There is a fun and healthy debate going on about who the Suns should take at No. 1: Deandre Ayton or Luka Doncic.
To me it is a no-brainer because Ayton is a man-child who is the only can’t-fail prospect in this draft.
At 7-foot and 260 pounds, he can impact the game at both ends of the floor and rim-protect like no other. He is not LeBron James or Tim Duncan, but he is an immediate impact player.
As for Doncic, I am extremely impressed from what I have seen on video of him, but for anyone who has listened to the show for any extended period of time knows, I get a lot of my information from working the phones and talking to some of the top NBA people in the game.
I want to share a scouting report on Doncic that I received a few weeks ago. Maybe it will help you make up your mind, maybe it won’t, but trust me — this is from someone who has seen him play numerous times in person.
Luka Doncic scouting report
— Dominated at age 18
— Has done things in Europe that no one has done before at his age
— European league not as good as it used to be – competition is weaker. Only about 8-10 good teams now
— Might have reached his peak
— Could struggle in more physical NBA
— Talent through the roof
— Tremendously skilled – can shoot, dribble, pass
— Very immature
— Not mentally or emotionally prepared to play in NBA right now
— Full of himself
— Not liked by teammates
— Is not a point guard at next level … is a wing playmaker who can play the 2-3 but can at times guard 4 different positions
— Should absolutely be in consideration for No. 1 pick because of his overall talent