By Greg Esposito,
Posted: May 21, 2013

As President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby sat at a French cafe just feet away from the ABC Times Square studios after the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, he looked as if a weight had been lifted from his shoulders. It was clear he had just been through an event that was as stressful for him as any overtime contest is for one of the many players he’s helped sign over the years.

Posted: May 21, 2013

The Phoenix Suns will select fifth overall in the 2013 NBA Draft, it was determined tonight in the 2013 NBA Draft Lottery.

For the Suns, it will be the second time in franchise history that the club has owned the fifth overall selection. Phoenix selected Ring of Honor member Walter Davis with the fifth pick in the 1977 NBA Draft. Recent fifth overall selections in the NBA include Jeff Green (2007), Kevin Love (2008), Ricky Rubio (2009), DeMarcus Cousins (2010), Jonas Valanciunas (2011) and Thomas Robinson (2012).