Deandre Ayton likely to land a max contract

Deandre Ayton likely to land a max contract

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Deandre Ayton likely to land a max contract

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Ayton is expected to command a maximum salary, sources said, but there is skepticism among league executives the Suns would match such a lucrative offer.
Source: Jake Fischer @ Bleacher Report

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
With more smoke around Deandre Ayton being available it is still time for the #Thunder to remain patient. #ThunderUp:…4:43 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
A straight-up Deandre Ayton for Clint Capela plus No. 16 sign-and-trade doesn’t work financially, by the way. The math gets pretty tricky to make something work, but extra pieces/teams would be required – 1:44 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Monty Williams has complained about Deandre Ayton, Suns might not match max offer sheet…1:11 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Maybe the best Deandre Ayton sign-and-trade is the friends we made along the way – 1:10 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
‘Other teams’: Deandre Ayton’s agent, Bill Duffy, addresses future with Phoenix #Suns in @Sirius XM NBA interview with @TermineRadio and @Eddie Johnson (w/videos) #NBAPlayoffs2022… via @azcentral6:01 PM
Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
New BS Podcast w/ @Ryen Russillo
—Happy Andrew WigginsDay!
—Curry and the Finals Thing
—Notes from a bizarre Game 3 in Boston
—PJ Tucker, semi-unicorn
—Grant Williams cracks us up
—A midseason tournament would work… how?
—The best Ayton trade is… ?…1:30 AM
Krishna Narsu @knarsu3
Top 5 + 1 in Short Mid-Range FG% in the playoffs with a minimum of 50 shot attempts:
1. Jokic 68.97% (58)
2. Steph 60.66% (61)
3. CP3 57.41% (54)
4. Ayton 54.43% (79)
5. Jimmy Buckets 50% (60)
6. Luka 49.47% (95) – 8:49 PM
Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
Getting equal value back in a sign-and-trade is very difficult. @esidery explored some sign-and-trade ideas for Deandre Ayton below.
My takeaway? The Suns need to re-sign Ayton (either to keep him long-term or deal him later when he has more trade value):…8:54 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
“Things will work out for Deandre. He’s a valuable player and there’s other teams in the league as well”
Longtime NBA Agent Bill Duffy tells @TermineRadio & @Eddie Johnson what the future holds for his client, Deandre Ayton, as he heads into restricted free agency PM

More on this storyline

After the Suns declined to sign Ayton to a five-year, rookie-scale max extension before the 2021-22 season, restricted free agency is now on the horizon for the athletic big man. During the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, Ayton’s agent Bill Duffy discussed Ayton’s future on SiriusXM’s NBA show. “We’re disappointed. We wanted a max contract,” Duffy said. “He went out and was a solider the whole year, played well, improved his statistics. So, we’re proud of him. A lot of guys handle things differently, but he was very mature about it. Things will work out for Deandre. He’s a valuable player. There’s other teams in the league as well. He’s a restricted free agent, so we’ll see how this process unfolds.” -via / May 23, 2022

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