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# Marquese Chriss
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  • Phoenix Suns
  • Drafted 8th overall in 2016
  • PF
  • 6'10" / 233lbs
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  • 07/02/1997
  • USA
  • 8th pick, 2016
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2016 NBA DraftNBADrafted 8th overall by Sacramento.
2016 NBA DraftNBADraft rights traded by Sacramento to Phoenix in exchange for the draft rights to Georgios Papagiannis (#13), the draft rights to Skal Labissiere (#28), the draft rights to Bogdan Bogdanovic (#27, 2014) and a 2020 second round pick.
7th July, 2016NBASigned four year, $13,299,636 rookie scale contract with Phoenix. Included team options for 2018/19 and 2019/20.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2015 - 2016Washington (NCAA)
June 2016 - presentPhoenix Suns (NBA)

June 29, 2017

Marquese Chriss
PF, 6’10, 233lbs, 19 years old, 1 year of experience

Played all 82 games and had 75 starts, so certainly given his opportunities as a rookie. The team stuck with him after a very slow start, which paid off with a very strong finish. Chriss committed an enormous amount of fouls, which tempered his overall production, but in between whistles he was an athletic, aggressive, highlight-reel player who showed both stretch and defensive potential.. Chriss has already proven that if he is able to catch the ball on the move, it might not end well for whoever challenges him. He is also already a threat in the pick-and-roll and transition games. If he can further hone the jump shot, his offence will be good, while if he can maximise his potential both defending around the basket and out on perimeter traps - at which he has both the speed and the confidence - then his defence could be really good.

Player Plan: Three years of rookie scale salary remaining. Keep, develop and enjoy.