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The latest NBA mock draft from USA Today has the Suns taking Zach Edey

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Is Zach Edey an NBA lottery pick after his March Madness run with Purdue?

After all, the center is humongous and showed he could be a big man in the league who could develop further.

In the latest 2024 NBA mock draft from our Bryan Kalbrosky, he had Edey going No. 27 overall to the Utah Jazz, which works for their rebuilding squad.

But in the latest 2024 NBA mock from USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Zillgitt, he’s got Edey going No. 20 to the Phoenix Suns, which makes sense — Jusuf Nurkic probably needs help off the bench.

Here’s his take on the thinking behind the pick:

Edey was outstanding in the tournament, leading Purdue to the title game where he had 37 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in the loss to UConn. Had 40 points and 16 rebounds against Tennessee in an Elite Eight game. Edey is a bear to defend in the low post, and he may just win the college player of the year award. But in the NBA, is he mobile enough, especially defensively, to keep up with style and pace?

Make sure to check out our latest 2024 NBA mock draft from Bryan Kalbrosky!

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