Ryan McDonough has considered the possibility of drafting and stashing a player overseas.
The Suns worked out Brazilian power forward Augusto Lima on Thursday.
“My preference would be to bring at least two guys to play right away out of our three picks,” McDonough said. “But if you think a guy is going to be a good player and he’s either locked in contractually or you see some areas he could develop over the next year or two, I certainly would consider drafting a guy and leaving him overseas for a year or two.”
Phoenix has the fifth, 30th and 57th overall picks in the upcoming draft.