NBA Draft pick #29 - Oklahoma City Thunder

Thunder select Archie Goodwin at No. 29, send him to Phoenix

6/27/13 in NBA   |   droth   |   127 respect

With their second pick of the day, the OKC Thunder have selected Archie Goodwin out of Kentucky at number 29.  Mar 9, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Archie Goodwin (10) before the game against the Florida Gators at Rupp Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY SportsThe Thunder also picked 12th and took Steven Adams.  

Reports indicate that this pick will be traded first to Golden State and then Phoenix in an effort by the Warriors to get into the first round.

Phoenix is in full rebuilding mode after going 25-57 in 2012-13 and had a grand total of ZERO legitimate building blocks before taking Alex Len.  New GM Ryan McDonough is looking to add some young pieces to the roster to eventually build around.  Goodwin, who was one of the most highly recruited players in the country coming out of high school, has the physical potential to make an impact eventually.

He stands 6'5" and has the tools to be a real player in the league, but his lack of production is worrisome.  He is an inconsistent shooter and he struggled as Kentucky struggled last season.  

It will be interesting to see how Len and Goodwin fit together because, at this point, they're really all the Suns have to work with.
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