Phoenix Suns Draft Picks 2024: Who Will They Select In NBA Draft?

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Another disappointing postseason run put a bit of a damper on the Phoenix Suns’ 2024 campaign, but they'll enter the NBA offseason with a pair of draft picks to try and build around, including the 22nd pick in the first round.  

With a rotation that includes All-Pro members Kevin Durant and Devin Booker to go with veteran star guard Bradley Beal, the Suns still have lots of star power on their roster, but need to find a young player that can carry a good deal of the load off the bench this season.  

Whether it be via their lone first round pick or the one in the second round that Phoenix acquired from the Denver Nuggets, GM James Jones and new coach Mike Budenholzer have a shot to bolster the Suns’ lineup at the draft, which is June 26-27 in Brooklyn.  

With that in mind, BetArizona.com broke down some hypothetical odds on who the Suns could tab with their two NBA draft picks as the club looks to move on from what’s been a string of bitter playoff losses of late. Stick with BetArizona.com all summer for the best Arizona sports betting apps.

This piece was updated on June 18.

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Phoenix Suns Draft Picks 2024; Projected Picks

Round

Pick #

1

22

2

59 (via DEN)

*As of June 18, 2024 

Right now, Phoenix has two draft picks in the 2024 NBA Draft, in their 22nd pick from finishing 49-33 (.598) this season, while also having a selection in the second round that they acquired from the Nuggets.  

While that first round pick won’t be in the lottery portion of the draft, it should allow Phoenix to land a player that’s capable of hitting the ground running when the Suns tip off the regular season across Arizona sports betting this fall. 

Phoenix Suns Draft Needs 2024

Top Needs For Suns

Center

Point Guard 

Small Forward

Phoenix’s chief need for 2024 and beyond is at the center position, as veteran Jusuf Nurkic battled through injuries and shoddy play down the stretch, while backup Bol Bol could well find his way onto another team through NBA free agency.  

Throw in the point guard and small forward positions, which have seen a slew of players shuffle through both spots of late, and you have a full picture of the positions that Jones and the Suns front office staff could target.

Phoenix Suns Mock Draft: 22nd Overall Pick Odds

Player

Odds

Percent Chance

Marquette G Tyler Kolek 

+300

25.0%

Baylor C Yves Missi

+500

16.7%

Colorado F Tristan Da Silva

+700

12.5%

Duke C Kyle Filipowski

+700

12.5%

Purdue C Zach Edey

+1000

9.1%

Pittsburgh G Carlton Carrington

+1250

7.4%

G League Ignite F Tyler Smith

+1500

6.3%

The Field

+900

10.0%

*as of June 18, 2024

Right now, the top pick for James Jones and the rest of the Suns’ front office staff is Tyler Kolek out of Marquette, who is listed at +300 and ahead of Baylor center Yves Missi (+500), Colorado forward Tristan Da Silva and Duke center Kyle Filipowski (+700 each).  

Kolek thrived in his third year with the Golden Eagles, averaging 15.3 points, 7.7 assists and 4.9 rebounds per game, leading the nation in assists and hitting 49.6% of his field goals for Shaka Smart and company.  

The consensus second-team All-American in 2024 is our top pick for Phoenix in 2024, while other longshot candidates to go at No. 22 include Zach Edey out of Purdue (+1000), Pittsburgh guard Carlton Carrington (+1250) and G League Ignite forward Tyler Smith (+1500).  

Could Bronny James Be A Future Sun? 

Of course, save some room for the Bronny James rumors ahead of this summer's as well. The Athletic's Shams Charania reports James is "among several players in consideration" for the Suns in the draft, despite averaging just 4.8 points per game at USC last season. James "has over 10 workout invitations but is expected to only visit a few teams, including the Suns and Los Angeles Lakers." 

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Christopher Boan

Christopher Boan is the lead writer at BetArizona.com after covering sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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