DeAndre Ayton Rumors

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Deandre Ayton
Deandre Ayton
Position: C
Born: 07/23/98
Height: 7-1 / 2.16
Weight:250 lbs. / 113.4 kg.
Salary: $8,175,840
But Ayton’s improved play in recent weeks can be tracked back to Dec. 6, when Kokoskov made the stunning move of starting Rashaun Holmes over him in a game against Portland. Though Ayton has flashed his monstrous potential more often in the aftermath, Kokoskov has tried to downplay the situation. “I have kids at home. So my relationship with my kids at home, some days I don’t like them, but there are never days that I don’t love them. You keep guys accountable, you talk to him, but you believe they’re responsible. You give them freedom to take some responsibilities,” Kokoskov explained. “That’s the way that I’m dealing with my guys. It’s not that I’m benching guys after one bad play, a turnover, but if that happens, it’s like dealing with your own kids, the intention is always positive. You send a message but he’s a good player.”
Former NBA coach David Blatt predicts that 19-year-old Dallas Mavericks player Luka Dončić will be named 2019’s Rookie of the Year. “I told everyone he was the best player in the draft,” Blatt said Monday, speaking at Calcalist’s Forecast 2019 conference in Tel Aviv. “Stephen A. Smith is clueless at basketball,” Blatt said, referring to several comments made by the ESPN commentator favoring 2018 first draft pick DeAndre Ayton. “(Dončić) is hands down the best player in the draft,” Blatt said.