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.