What’s the buzz on Twitter?
Extremely versatile. Dynamic.
Great hands. Great instincts.
#Suns GM James Jones on Jaylin Williams (Arkansas)
“Can play at the top of the key with the ball. A playmaker at the big position, which is a commodity for most teams in today’s NBA.”
Had predraft workout in Phoenix. – 1:07 AM
On the ESPN article that came out this week, James Jones clarified that the Suns’ board for drafts is broken down into tiers. That group of 8-10 guys are the high-level fits. From there, it’s different degrees of how a player fits. They have every player on their board. – 12:47 AM
James Jones on the ESPN draft article: “We have every player that’s in the draft processed on our board.”
Said it comes down to the combination of fit, skill-set, need and it comes down to 10 or so guys on their board, with those players being grouped into tiers – 12:47 AM
DET obviously could still pursue Ayton given their cap space, but I get the sense the draft went so well in their favor (they didn’t expect ivey at 5) that they could role with the youngsters and seek veteran assistance in free agency. Troy has said many times no skipping steps. – 10:39 PM
A reminder for your expectations tonight: It is called a sign-and-trade, not a trade-and-sign. Ayton can’t sign or talk to teams until free agency. The Bucks got in trouble with this for Bogdan Bogdanovic 4 days before 2020 free agency. Didn’t get him and lost a second-round pick – 11:52 AM
The PDX-Det trade seems like it will inevitably make Phoenix worse because of the overpay him or lose him scenario with Ayton.
But, Portland is the king of trades I love on face value that never make them better.
And, Detroit got bad value in return for Grant.
Lose-Lose-Lose – 1:01 AM