Now comes concrete reporting to the contrary.
John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7:
The Suns need a point guard and clearly like Morant. But Williamson is the far-superior prospect. That’s the good reason to take Williamson. There are even bad reasons, too – like Williamson’s marketability.
Remember, there’s only a 14% chance Phoenix gets the No. 1 pick. So, this probably won’t matter.
But good for the Suns settling this quickly. The rumor only made them look bad (which might have been part of the point of people spreading it). James Jones’ regime has hit at least a tolerable level of credibility.