NBA rumors: Deandre Ayton expected to get a max contract in free agency

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Gerald Bourguet: Monty Williams said Deandre Ayton tweaked his ankle a bit last night like he did in Detroit, though it's nowhere near as serious. Suns are resting 4 starters because of things that have "piled up on them" at this time of year
Adrian Wojnarowski: Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton -- who's missed seven games with an ankle injury -- will warm-up for meeting with Brooklyn tonight before making final decision on returning to lineup, sources tell ESPN. Ayton worked out this morning and felt close to a return, sources said.
Duane Rankin: Monty Williams said Deandre Ayton (ankle) "didn't do anything" on the court at practice today. Did "functional" stuff off it. Odds say he's out tomorrow, but we'll see. #Suns
Dane Moore: Deandre Ayton has missed the last 5 games for Phoenix, but could return tonight against the Timberwolves. Monty Williams said on Sunday that Ayton just needs to get his conditioning up to be able to play. Javale McGee + Frank Kaminsky have been taking the center minutes lately
Kellan Olson: Deandre Ayton (right leg contusion) is listed as out on the Suns' injury report for tomorrow at the Kings. No other new additions. Cam Payne no longer on there.
Duane Rankin: Monty Williams said Deandre Ayton (leg) will play, Cameron Payne (hip) won't. He also said he's OK with players being uneasy about playing. #Suns
Kellan Olson: DA said it was difficult to work back from his ankle injury during quarantine. Called it a bone bruise. Was on facetime and calls to try and get the necessary work done.
Duane Rankin: Deandre Ayton will return tonight from a right ankle sprain that sidelined him 5 games after suffering injury in his return game from 25-game suspension . This will be just his 3rd game as the #Suns will play their 23rd game tonight. Facing #RipCity in 3rd of 4-game road trip.
Kellan Olson: Deandre Ayton (right ankle sprain) is out tomorrow. Kelly Oubre Jr. (right groin) is probable.
Gerald Bourguet: Suns confirm Deandre Ayton and T.J. Warren are out tomorrow, along with Devin Booker, Tyler Johnson and Kelly Oubre
Gerald Bourguet: Suns list Deandre Ayton (left ankle sprain) as out for tomorrow's game against the Cavs. Tyler Johnson and T.J. Warren still out too
Duane Rankin: Deandre Ayton riding out in cart after spraining left ankle tonight vs. #GrindCity. #Suns pic.twitter.com/Mn5JGWoWDc

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Gina Mizell: Igor Kokoskov says during his pregame availability that, unless something goes haywire during warmups, Deandre Ayton will return from his sprained ankle tonight vs. Atlanta. He will start and have no minutes restrictions #Suns
Gina Mizell: Per #Suns, Deandre Ayton (ankle) is doubtful to play tomorrow at San Antonio. He has missed the past five games.
Gina Mizell: Kokoskov says Deandre Ayton is OUT tonight vs. Lakers but that he’s not overly concerned about Ayton’s sprained ankle. Richaun Holmes (sprained foot) will be active and could play. De’Anthony Melton (sprained ankle) is projected to be out until All-Star break. #Suns
Duane Rankin: Deandre Ayton (ankle) and Richaun Holmes (foot) are questionable for Sunday night's game at #Lakers after missing last four games. De'Anthony Melton (ankle) out as he was wearing a boot on it last night. TJ Warren has been shut down for two weeks w/right ankle soreness. #Suns
Gerald Bourguet: Kokoskov says Ayton and Holmes are out tonight. Bender will start again
Gerald Bourguet: Deandre Ayton (left ankle sprain) is listed as doubtful for tomorrow. Richaun Holmes (right foot sprain) is questionable.
Duane Rankin: Deandre Ayton (left ankle sprain) and Richaun Holmes (right foot sprain) questionable for tonight's game at Minnesota after suffering injuries last night at Charlotte. Ayton hurt ankle trying to avoid TJ Warren in 1st half while Holmes hurt foot on dunk in 3rd quarter. #Suns
Gina Mizell: Personnel newsy bits from #Suns practice * T.J. Warren is expected to play limited minutes tomorrow vs. Clippers * Deandre Ayton missed practice with flu-like symptoms, Igor said. * Devin Booker did some recovery stuff during today’s practice but is OUT tomorrow.
Gerald Bourguet: Suns list Troy Daniels (concussion protocol) as questionable for tomorrow's game against the Warriors. Deandre Ayton (ankle) was not listed on the injury report, so that's good.
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