Phoenix Suns Select Josh Jackson With 4th Pick In 2017 NBA Draft

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This pick could prove to be a steal for the Suns.

Although Phoenix love themselves a point guard, taking Jackson is a great move. Phoenix already has their shooter in Devin Booker, and Brandon Knight, when healthy, serves as a great facilitator. Adding Josh Jackson to the mix allows the Suns to space the floor, but still allows for an isolation play.

The Big 12 Freshman of The Year averaged 16.3 points, 3.0 assists and 7.4 rebounds per game. Jackson is not necessarily the best shooter, however, he is very effective at finding ways to score without needing to be in an isolation role, and is a very explosive athlete. His small wingspan and size may limit his ability to play power forward in a small-ball set, however, his defensive tenacity is definitely something the Suns like about him.

Josh Jackson is a great two-way player, but his ability and willingness to become a better, more effective and fundamentally sound shooter will tell if he can make the jump to becoming an NBA star. For Phoenix, they get a bit of everything with this pick. Jackson is a reliable shooter, is very effective when attacking the basket and, plays with a bulldog-like mentality. Lastly, Jackson has a strong basketball IQ as well as competitive spirit, even if his offense is not always there.

For Phoenix, they get a bit of everything with this pick. Jackson is a reliable shooter, is very effective when attacking the basket, and plays with a bulldog-like mentality. Lastly, Jackson has a strong basketball IQ as well as competitive spirit, even if his offense is not always there.

The passion with which Jackson plays the game will hopefully be contagious for the Suns. At times last season, many of the Suns' players looked extremely depleted. Losing a lot of games at a time can be very depressing, but hopefully, the never say die attitude along with the all-out hustle that Jackson plays with can inspire his new teammates day in and day out.

Suns fans, you are going to like this one.