The final roundup of NBA Mock Drafts are here, and apparently disagreement is the tune of the day. We've heard it time and time again, but the sentiment really is true. Even on the day of the NBA Draft, this year's crop of players still remains one of the hardest to pin down in recent memory. The reason being, after the top three-to-five players, everyone else seems to exist within varying degrees of mediocrity. As Suns GM Lance Blanks said, "I think the player (picked at) at 15 could be as good, if not better, than the player at 10."
Well that really dirties things for the Phoenix Suns now doesn't it? Uncomfortably situated at pick number 13, Phoenix falls right at the tail-end of the amorphous talent blob in this year's draft. Because of the lack of definitiveness, we essentially have no idea who will be available. At all.
Mock drafts around the Internet are all over the board with this pick, and obviously reflect the surreal amount of dissention soaking in the air. Of course, the usual suspects are there -- Jimmer Fredette, Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris, Tristan Thompson, and Bismack Biyombo -- but now they are joined by a brigade of unexpected names such as Marshon Brooks, Kemba Walker, Iman Shumpert, and Chris Singleton. What's going to happen? Clearly nobody knows.
SB Nation | 2011 NBA Mock Draft
13. Phoenix Suns: Jimmer Fredette, G, BYU
USA Today | USA TODAY's final NBA mock draft
13. Phoenix - F, Marcus Morris 6'8, 229 / Kansas
Smooth, versatile offensive player. A bit of a tweener at the next level.
Sports Illustrated | 2011 NBA Mock Draft 3.0
13. Phoenix - PG, Jimmer Fredette, BYU, Sr., 6-3, 196
Every so often, there's a pick that forces a team to re-evaluate its priorities because of the opportunity that presents itself. Such is the case here as a squad looking to improve its defense has a chance to add yet another sharpshooter. The Suns still might go big with the pick, according to sources, choosing either a Morris twin (I still have Markieff available here) or Tristan Thompson.
HoopsHype | HoopsHype.com Draft 2011
13. Phoenix - Markieff Morris 6-9 PF Kansas / Junior
The Morris Twins have built a reputation for bringing intensity and toughness every time out. Some envision Markieff becoming the better pro (over Marcus) due to his size and better ability to fit a position (PF). Phoenix can use some toughness in the paint and Markief has skills to boot.
Comparison: Drew Gooden
HoopsWorld | 2011 NBA Mock Draft - Final Consensus
13. Phoenix Suns
Alex Raskin: Jimmer Fredette
Yannis Koutroupis: Bismack Biyombo
Joel Brigham: Marshon Brooks
Luke Byrnes: Tristan Thompson
Steve Kyler: Kemba Walker
RotoWorld | The Final NBA Mock Draft
13. Suns - Iman Shumpert, PG, Georgia Tech
Shumpert's stock has been on a crazy rise lately and the team I've seen him most associated with is the Suns. He's also been linked with the Knicks, Timberwolves and Nuggets, but I've got a feeling the Suns might pull the trigger at 13, where he'd likely be the third-string point guard behind Steve Nash and Aaron Brooks. If they don't go Shumpert (and I'm not convinced they will), look for them to grab the best big man available, which could be Jonas Valanciunas.
ESPN | Dick Vitale's 2011 NBA mock draft
13. Phoenix - Bismack Biyombo, PF, Congo
CBS Sports | Mock Drafts
13. Phoenix Suns
Matt Moore: Kemba Walker, PG, Connecticut
Ben Golliver: Marcus Morris, PF, Kansas
FOX Sports | NBADraft.net mock draft 4.0
13. Phoenix Suns - Markieff Morris, PF, Kansas: The Morris Twins have built a reputation for bringing intensity and toughness every time out. Some envision Markieff becoming the better pro (over Marcus) due to his size and better ability to fit a position (PF). Phoenix can use some toughness in the paint and Markieff has skills to boot.
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13. Phoenix - Chris Singleton, SF, Florida State
Another small forward? Well, yeah. The Suns need to upgrade their defense, and Singleton might be the best perimeter defender in the draft. One of the Morrises could go here, too.