Deandre Ayton Stats
- Height / Weight
- 83 / 250 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/23/1998 (23)
Deandre Ayton Last 10 Games
Deandre Ayton News
Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton was disappointed the team didn't offer him a max contract, according to his agent Bill Duffy. The 23-year-old averaged 17.2 points and 10.2 rebounds during the 2021-22 season. He also shot a career-high 63.4% from the field and 36.8% from deep. However, the former No. 1 overall pick hasn't played an entire season since entering the league in 2018. Nonetheless, with Ayton being a restricted free agent heading into the summer, the Suns will have the opportunity to match offers from other teams, which is more than likely considering how impactful he's been. One thing is certain, wherever Ayton ends up, he'll remain a desired fantasy option for managers ahead of the 2022-23 campaign.
Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton only saw 17 minutes of action during Sunday's Game 7 matchup against the Dallas Mavericks. Head coach Monty Williams said Ayton's benching is an internal issue. The two of them had an argument in the third quarter, which led to Ayton sitting out the rest of the contest. The Suns were getting destroyed anyway, but this could be an issue heading into the offseason. Ayton is a restricted free agent this summer. That means, the Suns do control his destiny, but this could create further issues for Ayton and the Suns front office.
Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton is not concerned about his future and where he may end up this offseason. The young center has been a main piece of this Suns roster over the last few seasons. Ayton is reportedly seeking a five-year deal worth $172.5 million, which is something the Suns wouldn't pay. That being said, Ayton will be a restricted free agent this summer. The Suns don't view Ayton as a max player, but we'll see if that changes after the postseason.
Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton was a force during his team's Game 5 victory over the Mavericks, compiling 20 points on 9-for-13 shooting across his 22 minutes of action. Ayton wasn't needed for a full allotment of his minutes due to the nature of the victory, as he also snatched nine rebounds and added two assists. Bismack Biyombo largely replaced JaVale McGee as the big man off the bench, but Ayton continued his impressive series in which he has now averaged 16.8 points and 8.4 boards while shooting 58.7% overall. The 23-year-old logged double-doubles in both previous contests in Dallas for Games 3 and 4.