Deandre Ayton RUMORS & NEWS

  • Suns star Chris Paul reveals old animosity towards Deandre Ayton over being a ‘loser’

    Clutch Points "According to Paul himself, he shared a few heated moments with the Suns big man early on. “Me and Deandre Ayton was getting into it like hell to start the season,” Paul admitted, via Dana Scott of azcentral. “Because I’m hard on him and I ain’t no..." August 26

  • Should Phoenix Suns give big man Deandre Ayton max rookie extension of $168 million?

    AZ Central "Looks like Deandre Ayton spent his 23rd birthday Friday back in his homeland. The Phoenix Suns center posted a video on his Instagram page of him holding his newborn son while getting on plane in the rain, followed by a second video in The Bahamas with "Happy..." July 24

  • Proposed Trade Would Send Out Deandre Ayton, Bring Raptors' Pascal Siakam to Bolster Suns

    Heavy "Just over a year ago, Pascal Siakam was coming off a high, having won an NBA championship with the Raptors  and earning his first spot on an NBA All-Star team. He averaged 22.9 points and 7.3 rebounds, and shot a very respectable 35.9% from the 3-point line, addressing one of the..." July 23

  • Deandre Ayton Solidifying Suns' Big 3 on NBA's Biggest Stage

    Bleacher Report "In their first NBA Finals appearance since 1993, the Phoenix Suns rode Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton and a high-octane third quarter to a 118-105 home victory in Game 1 over Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. CP3 was brilliant, particularly in..." July 07

  • Deandre Ayton On Chris Paul: "He Was The Best Thing That Happened To My Career."

    Fadeaway World "Last season, despite going 8-0 during the Orlando bubble, the Suns missed out on the NBA playoffs, marking yet another campaign of disappointment for the franchise But this year, with a very similar roster, the team has propelled to become a true title contender and stand just one win..." June 27

  • Chris Paul on Deandre Ayton: He's 'Gonna Get Him a Bag This Summer'

    Clutch Points "Deandre Ayton has been sensational for the Phoenix Suns in the 2021 NBA playoffs so far, and Chris Paul sure hopes the franchise knows what to do to reward the big man. After the Suns took a 3-1 lead against the Los Angeles Clippers in the Western..." June 27

  • Deandre Ayton silencing critics thanks to newfound work ethic

    CBS Sports "Perhaps one of the most important plays in Phoenix Suns' history, the "Valley Oop" as it was dubbed in the wee hours following the team's 104-103 Game 2 Western Conference finals win over the Los Angeles Clippers, was completed by a player who didn't entirely..." June 23

  • DeAndre Ayton credits NBA bubble for Suns' success

    The Score "The Phoenix Suns are two wins away from a trip to the NBA Finals, and DeAndre Aytonbelieves the Orlando bubble is a big reason why. In an interview with Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated, Ayton said the Suns' experience in the bubble laid the groundwork for..." June 23

  • Expect Huge Paydays for Suns' Young Stars, Chris Paul

    Bleacher Report "Bigs take longer to develop. That's an oft-repeated notion in the NBA, and perhaps why 2018 No. 1 pick center Deandre Ayton was quickly overshadowed by his ball-handling classmates Luka Doncic (No. 3) and Trae Young (No. 5). And while Doncic and Young are at the forefront of..." June 03

  • LeBron James gives Deandre Ayton cheap push, then doesn’t hustle back

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James turned into a poor sport at the end of his Los Angeles Lakers’ Game 4 loss to the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the NBA playoffs on Sunday. James’ Lakers lost 100-92, resulting in a series tied at two. With a minute and a half left, the Suns were leading..." May 30

  • How Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton are thriving in their first postseason for the Phoenix Suns

    ESPN "Even for established All-Stars like Devin Booker, the jump from regular-season basketball to playoff basketball is a big one, especially with LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers on the schedule. Yet with the help of 22-year-old breakout..." May 27

  • Suns star Deandre Ayton: ‘Knowing what I do and what I sacrifice leads to wins, I’m happy’

    The Athletic "Deandre Ayton has accepted a lot of pressure in life. He embraced the demands of being a No. 1 NBA draft pick, the responsibility of being the face of basketball in the Bahamas and the challenge that comes with anchoring one of the NBA’s newest title contenders. Lessons of sacrifice..." May 25

  • Deandre Ayton’s bold take on status among elite big men in NBA

    Clutch Points "Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton thinks he has the highest upside of any young big in the entire NBA. He’s ready to go out and prove his worth. Ayton discussed his upbringing and work ethic during a one-on-one with Shams Charania of The Athletic. The Suns star said he..." May 24

  • Suns' Deandre Ayton: Out again Saturday

    CBS Sports "Ayton (knee) will not play Saturday against the Spurs, Paul Garcia of reports. " May 15

  • Why the Phoenix Suns' playoff hopes rest with Deandre Ayton "The Phoenix Suns aren't sneaking up on anyone anymore. They aren't favorites to come out of the West, but a 32-8 record since the start of February - including a 4-0 record against the Jazzand Lakers - has forced the league to recognize them as..." April 25