, Kendall’s got a thing for her: Mariska Hargitay will always have...

Noel could fall to Suns at #5

Nerlens Noel, who has been selected to go with the first overall pick in nearly every mock draft for the past several months now, could actually fall to the Suns with the fifth pick.

Suns to deal 5th pick to Sacramento?

It’s looking to be a serious possibility as the day’s crazy trade rumors continue: the Suns could be sending their 5th overall pick in tonight’s draft to Sacramento to move down two spots.

New Phoenix coach Hornacek fills out staff

New Phoenix Suns coach Jeff Hornacek has hired four assistants, two of them his former teammates. Jerry Sichting, Mike Longabardi, Kenny Gattison and Mark West were officially named to the staff on Tuesday. Sichting has 24 years of NBA experience as a player, coach and executive. He was an assistant with the Washington Wizards last season. Longabardi was an assistant coach for...

NBA Commissioner David Stern announces final draft pick, Hakeem Olajuwon shows up

NBA Commissioner David Stern came to the podium to announce his final draft pick ever.  The Phoenix Suns took Nemanja Nedovic and David Stern came out to a standing ovation. Stern announced that Deputy Commissioner Andrew Silver would take over as the new NBA Commissioner and the fans promptly started booing Silver.  Silver then said they had a surprise for Stern and Hakeem ...

Suns looking to explore trade market for additional pick

The intentionally methodical rebuilding process currently presided over by general manager Ryan McDonough does not preclude the Phoenix Suns from gathering as many raw materials as possible right now. If theres a good deal available at Home Court Depot, theyll back up the truck. Sitting at Nos. 5, 30 and 57 in Thursdays NBA Draft, the Suns seem on the verge -- depending on their...

Suns could be after top overall pick

And the rumors continue to flow. First, they were moving down to the Blazers spot, then it was the Kings spot, and now it may just be up to the Cavaliers spot. At least, that’s the newest rumor. 
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