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Ford added the team has interest in Josh Jackson, but projects him off the board as well with Markelle Fultz, Ball and Jackson going with the first three picks.
The Suns’ interest in Ball is understandable as a true point guard who averaged an NCAA-best 7.6 assists per game last season. He is also quickly becoming a household name, providing some excitement for a team that had the worst record in the Western Conference last season.
While Eric Bledsoe remains under contract for the next two years, Phoenix could be looking to replace him as the starting point guard.
However, Ball would have to get past the Lakers at No. 2. The UCLA guard has only worked out for Los Angeles and had his second visit last week, per ESPN.
On the plus side, Shams Charania of The Vertical reported no guarantee has been made from the Lakers, so the Suns’ dream scenario could still come true.