Deandre Ayton signed a four-year $133 million offer sheet with the Indiana Pacers during the off-season, which the Phoenix Suns matched, and he now returns to Phoenix. However, Ayton didn’t seem to be thrilled about the situation.
“I was happy. It was all done, I guess.”
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— SB Nation (@SBNation) September 26, 2022
Ayton was a free agent this off-season, leaving everything up to his team and agent.
“I was under a rock just working. I was just leaving all that in my agent’s hands and I trusted my team.”
The Suns will move on from Jae Crowder, and Ayton talks about how Crowder is his guy and how he is locked in on training camp.
“I’m so locked in and just getting better and starting training camp. Jae’s my guy and I know he’s doing what’s best for him.”
Deandre Ayton spoke about the Robert Sarver findings.
“I would say I was disappointed. That was very unacceptable. That’s about it. My thoughts are with the people who were affected by it.” “At the end of the day, the action is unacceptable. Me just being from here doesn’t mean anything. My thoughts go out to all the people that seen it and were affected by it.”
The center talked about what the Suns can expect from him this season.
“Just relentlessness. Just being that player I always wanted to be ever since I got drafted. I wouldn’t say there’s no pressure coming off of me. It’s just, I finally feel like I’m older now and it’s no more taking baby steps. It’s just going out and taking what’s yours.”
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