An NBA writer has proposed a trade deal between the Golden State Warriors and the Phonix Suns involving Deandre Ayton. In this deal, the Warriors will receive Ayton from the Suns. Here is the potential trade idea!
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The Deandre Ayton Trade Proposal
The Phoenix Suns will receive Andrew Wiggins, Kevon Looney, Moses Moody, and a 2028 First-Round Draft Pick.
The Golden State Warriors will receive Deandre Ayton in exchange.
Eddie Bitar is a popular NBA news writer from the Fadeaway World. He keeps on proposing trade deals between different NBA teams. Recently, he has proposed a deal where the Warriors will acquire Ayton from the Suns.
Ayton is one of the best players from the Suns. He has averaged around 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game while playing for the Suns in the last season.
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Deandre has scored around 58.9% of his shots from the field and 76% of the shots from the free-throw line. Further, he recorded around 36 double-doubles for the Suns and helped them win 45 games in the regular NBA Season.
While Deandre Ayton is one of the best NBA players, his play level has dropped in recent times, especially in the 2023 playoffs. The star center scored around 13.4 points and 9.7 rebounds against the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers in a total of 10 games.
Ayton couldn’t register even a positive plus-minus rating in a game while playing against the Nuggets series, where he averaged around 10.8 points and 8.2 rebounds in every game.
Deandre Ayton’s Future Uncertainty: A Potential Departure from the Suns and the Golden State Warriors’ Pursuit
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Ayton is likely to announce his departure from the Suns since his relationship with the former head coach Monty Williams isn’t good. Ayton also has some health issues, which he got in Game 5 in the Nuggets series. Further, he couldn’t play in the Game 6 due to ongoing injuries.
Ayton wanted to join hands with the Pacers in a deal
The star center could have announced his departure in the last offseason by joining the Indiana Pacers. However, the Suns matched the Pacers’ offers where they were offering a 4-year contract worth a massive $132.9 million.