Suns score No. 1 pick at NBA draft lottery
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.