2021 NBA Draft: Mock 2.0, star power, trades, big risers

Evan Mobley, Jalen Suggs, Knicks, NBA Draft.(Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
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66. . G. Phoenix Suns. Ayo Dosunmu. 29. player

2021 NBA Draft Mock 2.0: Phoenix Suns gets more backcourt help with Ayo Dosunmu

A tough, Chicago-born combo guard, Ayo Dosunmu is absolutely worthy of a first-round pick.

Phoenix has a fantastic starting backcourt duo of Chris Paul and Devin Booker. For as outstanding as this team has been, it’s always nice to get added depth in the backcourt.

NBA Draft – Ayo Dosunmu NBA player comparisons

  • Jrue Holiday
  • Jeremy Lin – Creative scoring
  • Tyler Johnson

Ayo Dosunmu can really leave his mark in a variety of ways. As a point guard in college, Dosunmu showed a nice blend of shiftiness and strength that allowed him to create space against defenders. At 6’5, 200lbs, that same blend should translate at the next level.

Dosounmu is a good lateral athlete but isn’t going to blow anyone away with his first step or vertical.

He’s a smart passer who should be able to run some point in the league. He also shows off great hustle and anticipation as a rebound chaser. That’s why I love Dosunmu’s potential as a bench sparkplug – he’s not a one-trick pony.

Even as a defender, Dosunmu has nice versatility and alertness both on and off ball. He’s a very willing defender who has the profile to defend opposing 1 and 2 guards.

Dosunmu becomes part of a contending team but has the upside to be a starting guard.