PHOENIX -- The road to rebuilding for the Phoenix Suns is officially under construction. After hiring new head coach Jeff Hornacek and general manager Ryan McDonough, the Suns can now focus on the roster.
With the NBA Draft less than a month away, it’s time for the Suns to consider their options as the team hosts draft workouts for the week.
With the fifth pick in the draft, the Suns will have a chance to land a franchise player. The athlete most prognosticators have the Suns taking; Indiana guard Victor Oladipo.
Oladipo was electrifying at Indiana. The First Team All-American and Sporting News National Player of the Year led the Hoosiers to a number one seed in the NCAA tournament, averaging 10.7 points a game while exemplifying exceptional defense and explosive dunks every time he stepped on the court.
Oladipo’s style of play will transfer flawlessly to the Suns system.
“I think I can fit in real well.” Oladipo said. “It’s an up-tempo program. They like to get up and down the floor, put a lot of points in the basket and play defense at a high level. I think that fits my game pretty well.”
The man in charge of making the pick believes Oladipo will be a good fit as well.
“He’s a competitor.” McDonough stated. “Good defender, great intangibles. He is in excellent condition and had a really good workout today.”
Coach Hornacek also liked what he saw out of the 21-year-old standout.
“He competed,” Hornacek stated. “And the last shooting drill we did he wanted to do one more time. Anybody that competes and does it consistently like that is going to end up being successful.”
So far, Oladipo has worked out with the Magic and Suns and plans on working out with Cavaliers and the Timberwolves before the draft.