When Phoenix took T.J. Warren with the 14th overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft, they’d hoped what he’d done in college would carry over.

All the evidence suggested he would. His sophomore year scoring (24.9 ppg) was backed up by efficiency (52.5 FG%). The manner in which he scored wasn’t the cookie-cutter variety so often seen from young prospects. His moves weren’t predictable, but they were dependable.

Still, no matter how highly regarded a prospect is, there’s always some uncertainty as to how he’ll fare against professional competition.

“You’re never sure exactly how it’s going to go with a rookie,” admitted Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough.