Things look brighter for Suns after winning No. 1 pick
Phoenix has won the No. 1 pick in next month's NBA draft.
It's the first time the Suns will have the chance to make the first overall selection. The Suns had the right combination of ping pong balls pop up for them at the draft lottery on Tuesday night, a reward of sorts after a season where Phoenix had the NBA's worst record at 21-61.
Phoenix lost a coin flip for the top pick in 1969 to Milwaukee. The Bucks took Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The Suns took Neal Walk.
Sacramento will pick No. 2 and Atlanta got the No. 3 pick — both of them moving up to get there. The top three spots were determined by the lottery, and then spots 4-14 fell in line of reverse order of record.
Raptors traded picks away
The Toronto Raptors have no picks in this year's draft, having traded both to Brooklyn in the DeMarre Carroll trade.
Arizona freshman Deandre Ayton is widely expected to be a strong candidate to go No. 1, and since he was at the lottery he now has a sense for how his immediate future might play out. Duke's Marvin Bagley III was also in attendance, as was Oklahoma's dynamic Trae Young and several of the other likely top picks.
The draft is June 21 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
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