Suns have 3 picks in draft, may trade 1 or more

Written By The Associated Press

PHOENIX — A year ago, general manager Sean McDonough and coach Jeff Hornacek were barely on the job.

And the task ahead was challenging — rebuilding a tattered Phoenix Suns franchise that had the worst record in the Western Conference in 2012-13.

This week, the tone couldn't be more different. A huge turnaround season will do that.

The Suns were one of the NBA's biggest surprises, going 48-34 and barely missing the playoffs in the tough Western Conference. They did it with a highly entertaining up-tempo style that made them the top fast-break team in the league.

Now buoyed by the kind of success that should have taken years to develop, the Suns have three first-round pick in Thursday's draft — 14th, 18th and 27th.

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