DeAndre Ayton Rumors

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Deandre Ayton
Deandre Ayton
Position: C
Born: 07/23/98
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:250 lbs. / 113.4 kg.
Salary: $10,018,200
Ayton, who has seemed markedly more mature and locked-in during the Bubble and since, agreed with Jones’ point. He spoke to why the way the Suns have come together was so impactful to him. “If you’re not all in completely, you will be pointed out,” Ayton said. “Guys work on their game every day. We work hard, and we’re great guys off the court as well. We’re young and from different areas in the world, but for us to just compete and become one, it’s something that was really new from my career playing basketball.”
The 30-minute chat concluded with Ayton expressing a desire to carry over the success Phoenix had in the Orlando Bubble into next season. “Starting a winning legacy,” Ayton said. “Being a part of that puzzle that brings a lot to the table. Just taking that load and embracing that load as well. Getting everybody better around me and leading this team to greatness. Being the best person I can be no matter how the season goes. Being that guy.”
As a 7-footer who can shoot from the perimeter, Kaminsky believes there’s a place for him on an NBA roster. He’d like it to be in Phoenix, where he can be the primary backup to Ayton at center. “I’ve had some really good stretches in my career but I haven’t put it together for an extended period of time and that’s something I know I can do and something I keep working towards,” Kaminsky said. “I know it’s going to happen one day, so I’m going to keep working for that and that’s really how my first five years have gone.”
Storyline: Frank Kaminsky Free Agency