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With the NBA draft less than two weeks away, the Suns on Saturday morning got an up-close look at a prime candidate for their No. 4 selection, working out Duke forward Jayson Tatum in Los Angeles.

Tatum (6-8, 204 pounds) is perhaps the most offensively gifted player in the draft pool, someone who could produce sooner rather than later. During his only college season, he featured NBA-level moves, averaging 16.8 points and 7.3 rebounds. He shot 50.4 percent from 2-point range, 34.2 from 3 and 84.9 from the foul line. 

Tatum’s biggest concern comes on defense, which is where Phoenix needs the most help. Some scouts have questioned how Tatum will fare against NBA small forwards in traditional lineups and against power forwards in smaller lineups.

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Most respected mock drafts have Tatum going fourth or fifth, but given his offensive skill, it wouldn’t be a surprise if he went earlier. In addition to Tatum, the Suns are expected to consider Kentucky point guard De’Aaron Fox, Kansas small forward Josh Jackson and Florida State forward Jonathan Isaac.

That’s assuming UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball doesn’t fall.

“In my opinion, Jayson Tatum is out there by himself,” ESPN college analyst and former NBA veteran LaPhonso Ellis said in a recent interview on the draft’s talent at small forward.

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The Suns have held draft workouts in Phoenix the past two weeks. These sessions mostly have featured candidates for their second-round selections. In addition to No. 4, the Suns hold the 32nd and 54th overall picks. The draft unfolds June 22 in Brooklyn. 

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