Suns like Fredette but big man more likely pick

Suns like Fredette but big man more likely pick

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Jimmer Fredette shoots during a pre-draft workout for the Utah Jazz NBA basketball team, Wednesday, June 15, 2011, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Deseret News, Tom Smart) SALT LAKE OUT, PROVO OUT, MAGS OUT

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by AP

azfamily.com

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 7:58 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 22 at 7:58 AM

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Phoenix Suns are part of the Jimmer Fredette buzz if the dynamic BYU scorer extraordinaire is available at the No. 13 pick in Thursday's NBA draft. Perhaps a more likely scenario has the Suns going for a power forward to bulk up a weak front line.

The Suns, coming off a disappointing season in which they failed to make the playoffs, haven't had a selection this high since 2004.

They took Luol Deng at No. 7 but immediately traded him to Chicago in a deal that had been arranged prior to the draft.

General manager Lance Blanks had effusive praise for Fredette at a pre-draft gathering with reporters on Tuesday, and said he had no idea if the gifted guard would still be available when the Suns made their choice.
 

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