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07:15 AM ET 06.17 | Considering its volume of picks, Arizona has been busy lately, working out a wide range of players who might fit at No. 5, No. 30 and No. 57. The star of Saturday's visiting draft workout group exemplifies that. Pittsburgh 19-year-old center Steven Adams will be long gone at No. 30 and has not worked out for any team ahead of Phoenix's No. 5 but for Cleveland, which did it for its pick at No. 19. "He's in the mix for five," Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough said. ... "[At] the end of the day, he'd probably end up somewhere in the top of the first round. We have one pick there and maybe we'll be able to get some more." Adams, 7 feet and 255 pounds, worked out against Missouri senior Alex Oriakhi, who is 6-9 and 258 pounds.

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June 17, 2013  08:29 AM ET

Bench warmer...

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June 17, 2013  10:21 AM ET

He is still young but needs to play uptempo team. He runs the floor fast and better than most 4's in the NBA right now. He reminds me a lot of Asik and I expect him to have a similar impact if given minutes. His defense is above average and would give him minutes. He needs someone to work on his post game but he is only 19. If you don't need a signaficant scoring option from center and play uptempo he is probably your guy.

June 17, 2013  10:45 AM ET
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Whatever.....this franchise might be in worse long term shape than the bobcats......Yes...that's what I said

Nah no way. MJ will make sure hat doesn't happen LOL

June 17, 2013  12:59 PM ET
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Whatever.....this franchise might be in worse long term shape than the bobcats......Yes...that's what I said

Impossible

June 17, 2013  01:42 PM ET

Another high drafted big-man, out of the leauge in 3-5 years? Why do they keep thinking 'well THIS will be the one that works out' Take talent, not size, both if you can

June 17, 2013  02:16 PM ET
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Another high drafted big-man, out of the leauge in 3-5 years? Why do they keep thinking 'well THIS will be the one that works out' Take talent, not size, both if you can

This is what the NBA draft is a crap shoot. One or more of these bigs will pan out as a rotational player and they might not be from the USA. A few will be busts and not make it in the league. They will take long to develop but that is typical. Also it should go talent, then need with miminal red flags. I believe this is the year to get your bigs and roll players. Adams is one of those high energy types that play defense. He will get minutes as a defense and rebounding factor.

 
June 17, 2013  05:59 PM ET

Suns need a whole new set for their roster!

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