Deandre Ayton
Deandre Ayton
21-Year-Old CenterC
Phoenix Suns
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The No. 1 overall pick in 2018, Ayton became just the second player in NBA history 20 years old or younger to average at least 16 points and 10 rebounds on 55 percent shooting -- the other being Shaquille O'Neal. Ayton's impressive campaign was overshadowed by a great rookie class, namely Luka Doncic winning Rookie of the Year and Trae Young having a stellar second half of the season. Ayton did have some big games, however, racking up 39 double-doubles, including 21 games with at least 20 points and five performances with at least 15 rebounds. He's a traditional center, working in the pick-and-roll (135 dunks), post (58.1% on hook shots), and mid-range (34.6% on 127 attempts from 16 feet to the three-point line). While his jumpshooting needs to be more efficient, Ayton went a respectable 12-of-35 from three in college and is a good free-throw shooter (74.6 percent at a rookie), so it seems like that should develop over time. Ayton's defense also needs some work. It was a knock on him coming out of Arizona, and he blocked just 67 shots in 71 games last season. It's possible he's never a true impact player on that end of the floor, though he has the physical tools to get there if things click. All things considered, Ayton is one of the more promising young big men in the league, and fantasy owners should expect improvement heading into Year 2. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $17.73 million contract with the Suns in July of 2018.
Scores 14 points in return to action
CPhoenix Suns
October 15, 2019
Ayton had 14 points (7-9 FG), four rebounds, one assist, and one block in 17 minutes during Monday's 107-102 preseason loss to Denver.
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Ayton was back on the floor after resting the previous game, tallying 14 points in 17 minutes. He has looked good thus far and appears ready to continue where he left off last season. The only real flaw in his game at this stage is his lack of defensive numbers. If he can raise the bar, even a little, he could very well end the season inside the top-20.
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
In his lone season at Arizona, Ayton was clearly one of the most dominant big men in the country, averaging a double-double of 20.1 points and 11.6 rebounds. The 7-foot-1, 250-pounder added 1.9 blocks, consistently scaring off opposing players from attempting to get to the rim when he was in the game. Despite his size, Ayton has the athleticism and ability to run the floor in transition successfully, which should translate over well to a Suns team that played at the third-quickest pace in the NBA last season. He also has a solid jumper and showed he can knock down a three-pointer when necessary after posting a 34.3 percent clip from deep. All of those skills earned Ayton the No. 1 overall selection in the 2018 NBA Draft and he joins a Suns team that should give him every opportunity to excel right away. Concerns about his effort and motor do exist, but if Ayton does end up getting featured alongside superstar Devin Booker offensively, there's a chance he becomes a legitimate option for Fantasy owners to select in the middle rounds of most drafts. Ayton does occasionally rely on having strong facilitators that can set him up, so guys like Booker and potentially Brandon Knight could have a key part in making sure Ayton hits his upside, especially in pick-and-roll situations. While Ayton could struggle early on as a rookie transitioning to the NBA, he does have 20/10 potential on any given night if the Suns do feature him as expected. It's worth it to note that Ayton dominated summer league, averaging 14.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 1.0 steal and 1.0 block.
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Back in action
CPhoenix Suns
October 14, 2019
Ayton (rest) will be available for Monday's preseason game against Denver.
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Not playing Saturday
CPhoenix Suns
Rest
October 12, 2019
Ayton will not play Saturday against Portland due to rest purposes, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
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Double-doubles in preseason opener
CPhoenix Suns
October 9, 2019
Ayton registered 18 points (9-14 FG), 13 rebounds, two assists and two blocks across 21 minutes during the Suns' 111-106 preseason win over the Timberwolves on Tuesday.
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Done for season
CPhoenix Suns
Ankle
April 8, 2019
Ayton (ankle) has been ruled out for the Suns' regular season finale against the Mavs on Tuesday, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.
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Out Sunday
CPhoenix Suns
Ankle
April 6, 2019
Ayton (ankle) is out for Sunday's game against the Rockets, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.
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