Well, that didn’t take long.
Deandre Ayton agreed to a4year, $133 million offer sheet from the Indiana Pacers earlier Thursday. The phoenix Suns had 48 hours to match and they needed less than a typical work shift before matching the offer. keeping Ayton in the desert until at least for the next 365 days.
Ayton averaged 17.2 points and 10.2 rebounds per contest this past season but his season ended in a tumultuous notes, having only played on 17 minutes ,scoring a mere 5 points and even being accused of quitting by his coach in thei 123-90 donkey-kicking the Dallas Maverick put on them in the Western Semifinals. That notwithstanding the former no.1 overall pick in 2018 has made steady improvement and emerged as a force in the Suns 2021 run to the NBA Finals. With Ayton back in the fold, the Suns, return , largely intact, the key components to a team that went 62-=20 this season.