13. Phoenix Suns draft Tyrese Proctor
The 6’5 guard is currently sidelined by an ankle injury but should return in short order with plenty to prove. Proctor had a disastrous start to his freshman campaign before coming on late. He came back for a second season at Duke and was viewed as a top-ten pick in the preseason.
In his first eight games, the 19-year-old has limited his turnovers, dished out more dimes, and increased his scoring, despite his minutes being down slightly from his freshman campaign. The Blue Devils are loaded with talent in the backcourt, which means Proctor must shine to get significant run.
There are questions about his shooting. He couldn’t buy a 3-pointer to start his freshman season before shooting 39.5 percent over his final 18 games. Proctor has made just 11 of his first 34 attempts this season and must consistently knock down jumpers to vault into the top ten.
The Suns are searching for talent around their Big 3 and need a point guard. They must develop Proctor’s shooting, playmaking, and defense, but Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, and Bradley Beal are three fantastic mentors for a young guard. Phoenix has no plans of selecting in the lottery, but Tyrese Proctor would be a fantastic addition if they do.