Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Suns Assign 1st-Round Picks Ennis, Warren to D-League
The Phoenix Suns assigned first-round draft picks Tyler Ennis and T.J. Warren to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA D-League.
Warren was the No. 14 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft out of N.C. State, and Ennis was No. 18 out of Syracuse.
The Suns have a logjam at the point guard spot with Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe and Isaiah Thomas.
In April, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said Ennis could have used another year in college.
“I think he’s a great college player,” Boeheim said then. “I think physically he probably could’ve used another year. A little bit different than Dion Waiters who I had a couple of years ago who left. I think Dion was physically better, more physically ready.
“I think when you go to the NBA you need to be as physically ready as you can be. So I think Tyler could’ve benefitted from another year, but certainly he’s a tremendous player and a very, very smart point guard. And I think the one thing I think is point guard is probably the hardest position to break into in the NBA, it’s a very difficult position, but he’s got the skillset to do that. It’s just a question of him landing in the right place.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.