2020 NBA Draft mock 4.0: First 31 picks post lottery

Tyler Watts
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2020 NBA Draft mock #10: Phoenix Suns- Kira Lewis Jr.

There was no hotter team during the Walt Disney World restart than the Suns. They were the only team to go undefeated in their seeding games. Devin Booker made a strong case for Bubble MVP. Deandre Ayton is blossoming into a force inside. Mikal Bridges played outstanding perimeter defense in Orlando. They have Kelly Oubre Jr. and Ricky Rubio as quality starters too.

The Suns would love to add a floor-spacing point guard to play in the backcourt next to Devin Booker. Kira Lewis Jr. is the perfect fit. It may seem like a reach, but he could legitimately be one of the five best NBA players in the 2020 draft class.

The 19-year-old took a massive leap in his second season at Alabama. He averaged 18.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 1.8 steals in 37.6 minutes per over 31 games. Lewis Jr. may be the fastest player in this class. He uses it to wreak havoc in transition.

The former Crimson Tide point guard can space the floor too. He connected on 36.2 percent of his 304 NCAA 3-point tries. That allows him to be the lead playmaker or play off the ball.

Lewis Jr. should turn into a plus defender too. His quickness helps him create turnovers and get easy buckets off them. The Suns would love to add Kira Lewis Jr. to their exciting young core. It gives them another potential All-Star talent that needs some time to develop.

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