Suns need pass-first playmaker

Breaking down Phoenix's roster, draft profile and potential picks this year

Updated: May 20, 2014, 8:25 PM ET
By Amin Elhassan | ESPN Insider

Eric Bledsoe, Goran DragicBart Young/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe Suns hope to draft a high-impact player to complement Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic.

NBA Insiders Amin Elhassan and Bradford Doolittle break down the draft profile, needs and potential picks of the 14 teams eligible for the NBA draft lottery this year. With some help from Chad Ford's Big Board of top 30 prospects, we take a look at the Phoenix Suns.


Personnel needs: SF, PF

Major need: While Phoenix had the luxury of two starting point guards in Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe, the Suns lacked playmaking outside of those two players, and they were the worst team in the league in assist percentage (and the only one to have less than half of its field goals assisted). Too often the Suns' offense bogged down into isolation play, and so adding someone with the mind to make the extra pass should be a priority.