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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.

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