With the 18th overall pick in the 1994 GAH draft, the Phoenix Suns select Russian forward Andrei Fetisov.
After back-to-back first round playoffs exits against the Denver Nuggets, the Suns want to take a step forward next season. Fetisov, a 6'11" and 220 lbs big man, can step to the perimeter and hit the three, giving Karl Malone more spacing to operate inside and helping Eric Murdock to drive to the basket. In addition, he has the length and timing to block shots, which could allow him to become a solid defender. He is not a great rebounder for his height, but the Suns are happy to add Fetisov to their team.
ATLANTA HAWKS 1997/98
PG: Muggsy Bogues SG: Brent Barry SF: Detlef Schrempf PF: Charles Barkley C : David Robinson