Suns score No. 1 pick at NBA draft lottery

Ottawa Citizen - - SPORTS -

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 Tues­day in Chicago after a sea­son in which 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 Ab­dulJab­bar. 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 four to 14 fell in line of re­verse or­der of record. The draft is June 21 at Bar­clays Cen­ter in Brook­lyn, N.Y. Ari­zona fresh­man DeAn­dre Ay­ton is a strong can­di­date to go No. 1.

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