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Suns GM says it's 'unlikely' they keep all three first-round picks

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

The Suns could move one of their three first-rounders.  (USATSI)
The Suns could move one of their three first-rounders. (USATSI)

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In an interview with Orlando radio, Phoenix Suns GM Ryan McDonough told CBS Orlando that the Suns are likely to trade at least one of their three first-round picks.

The Suns have picks No. 14 (their own), No. 18 (via Washington from the Marcin Gortat trade) and No. 27 (via Indiana from the Luis Scola trade). They also have seven guaranteed spots and plan to bring back Eric Bledsoe and P.J. Tucker in free agency. So factoring in any free agents they want to add or players like Ish Smith they want to bring back, they just don't have the room to add three first rounders. This is more practical than anything.

So the question, then, is what do they do with them? Suns owner Robert Sarver is notorious for selling off late round draft picks, but the team looks like it's going to be cheap and good again next year. Could they package them together as part of a move for Kevin Love?

There are going to be options for McDonough, but one thing seems certain. The Suns aren't standing pat on draft night.

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