Roundup of the knee-jerk morning-after grades for the Phoenix Suns draft, in which they selected T.J. Warren, Tyler Ennis, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Alec Brown.

I know, I know, morning-after draft grades are a total crapshoot. We haven't spent the past year heavily evaluating these guys like each team's front office has done. Many of these guys have been scouted for several years by now.

But we all like to judge other people, so let's stop fooling ourselves that these grades mean nothing to us. It's human nature to pass judgment.

So let's see what national outlets are saying about the Suns draft this morning. Click the link on the outlet's name to see grades for all teams.

USA Today - Adi Joseph

Screen_shot_2014-06-27_at_6.21.43_am_medium - Zach Harper


ESPN Draft Grade - Chad Ford


Yahoo! Sports - Jeff Eisenberg and Marc Spears





There you have it, folks. If you woke up feeling meh, you're as unsure as the rest of the nation. This was an unexpected draft, to be sure.

But how unexpected was it?

  • Draft youth: Check (Ennis is 19, Warren is 20 and Bogdanovic is 21)
  • Draft high upside: Check (Per McDonough, that's specifically why these guys were picked)
  • Bring no more than 2 to camp this fall: Check (Bogdanovic and Brown will play overseas, per McD)
  • Draft big time athleticism: Meh (but then again, the Suns never said they were looking for straight athletes)

According to the Suns, they got the guys they wanted. They made a promise (reportedly) to Warren and they really liked Ennis. Bogdanovic was the best "stash" player on the board at 27.

While it will be years before we know the actual outcome of this draft, can we at least wait until Summer League in two weeks to decide if any of these guys is a bust?

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns proved that their word is as good as gold on Thursday night when they made forward T.J. Warren out of N.C. State their first selection (14th overall) in the 2014 NBA...

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With the 50th pick in the draft, the Phoenix Suns select Alec Brown

Alec Brown, a 7' 1" power forward from Wisconsin-Green Bay, is known for his ability as a shooter and a stretch four...a good fit for the Suns who depend on spacing as a part of their offense.

During the first workout in Phoenix, in which Brown was in attendance, Ryan McDonough stated that "Alec Brown's shooting really stands out at his size".

It's obviously the main reason he was selected, as he was able to average 15.6 points per game last season while shooting 44% from beyond the arc.

Brown's downside is that he is thin and not very strong at his size, which will be an issue against the much stronger fours in the NBA.  Still, he's a tall, long shooter who can consistently hit open shots from three.  That's enough to give him a chance to develop as a late second round pick with little risk.

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns selected center Alec Brown out of Green Bay with the 50th pick in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft. The 7-foot-1 center averaged 15.6 points and 5.4 rebounds...

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Let's get a fresh start on this sucker.

The Phoenix Suns have pick #50 coming up and have already drafted three guys. Check those articles out at the top of the site!

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