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2016 Schedule
23-59, 4th in Pacific
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Phoenix Suns collecting Kentucky guards (1:19)
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Best, worst draft picks: Lakers, Celtics, more

Six teams found very good value in the draft, including the Warriors and Lakers. Other teams reached too far. Kevin Pelton has the facts on the best and worst decisions in the draft.

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Suns now have five Kentucky guards

Tyler Ulis joins his former Kentucky backcourt mate, Devin Booker, in Phoenix. The Suns now have an incredible five former Wildcat guards.

Suns’ final draft grade: A

Check out why NBA draft expert Chad Ford liked Phoenix's draft haul, led by two top 10 picks – Dragan Bender at No. 4 and Marquese Chriss at No. 8. Draft grades (Insider)

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Are international NBA picks too risky?

Only 16 of the 30 players drafted in the first round were born in the U.S. (fewest since 1973). Eight of them did not play college basketball (T-most, 2003). The 2003 draft had eight such players, who have combined to play in zero All-Star Games.

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Ford: Phoenix is a draft winner

The Suns landed Chad Ford's top two stretch power forwards in the draft. Marquese Chriss is the draft's "freakiest athlete," and Dragan Bender is among the "most skilled" of the class. Winners and losers (Insider)

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Tyler Ulis is the third Kentucky guard drafted by the Suns in the past two years. In addition, Phoenix also has former Kentucky guards Brandon Knight, Archie Goodwin and Eric Bledsoe on the roster.

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What you need to know about Tyler Ulis

Says NBA Insider Chad Ford: "Ulis may be the best pure point guard in the country. He sees the floor incredibly well, and is an excellent passer and natural leader who rarely makes mistakes." Stats, analysis, projections on Ulis

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Marquese Chriss on expected trade to Suns

Suns F Marquese Chriss tells P.J. Carlesimo, Marc Kestecher and Ryen Russillo about being drafted by the Kings with the No. 8 pick in the NBA draft, the expected trade to Phoenix and more.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Georgios Papagiannis was sitting about 20 rows deep in the crowd before getting picked 13th overall by the Suns (who will eventually deal his rights to Sacramento).

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Suns get player they want in Chriss (1:24)

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Suns No. 4 pick Dragan Bender says it's not really fair to compare him to last year's No. 4 pick, Kristaps Porzingis: "I guess people are going to compare European talents to European talents, the same that when he came there, comparing to Dirk Nowitzki and guys like that. So I guess this is a normal thing for them. Besides that, we are coming from Europe and both seven-footers that can shoot from outside and move the body. I guess that's the only things that are similar. But we're definitely different type of players. He's two years older than me, a lot more experience, so in that part, also, we are different."

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Bender on being drafted by Suns at No. 4

Suns F Dragan Bender tells P.J. Carlesimo, Marc Kestecher and Ryen Russillo about being selected by Phoenix with the No. 4 pick in the NBA draft, hearing comparisons to Kristaps Porzingis and more.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Marquese Chriss celebrates in front of the Kings' logo, but it looks like he'll end up with the Suns.

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What you need to know about Chriss

Says NBA Insider Chad Ford: "While he's still a major work in progress, the upside makes him incredibly attractive to teams outside the top 2 trying to hit a home run in this draft." Stats, analysis, projections on Chriss

Chad Ford ESPN Senior Writer 

The Suns (via the Kings) will select Washington F Marquese Chriss with the No. 8 pick. They were debating both guys all day. Great get to land them both.

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Suns select 'NBA ready' Dragan Bender (1:17)

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Dragan Bender's family was fired up when he was announced as the No. 4 pick by the Phoenix Suns.

Team Stats

Points Per Game100.922nd
Rebounds Per Game44.87th
Assists Per Game20.724th
Points Allowed107.528th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-162359.280
2014-153943.476
2013-144834.585
2012-132557.305
2011-123333.500

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