On nearly each scorching June weekday that a millionaire could be anywhere, Suns executives and coaches descend from their US Airways Center offices and find eight to 10 of their roster players working out or doing drills on the practice court.

The Suns captured a community of chemistry and commitment last season and wanted to find a match for that in Thursday night's draft.

Judging from where first-round picks T.J. Warren of North Carolina State and Tyler Ennis of Syracuse were last year, that part will be a layup.


Their value as the 14th and 18th picks will take years to prove but their character, work ethic and ability to improve already played out to be in the position of holding up Suns jerseys on Friday.

"The best type of players that are out there are the guys who love the game, love to play and are willing to work hard and get better," Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said. "We see that in these two guys."