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2012 NBA Mock Draft: Suns Select Jeremy Lamb

The Phoenix Suns are looking to upgrade their backcourt in some way, shape, or form. With Marcin Gortat leading a young, developing frontcourt, the backcourt is the next part of the rebuilding process and at no. 13 in the draft, they should be able to add a solid guard.

In Chad Ford of ESPN's latest mock draft, he has the Suns selecting UConn shooting guard Jeremy Lamb with the no. 13 pick.

Here is what Ford had to say about Lamb:

Lamb suffered a high ankle sprain in a workout in Toronto and has struggled to get well enough to resume workouts. Although GMs think he's talented, they have questioned his toughness. His inability to work out has hurt him a bit, too.

However, Lamb went into Phoenix this weekend and toughed out a workout on the bad ankle. A source in Phoenix told me the Suns were impressed with his toughness and willingness to fight through the workout. His performance there could keep him in the lottery. If Lamb is gone, Terrence Ross, Dion Waiters and Austin Rivers are all possibilities here. So is Arnett Moultrie.

What happens in the 12 picks prior to the Suns' selection will go a long way in determining where the Suns go with their picks. But in one of the deeper drafts in quite some time, they should have plenty of options when they are officially on the clock.

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