June 23, 2016, 10:06 pm
The Suns have selected Dragan Bender with the No. 4 overal pick in the 2016 NBA draft.
Coming over from Europe and missing the Draft Combine, there isn’t as much out there on Bender as there is the other prospects. But that doesn’t make him any less of a tantalizing prospect. His numbers last season for Maccabi Tel Aviv – 2.1 points, 1.1 treys, 1.1 rebounds and 0.6 assists – definitely do no stand out, but it’s difficult as a developing 18 year old playing against grown men. The Croatian is a very fluid and athletic big man that moves extremely well for his size. He likely won’t be fantasy relevant in standard leagues next season, but the Suns will make developing him a top priority.