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Suns pick at No. 4: Josh Jackson, Kansas forward

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The Phoenix Suns selected Kansas forward Josh Jackson with the No. 4 overall pick of the 2017 NBA draft on Thursday night. 

Ford's Big Board ranking -- No. 3: "He has a Kevin Garnett-like intensity to the way he plays the game. He's the best two-way player in the draft and has elite court vision for a wing, along with great length and athleticism." More (Insider)

Kevin Pelton's stats and scouting ranking -- No. 6: "Jackson has good steal and block rates and is an excellent playmaker for a wing. So why doesn't he project better? Inefficiency is a major culprit." More (Insider)

Scouting report -- positives:

  • Super athletic wing

  • Incredible motor and competitiveness

  • Attacks on both ends of the floor

Scouting report -- negatives:

  • Needs to improve his jumper

  • Can struggle to get in the flow as a scorer

  • Can be overly aggressive at times leading to foul trouble

Read the full scouting report (Insider)

ESPN Analytics projection (within his first five seasons):

  • Chances he'll be an All-Star: 6.98 percent

  • Chances he'll be a starter: 28.14 percent

  • Chances he'll be a role player: 25.69 percent

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