By Bill Carey
June 14, 2012

The Phoenix Suns have reportedly promised to draft Syracuse guard Dion Waiters. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

When former Syracuse guard Dion Waiters cancelled his workouts and interviews at the NBA Draft Combine, the prevailing wisdom was that a team drafting late in the lottery promised to take him with its pick.

The Journal Times' Gery Woelfel reports that the Phoenix Suns, which hold the No. 13 pick in the draft, are the team.

Phoenix finished .500 this season, missing the playoffs by three games. The team's near future depends on whether two-time MVP Steve Nash returns.

The 38-year-old Nash is a free agent and may leave Phoenix, where he has the last eight seasons, for a contender in his quest to win a championship.

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