Suns may be willing to move No. 1 draft pick

Former Suns general manager Ryan McDonough says he intends to stay involved in the NBA.

Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough says he is open to moving the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 draft for the right price.

McDonough told ESPN that the Suns’ brass hasn’t ruled out the option of dealing away the No. 1 pick for a lower pick or an All-Star caliber player with multiple years left on his contract.

“We’re certainly open to that. We’ll consider it,” McDonough said. “Obviously, we’ll have more information closer to the draft than we do today, after we go through the workout process and the interview process and we get the medical physicals. So we’re open to that. I think if you look around the NBA, as far as the veteran players, there are probably a few players we’d consider trading the pick for. So it’ll be a busy month for us.”

If the Suns decide to hold onto the pick, they are widely expected to take Deandre Ayton from Arizona.

“I’ve been in the league 15 or 16 years now,” McDonough said. “I’ve never been with a franchise that’s had the No. 1 pick. So it’s a big responsibility, but especially in this draft with the talent at the top that we look forward to.”