Yes! I'm going to Phoenix!

With their first, and only (for now) pick, the Phoenix Suns addressed their need for a young point guard of the future by selecting sophomore Kendall Marshall out of North Carolina with the 13th overall pick.

For a full prospect breakdown of Marshall, check out 7footer's awesome piece here.

Fast Facts:

  • Measurables: 6-foot-4, 198 lbs, 6-foot-5.5 wingspan
  • Quick Stats: 8.1 PPP, 46.7 FG%, 9.8 APG
  • NBA Comparison: Andre Miller
  • Strengths: pure point guard with great court vision and a tremendous passing ability
  • Weaknesses: questionable as a scorer and shooter, not a great athlete

Kendall Marshall is the best passing point guard to come out in a long time. The Suns needed a young point guard to groom whether Steve Nash returns or not, and in Marshall they get the second best point in the draft. He didn't show much of an ability to score at North Carolina, and his jumper still needs some work. He's also a sub-par athlete compared to a lot of the lottery point guards to come out in recent years, which will give him trouble on the defensive end.

However, Marshall improved as a shooter and scorer as his sophomore season went on an absolutely torched Creighton in his final game in college. Marshall is far from a complete prospect, but he can run a team better than anyone else in this draft and could be a solid player if the Suns surround him with the right players.

So what say you Suns fans? Was it a good pick?

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What grade would you give this pick?

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PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns have finally found their point guard of the future. Although it’s unknown whether Steve Nash will return next season, the Suns drafted his eventual successor...

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Is this the face of the Phoenix Suns in 2012-13?

Here we go, folks!


Boston Celtics free agent guard Ray Allen has interest in signing with the Phoenix Suns, and the front office that includes his former agent, Lon Babby, will chase after the 37-year-old, Yahoo!...

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"I hear they treat old people well in Phoenix..."

Reports from Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski (basically the most IN guy in all of NBA chatter) reports this afternoon that the Phoenix Suns are most definitely super-interested in picking up Boston Celtics free agent Ray Allen.

Ray Allen is 37. What the.

From his Article:

The Phoenix Suns have surfaced as serious contenders to sign Boston Celtics free agent Ray Allen, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Allen, 37, is willing to explore offers beyond Boston. The Suns - regardless of whether they re-sign free-agent point guard Steve Nash - interest Allen, sources said.

What does this even mean?

We'll have more on this as we get the info - but for now I personally am bewildered.

The post-Kerr Suns front office has been very tight-lipped in their first couple years here in Phoenix and for the life of me I can't put my finger on quite anything they've got brewing. In light of everything everything we've heard recently, this is the conversation I imagine is going on in Suns GM Lance Blanks' head right now.

"So we're trying to get more talent, and get younger... wait no, we want a BIG in the draft! Yeah that's it... wait no, we want a wing because who knows if Grant Hill will be back and to his old BAMF form... *mutter ... NO we are moving on because Steve Nash is most definitely way out of here... PSYCHE! We want Nash so we've got to bring in more talent... hmmm. I'm the man! Yeah! ... yeah. RAY ALLEN. BOOM. I'm a genius."

What is your initial reaction?

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Do you want to see the Suns throw money at 37 year old Ray Allen?

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