The Lineup: Draft Dish & Dragic Meets the Prez

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by Matt Petersen

The Suns didn't get lucky in the NBA Draft Lottery, but they've made their own luck by amassing a trio of first-round picks in this summer's draft.

Flexibility and options galore accompany those picks. Drafting rookies, trading up or down in the draft order or acquiring players all avenues the Suns can take to build on this season's success.

SUNS ON TWITTER: DRAGIC & PREZ

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

HoopsHabit.com decided to turn back the clock and pinpoint the best Suns players "by position in the modern era." Sweet D made the cut. Who else joined him?

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...

Suns Retorter Greg Esposito thinks Phoenix's luck isn't hard to spot, even after an anticlimactic draft lottery. With a first-rate general manager, head coach, a one-year turnaround and a handful of assets, optimism about the team is as high as it's been in a while.

LOOKING AHEAD

Whatever happened to that first-round draft pick Minnesota owes us? Matt Petersen has the details on when and how the Suns will eventually cash it in.

DON'T FORGET...

Our weekly Suns Throwback series continues later today with an epic string of stories from former Phoenix forward and current assistant coach Kenny Gattison. The veteran big man talks about playing pick-up hoops with Michael Jordan as a kid, how a football taught him how to rebound and the effect of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.