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PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns picked Missouri forward Alex Oriakhi with their 57th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, adding to their frontcourt depth with a bruising presence. Oriakhi measured out at...

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Here's his DX profile:

Archie Goodwin

6'5", 198, 6'9.5 wingspan,

Second youngest player in draft, by the way. He was 18 last year at Kentucky. Had a tough season but has tremendous upside. Remember that McDonough drafted Avery Bradley and Rajon Rondo in past years after they dropped as well.

Some notes from DX:

Goodwin is an excellent NBA prospect from a physical perspective, standing around 6'5 in shoes with a massive 6'10 wingspan and a developing 198-pound frame. Additionally, he is an explosive athlete around the basket, quick in both transition and off-the-dribble. Simply put, Goodwin has the physical profile of an NBA shooting guard with athleticism and length that will allow him to compensate for any height deficiencies at the next level once his frame fills out.

His prospects are less sure when analyzing his performance on the offensive end of the floor. As an 18-year-old freshman, one of the youngest players in college basketball, Goodwin played a significant role for the 21-12 Wildcats, commanding a team high 27.5% (by a wide margin) of Kentucky's overall possessions and scoring a solid 17.4 points per 40 minutes pace adjusted. Furthermore, he was at his best against Kentucky's best competition, posting solid scoring numbers in early-season contests against Louisville, Duke, Baylor, and Maryland.

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns moved up a spot in the NBA Draft to select former Kentucky Wildcats guard Archie Goodwin with the 29th pick. Phoenix acquired the 29th from the Golden State Warriors...

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Draft Express had Alex Len as No. 1 on their big board, and he was being conidered for the top overall pick just over half an hour ago. Yet here he is at No. 5 and the Sun scooped him up.


Alex Len is a rare true 7-footer who can impact the game on both ends of the floor. He has the ability to finish in the paint as well as step out and hit a 15-foot jump shot. He can also affect the game defensively with his size, length and athleticism.

I really like Alex Len. He was No. 5 on my board. However, Nerlens Noel an Ben McLemore were No. 1 and No. 2 on my board so this choice is, um, interesting. Apparently the rumors of the Suns red-flagging Nerlens Noel's knee were a bit more than smoke. And McLemore is talented, but again true 7-footers are bit harder to come by than shooting guards who can shoot.

However, Len missed the combine and workouts due to a stress fracture in his ankle, an stress fractures can often spell doom for men as large as Len. The Suns must not see it is a big issue though.

The other thing about this selection is that it means the Suns really can move Marcin Gortat. I don't think we're quite finished with this lottery...

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