The always-insightful folks at NBAdraft.net released an updated NBA mock draft on Thursday, and this one features a few projections worth noting. • The Suns have an obvious need at the wing spots, and NBAdraft.net has Phoenix going with 6-foot-4 Indiana uber-athlete Victor Oladipo, likely a shooting guard at the NBA level, with the No. 5 pick and then adding 6-5 swingman Jamaal Franklin out of San Diego State with the 30th pick (the Suns have two first-rounders this year via the Steve Nash trade). Considering the Suns' recent lack of production and athleticism at those spots, it would make sense that they might target Oladipo at No. 5, but new GM Ryan McDonough has said pretty explicitly that a team with so far to go to be a legit contender won't be drafting for immediate need, which would seem to open up all kinds of additional possibilities. NBAdraft.net's updated mock also has Phoenix selecting Minnesota small forward Rodney Williams with the No. 57 pick in the second round -- three picks, three wing players. • Arizona State swingman Carrick Felix shows up late in the second round, going 50th overall to the Hawks. The 6-foot-6, 203-pounder had somewhat of a breakout year as a senior, averaging 14.6 points and 8.1 rebounds while shooting 57 percent from inside the arc, 37 percent from beyond it and 66 percent from the free-throw line. He also was considered ASU's best perimeter defender and tested well at the scouting combine while showing a wingspan of over 6-foot-9. NBAdraft.has him as the 56th-best prospect overall.
Oladipo to Suns gains traction in new mock drafts
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