Suns acquire Ryan Dunn from Nuggets in NBA Draft. 

After trading down with the Denver Nuggets, Phoenix picked Virginia wing Ryan Dunn with the 28th choice in the 2024 NBA Draft.  

Phoenix traded the No. 22 pick to Denver on Wednesday for the 28th and 56th picks this year and 2026 and 2031 second-rounders.  

Dunn is considered the top defensive prospect in the class, a perimeter athlete who can lockdown four positions. Along with 8.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 0.8 assists, he averaged 2.3 blocks and 1.3 steals.  

On offense, the 6-foot-6 wing with a wingspan over 7 feet cuts and rebounds. He collected 2.2 offensive rebounds each night.  

Dunn's jump shot made him available for Phoenix in the 20s and will determine his NBA value.  

Dunn made 12 3-pointers in two college seasons, 23.5% of his 51 tries. Dunn's 52.5% free-throw shooting efficiency on 99 career tries is even worse. If Dunn could improve his jump jumper, the Suns would get a draft steal and fill a major need.  

Dunn adds a wing to the Suns' depth, which was previously filled by small Grayson Allen and Royce O'Neale, who are better at guarding than wings.  

Kevin Durant was the only rotation genuine wing. Not by design, the Suns signed Keita Bates-Diop, Josh Okogie, and Yuta Watanabe to veteran's minimum contracts to have one option in the offseason.   

Nassir Little was the third player of the Deandre Ayton trade back after Allen and Jusuf Nurkic. No one of those four players performed well enough to be a regular.  

Phoenix can sign unrestricted free agent O'Neale before July's free agency. OKogie and Bol have player options.  


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