NBA Mock Draft 2011: Suns Select Marcus Morris With No. 13 Pick

At No. 13 in the SB Nation 2011 NBA Mock Draft, our Phoenix Suns blog Bright Side Of The Sun selects Marcus Morris, a combo forward out of Kansas. BSOTS' Wil Cantrell explains the selection.

The Phoenix Suns are not in the position to make a risky choice at No. 13. The team is aging, in transition, and has many holes to fill. This is why the Suns will take Marcus Morris at 13. Morris provides the Suns with three vital attributes of a draft pick for the franchise:

1. He is a fairly polished player.

2. He is a scorer.

3. He projects as an NBA power forward.

Further, Morris isn't a one dimensional player. He can take it to the rack, and he can also step out and hit a 15-footer. He's not yet the defender or rebounder the Suns desperately need down low, but he's got the tools, desire and athleticism to develop into "that guy" who makes all of us in the desert forget about Amar'e Stoudemire.

Follow this StoryStream to see our entire SB Nation mock draft play out over the next couple days. See our 2011 NBA Draft hub for full coverage.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.